- Falanx Group's cyber defence business, Falanx Assuria, has entered into a framework agreement with the UK Government G-Cloud.

The G-Cloud framework allows all UK public sector budget holders to procure IT services from the listed pre-approved vendors, with no limit on contract value and without the need to run a full tender or competition process.

A position on the framework is only awarded if a number of stringent obligations are met; the Group is evaluated on capability and security.

Through the framework, Falanx Assuria can now easily engage with Government clients who are adopting cloud computing. This is a rapid growth market due to the requirement for Government organisations to demonstrate their adherence to rigorous standards including GPG-13, the guide for Protective Monitoring of networks.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) estimates Public sector Cyber spend to be £1,052m in 2015 and around 10 - 15% of this is spent on monitoring. This framework agreement allows the Group to access the public sector market for monitoring which is in total estimated at £100m - £150m in 2015.

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