Public sector focussed cloud services provider Skyscape has been awarded aggregator status for the NHS national network (N3) internet backbone by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The new found status will also be available to Skyscape's network of over 130 partners, many of which are active within the healthcare sector.
The N3 is the NHS private network that provides hospitals, medical centres and GP practices with access to broadband, collaboration and voice services. In addition to its infrastructure role, the N3 network also securely delivers third-party software solutions, including digital x-rays and analysis to front-line patient care organisations.
Commenting on the new status Simon Hansford, CEO of Skyscape said "We are extremely proud to be the first cloud services provider and one of just three British companies to be awarded N3 aggregator status."
In order to achieve N3 aggregator status, Skyscape has met with the strict information governance standards set by HSCIC, and involves detailed and extensive due diligence on the part of the supplier to ensure that it is able to match or exceed specific security and information governance standards required by the Department of Health.
Skyscape's new N3 aggregator status has made it the most connected cloud provider to secure government networks, by adding to its existing connectivity capabilities - including one of only a handful of suppliers to have achieved PSN certification.