Cellular Solutions demonstrates commitment to cyber security with new certification

Sunderland-based business communications and systems specialist Cellular Solutions is leading the way in cyber security, after being awarded the UK Government’s highly coveted Cyber Essentials certification.

The Cyber Essentials scheme was developed based on guidance from the National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (CESG), the information security arm of GCHQ. Achieving Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates a company’s commitment to cyber security and reassures its customers that it has measures in place to guard against cyber-attacks. Cellular Solutions works with businesses to improve communications, operations and processes.

The company provides communications and business systems – including mobile, landline, broadband, software and digital solutions – to companies ranging from start-ups and SMEs to large, multi-site organisations, supporting them at every stage of their business journeys.

Mike Bowers, managing director at Cellular Solutions, said: “As a provider of telecommunications services and business software, our customers rely on us for much of their operational infrastructure and support. They therefore need a partner who they can rely on and which takes cyber security seriously, in order to ensure continuity of service and support, and which has data protection measures firmly in place.

“We have always made cyber security a key priority, so we’re delighted to have achieved Cyber Essentials accreditation.

“As we support businesses with a range of solutions – such as cloud software, finance systems and CRM systems – which are designed to help them keep their data protected, it’s important that we lead the way on cyber security.

“Cybercrime can have a major impact on businesses. Operational disruption, loss of sensitive information, data theft and breaches of GDPR regulations can have a devastating impact on an organisation’s reputation and finances. At Cellular Solutions we have an in-depth understanding of cyber security threats and the ways in which businesses can safeguard themselves against them. We share this expertise with our customers and can provide training and support.”

The Cyber Essentials scheme covers areas such as securing internet connections, securing devices and software, controlling access to data and services, protecting systems from viruses and malware, and keeping devices and software up to date. Cyber Essentials Certification is required for companies who wish to bid for central government contracts which involve handling sensitive and personal information or the provision of certain technical products and services.

Cellular Solutions was founded in 1995. It aims to help increase efficiency and productivity, provide peace of mind and help its customers to save time and money. Cellular Solutions is part of the O2 Direct Partner Network and is a Sage partner. It also provides software from companies such as Sicon and Draycir.

For more information on Cellular Solutions visit www.cellular-solutions.co.uk.