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Health & Social Care Network (HSCN) Connectivity

A fast, secure and resilient network to transform
health services

As a leader among UK HSCN providers, Exponential-e is Stage 3 HSCN compliant,
allowing us to deliver integrated IT services to organisations looking to access and share information more
reliably, flexibly, and efficiently.

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What is HSCN?

The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) has replaced N3 as the data network for health and care organisations. HSCN providers deliver the underlying network arrangements to help integrate and transform health and social care services by enabling organisations like yours to access and share information more reliably, flexibly, and efficiently.

Unlike N3, HSCN VPN access brings you an open marketplace to obtain network connectivity from - this means that you are back in control of the services and providers you choose, allowing you to work with a provider that understands the challenges and pressures you face on a daily basis and has a clear vision for delivering future-ready IT.

HSCN connection can be procured through two CCS frameworks - RM6116 or RM3825. In addition, HSCN overlay services can be procured through G-Cloud. Exponential-e is an accredited HSCN provider on these frameworks. Our expert team are always on hand to guide you through whichever process best suits your requirements.

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Benefits of HSCN connection

For all approved HSCN providers, stringent quality, operational and security standards defined by NHS Digital must be met. As a Stage 3 compliant HSCN provider, we are accredited to deliver HSCN connection to public sector organisations. Our HSCN multi-services platform provides the underlying infrastructure arrangements to help integrate and transform health and social care services by enabling organisations to access and share information more reliably, flexibly, and efficiently. This allows the providers of health and social care to consume competitive and assured services that support better patient outcomes.

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The HSCN Connection Network
The HSCN Connection Network
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G-Cloud Service Description - Overviews

The requirements for information access and sharing have changed. Underlying networking arrangements needed to support an affordable, agile and integrated health and social care sector need to change.

As Exponential-e are an accredited HSCN Stage 3 Compliant CN-SP provider of services, we offer HSCN assured digital technologies that will benefit both staff and patients alike. These benefits come from our ability to deliver multiple services over “assured unified platforms”. By empowering different healthcare entities to securely aggregate their infrastructure requirements, the resulting outcome brings not only new found agility but also the ability to realise significant cost savings.

Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e’s Software Defined Network (SD-WAN) includes access bearers and managed SD-WAN edge devices across a low latency any-to-any site network connectivity. Our SD-WAN has inbuilt advanced Application Aware Routing (AAR) and sophisticated analytics offering centralised bandwidth control across the network.

Cloud Connectivity
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e’s Cloud Connect service enables users to connect with their chosen Cloud Service Provider (CSP). Cloud Connect creates a secure, resilient connection so customers can effectively extend their WAN into their virtual Network at the CSP.

Cloud Online Backup (Backup as a Service)
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e's Cloud Online Backup service is a holistic data management solution that encompasses traditional and innovative technologies in a single code base and common platform, protecting everything from laptops to your IaaS infrastructure. Our integrated, secure, and automated data protection approach gives you a single, complete view of all your stored data no matter where it is - on premise or in the Cloud.

Cloud Services Disaster Recovery as a Service
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e Disaster Recovery as a Service (Server Replication) is a fully managed service providing geo-replication of protected virtual server workloads in a number of configurations - Microsoft Azure, VMware IaaS, and Private Cloud.

Cloud Object Storage Service
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e Cloud Object Storage Service is an agile, object-based storage platform that delivers petabyte-scale object storage for commodity infrastructure on a geo-scale, software-defined architecture. The system provides the simplicity and low-cost benefits of the public cloud, without the risk, compliance, and data sovereignty concerns.

Hyper Converged Infrastructure
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e’s Cloud Connect service enables users to connect with their chosen Cloud SerExponential-e’s HCI Service provides virtualised hardware resources to the customer allowing the customer to create and configure their own Virtual Machines (VMs) via a portal. The HCI Service can be provided at Exponential-e’s managed hosting racks within Exponential-e Data Centres or at customer sites.

Remote Access as a Service
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e’s Remote Access as a Service provides healthcare organisations with a secure mechanism to connect remote users to vital Healthcare applications, and NHS networks that comply with the standards set out by NHS Digital.

Cloud Management Platform
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e’s Cloud Management Platform (CMP) provides the level of orchestration and API integration that simplifies consumption of a wide ecosystem of Cloud services, as well as enabling centralisation of reporting, role-based access, management and billing.

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
Health / HSCN Assured

We provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) via our carrier grade Ethernet Network, allowing us to provide these services privately and as a seamless extension of our customer’s network. Our robust, IaaS infrastructure is hosted in multiple UK based tier 3 Data Centres, is highly accredited with 9 x ISO accreditations including 27001 and CSA Star, and we provide infrastructure support 24 / 7 x 365.

Hosted Virtual Desktop
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e’s Hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) provides users with consistent access to organisations’ computing environment from remote and internal locations through a secure central portal.

