Government Network Policy Changes

Government Network Policy Changes

Government Network Policy Changes

Status: Live
Published: 13/03/2017
Security level: Official
Amended / Internally developed: No
Target Audience: Technical / General
Authoring body: Government Digital Services (GDS)
Grading: no grading applied

The Public Services Network (PSN) provides technical policies regarding the operation of its network. This provides a high-level guidance for the way in which government networks, as a whole should be managed.

The policies aim to create a simple mechanism for managing network services in government. The objectives of the policies are to:

  • operate the PSN as a single OFFICIAL network enabling services to be consumed from both the Assured and Protected networks.

  • enable the use of cloud email services that meet specific security standards for government email.

  • bring PSN and other government Domain Name System (DNS) services into line with best practice.  

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Category: Security