Cloud Gateway has received public sector network (PSN) accreditation to support the Government’s move to make better use of cloud technology and decrease its reliance on the public sector network.

The company said it provides secure connectivity between existing PSN services, and private and public cloud environments that Government bodies can migrate to, whilst preserving the backbone pan-Government PSN connectivity.

The platform encrypts network traffic, managing the traffic’s movement through a single enforcement point, from the Government to any cloud service provider, including the PSN, seamlessly and without disruption or impact to users.

In 2017, the Government recognised that significant technology advancements meant the PSN was no longer the most appropriate or cost effective option, and has since encouraged the use of the internet and move to public cloud strategy.

As the government breaks away from the PSN and completely transforms its digital infrastructure, it needs a secure connectivity platform that can integrate different cloud environments together with existing PSN services without users or providers experiencing any downtime. Cloud Gateway was chosen to support the modernisation of the Government’s IT infrastructure.

By using Cloud Gateway, service providers on the PSN will be able to continue providing services while migrating to the cloud and simultaneously interact with existing services on the PSN. Service consumers will be able to securely access and use the services they need, completely uninterrupted throughout the migration process.

Justin Day, CEO of Cloud Gateway, said: “Embracing the latest technologies is essential for any organisation to remain efficient and competitive but connecting them effectively can be a huge challenge.

“Working with the Government, we can ensure that everyone can securely access and use the services they need to ensure business remains as usual. It’s great that the government are setting a precedent for using a hybrid cloud approach and hopefully this will encourage other businesses to follow suit.”