Next Generation UTM
Health / HSCN Assured

The Exponential-e Next Generation Unified Threat Management (NGUTM) service delivers industry-leading security effectiveness with unmatched performance capabilities managed within a single pane of glass and fully visible to our customers.

Managed CSOC
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e’s Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) is a specialised unit to help your organisation prevent, detect and respond to a range of threats. It provides customers with best-in-breed real-time security services, detecting and reacting to threats while protecting customer’s assets.

Unified Security Solution
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e's Unified Security Solution (USS) enables organisations to monitor and control Web, Email and Cloud Application use to provide complete security for your organisation from one dashboard. You can protect your employees, whether in the office or mobile, against cyber-attacks, and accidental or malicious leaks of sensitive data, keeping your organisation safe from the risks associated with the rapid growth in cloud applications, and the emergence of Shadow IT.

Data Loss Security
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e’s data-loss prevention solution, powered by SecureCircle, protects data regardless of where it is created, consumed, and stored without impacting the end user. The solution follows your data, automatically securing all derivate works, and providing a complete auditable log that satisfies regulatory compliance requirements

Vulnerability Management
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e provides a wrap-around service with Outpost24 to identify and remediate vulnerabilities within our customer’s network, looking into the security infrastructure, hunting out threats, and patching risks.

Microsoft 365 Planning & Migration
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e’s extensive experience with Microsoft technology makes it an ideal partner when it comes to Microsoft 365, whether an organisation plans to deploy the products internally or make use of an experienced partner to assist with the implementation, migration, and support of the infrastructure.

Office 365 Planning & Migration
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e Office 365 Planning and Migration service provides an assured, low-risk migration of on-premises or hosted Exchange and other mail environments to Microsoft Exchange Online, and related services within the Office365 service portfolio such as OneDrive and SharePoint. As a Microsoft Gold CSP partner and Tier 1 Cloud Solutions Provider, we have an enviable track record delivering Cloud solutions, transformation, and ongoing support services.

Flexible Support Services
Health / HSCN Assured

The Flexible Support Service is a highly flexible and responsive extension of an organisation's own IT function that seamlessly augments the support services for organisations of all sizes. It provides a multi-vendor remote (telephone, email, remote access) reactive support and advice service designed to provide a virtual extension to our customers’ internal IT support structure.

Professional Managed Services
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e Managed Services support and enable our customers to get the maximum value from the investments made in their technology assets across a range of key vendor technologies and cloud services through the delivery of a reliable UK based 24 / 7 Service Desk solution fully aligned to ITIL and vendor best practice standards.

Cloud Hosted PBX and UCC
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e's Hosted PBX service is a Cloud-based Unified Communications and Collaboration service which is delivered over a business-only, reliable and low latency network. This services is hosted from our highly secure Data Centre facilities, removing the need for our Voice customers to invest in racks and power in their communications room or Data Centre.

Contact Centre as a Service
Health / HSCN Assured

Exponential-e’s Contact Centre as a Service is a simple, scalable yet powerful omni-channel contact centre platform able to digitally transform the service you provide to your customers.

Why Exponential-e?

From world-first innovations such as Intelligent Internet Algorithm and Virtual Private LAN (VPLS), to a web-based bandwidth management portal, launching our own Private Cloud and Data Centre, launching HSCN Working From Home Solution and SD-WAN, through to building our very own Cyber Security Operations Centre, technology and innovation has always driven our growth. Plus, over the years we have invested heavily in expanding our carrier-class high capacity core Network and building resilient Cloud and Voice infrastructure.

Alongside this innovation though, our customers will tell you that they also value our integrity and ethos as their trusted partner, working with them to design and deliver their solution on time and on budget.

Our HSCN credentials

Our HSCN credentials

Becoming an approved HSCN provider involves a rigorous assessment process, conducted by NHS digital. Exponential-e has achieved Stage 3 compliance, making us a trusted supplier of HSCN connection to numerous organisations across the UK’s public sector.

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Exponential-e’s HSCN Health Assured services are all built with these quality and security standards at the forefront, providing you with peace of mind.

Overlay services

Overlay services

Our multi-services platform gives us a service-oriented architecture from which you can easily deploy a range of services: Unified Communications, voice, video and both private and public cloud. The ability of being able to access multiple services down a unified platform including HSCN Connectivity, enables us to deliver simplicity and operational efficiencies.

Customer Service Promise

Customer Service Promise

As part of our commitment to delivering customer service excellence we have developed our own customer service platform, allowing our customers to give us feedback easily and quickly with a click of a button. Our customer support teams are immediately notified of feedback so they can respond instantly, so we can provide a 360° service, quickly closing the loop on any feedback that is less than excellent.

We are so confident in our Customer Service Promise, we even have our real-time NPS score published live on our website. This is part of what we call delivering Peace of Mind-as-a-Service.

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