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Dobus™ has delivered over 21 million individual downloads to the UK MoD and its Defence Contractors since it was launched in 2003. Conceived and designed to be a private cloud specifically for the UK Public Sector, the service has been operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the last 10 years – this makes Dobus unlike any other cloud service available today.

 

Dobus™ is a service designed to enable the secure delivery of software updates and patches in a safe and secure manner. More simply, it enables users to update their systems instantly, securely, conveniently, and without risk, from a service they can trust.

 

TRUST IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE NEW DIGITAL ECONOMY AND DUE TO DOBUSTM’ 99.999% RELIABILITY IT HAS A FANTASTIC REPUTATION OF BEING THE MARKET LEADER FOR SECURE, INSTANT PATCHING WITHIN CLOSED NETWORKS. SINCE JUNE 2003, DOBUSTM HAS HAD OVER 500 MILLION HITS ORIGINATING FROM OVER 85,000 UNIQUE IP ADDRESSES.

 

Building on the manifest success of Dobus over the last decade; the next stage in the development of the platform is to expand into other areas of the public sector and so provide a growing range of services to many more users operating within secure environments and within closed networks. To complement this strategy, SBL have invested in a secure link to the Government Convergence Framework (GCF), which in time will become the Public Sector Network (PSN). This allows SBL to deliver Dobus™ based services to the entire Public Sector. Indeed, these services are now advertised through the G-Cloud Framework and are ready to go live imminently.

The Dobus™ V2 architecture enables the delivery of innovative services specifically designed to address the security concerns inherent in the adoption of public sector cloud strategies. These services will serve to empower the public sector in selecting services via the Cloud Store through the utilisation of a UK located, wholly UK owned, high security, and accredited infrastructure.

 

Infographic_ImageTHE PROMPT APPLICATION OF SOFTWARE PATCHES IS CRITICAL TO THE SECURITY OF MODERN IT SYSTEMS. ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT WEBSITE (GOV.UK), 93% OF LARGE CORPORATIONS AND 76% OF SMALL BUSINESSES REPORTED A CYBER-SECURITY BREACH IN 2012. THE COST OF EACH SECURITY BREACH FOR A LARGE COMPANY IS ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN £110,000 AND £250,000.

 

The future strategy of the Dobus platform is to utilise it as a UK owned and located private cloud environment to deliver content and innovative cloud services within a public sector domain, or behind a public sector firewall. For example, enabling users to access secure email, online backup and recovery services, secure collaboration tools and a secure app centre. Authentication to a number of these services will be enhanced with the use of digital certificates that will be issued directly by SBL. This innovation of cloud services supports and enables the Government Cloud Strategy to transform the public sector ICT estate into one that is agile, cost effective and environmentally sustainable.

 

As the cyber domain, with its inherent security issues, continues to grow and develop, Dobus will too. Dobus is becoming increasingly important in the new Information Age and will expand in the future to cover more and more secure environments to ensure that more end users can reap the benefits associated with it. Dobus exists in order to help public sector organisations find solutions to the challenges of the cloud; it is a means of delivering services that will enable the benefits of the cyber domain and so allow organisations to operate in it safely and with confidence.

 

For more information about Dobus email cybertalk@softbox.co.uk or
visit www.softbox.co.uk

 

SBL’S APP CENTRE

 

SBL’s App Centre provides the Public Sector everything they need to securely deploy and manage applications and data on both corporate and employee- owned devices.

 

The App Centre is compatible with both AppleTM and AndroidTM devices, and provides simple but powerful control of security, policies and enterprise data, without interfering with the normal operation of the device or its user data. Distribution of both applications and data to users is easily and securely managed, and should an employee leave or a device be lost, corporate data can be wiped on demand without affecting anything else on the device. SBL’s App Centre is hosted in the UK. Every type of application can be hosted, whether they are normal commercial apps, volume purchased apps or an organisation’s own internally developed apps.

 

SBL’S MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT (MDM)

 

SBL Mobile Device Management provides visibility and control over AppleTM, AndroidTM and Windows Phone® devices. The MDM Solution is deployed where complete device management is required, including cases such as mobile email, and mobile policy and configuration management. MDM allows people to enable and secure personal apps and content as well as managing the device. SBL’s MDM Solution is securely hosted in the UK via Dobus, which guarantees UK Safe Harbour for all applications and data. Every type of application can be enabled, secured and managed, whether they are normal commercial apps, volume purchased apps or an organisation’s own internally developed apps.

 

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