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SBL deliver 12,500 encrypted JAMES user devices to military units within the UK and Overseas

SBL has been selected by the JAMES Project Team to provide a Managed Encryption and Deployment service which will deliver 12,500 Encrypted JAMES User Devices to Military Units within the UK and overseas. 

The JAMES (Joint Asset Management and Engineering Solution) Project seeks to deliver operation cost savings through the visibility of asset and engineering data. SBL has worked closely with the JAMES Project Team to specify and procure the most suitable hardware and security products which meet the stringent requirements of this project and to achieve their cost saving objectives. 

JAMES chose Getac, experienced ruggedized solution providers, as their preferred hardware partner for this project. SBL and Getac collaborated with the MoD in the specification of the rugged tablets which are required to withstand the most inhospitable terrain and environmental conditions and have been customised to include features specific to the JAMES Project. 

All aspects of this service are carried out in SBL’s Government Approved secure facility in York by SBL’s Security Cleared staff that have vast experience in handling cryptographic material and deploying encryption solutions. 

SBL provide a Managed Service, designed collaboratively with the JAMES IPT which includes the
following elements:

SBL provide a Managed Service, designed collaboratively with the JAMES IPT which includes the following elements:

• Cost effective hardware specification and procurement
• Encryption product evaluation and verification
• Key material acquisition and management
• Image build and deployment
• Device encryption
• Encryption/custodian training for JAMES staff
• Asset recording
• Secure repair and maintenance service
• Appropriate handling of protectively marked data
• Deployment management ITIL compliant help desk service interfacing to MoD
• Secure WEEE compliant media destruction
• Statistical reporting and project management

 

All aspects of this service are carried out in SBL’s Government Approved secure facility in York by SBL’s Security Cleared staff who have vast experience in handling cryptographic material and deploying encryption solutions.

“SBL and Getac’s combined expertise in Information Assurance and rugged hardware means that together we can guarantee results for the MoD, even in the most hostile environments.

The award of this contract to SBL and Getac is recognition of our ability to offer the highest level of protection for secure and sensitive information. It also endorses our effectiveness in supporting and delivering against the complex and demanding requirements of our customers. Our success in winning the contract for the JAMES project is based on our competitive pricing, great service and a 22 year track record in delivering hardware, software and IA into the MoD.”

Deborah Gardner, SBL Defence Account Director.

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