Zen Internet has been awarded Public Service Network (PSN) accreditation for its IP VPN product, allowing the independent connectivity provider to offer services to public sector organisations including local authorities and NHS hospitals.
PSN accreditation recognises that Zen’s infrastructure and protocols are sufficiently robust and secure to safely carry sensitive public sector data. To demonstrate this, Zen had to achieve CESG Assured Service (Telecoms) certification – known as CAS(T) - and undergo a thorough IT health check.
CAS(T) is evidence that a network is built, operated and managed in a way that meets rigorous standards for security and availability. In effect, the certificate gives Zen trusted supplier status for public service contracts.
Jon Bauer, Zen’s technical director, said: “We have worked very hard to achieve PSN accreditation and it’s credit to the whole Zen team that we achieved it so quickly.