Firewall, Antivirus and Enterprise (1627/20)

Request

I am currently embarking on a research project around Cyber Security and was hoping you could provide me with some contract information relating to following information:

You may have received the same request in the past and this information sent has now expired and I require an update as soon as possible for the following information:

  1. Standard Firewall (Network) – Firewall service protects your corporate Network from unauthorised access and other Internet security threats
  2. Anti-virus Software Application – Anti-virus software is a program or set of programs that are designed to prevent, search for, detect, and remove software viruses, and other malicious software like worms, trojans, adware, and more.
  3. Microsoft Enterprise Agreement – is a volume licensing package offered by Microsoft.

The information I require is around the procurement side and we do not require any specifics (serial numbers, models, location) that could bring threat/harm to the organisation.

For each of the different types of cyber security services can you please provide me with:

  1. Who is the existing supplier for this contract?
  2. What does the organisation annual spend for each of contract?
  3. What is the description of the services provided for each contract? Please do not just state firewall.
  4. Primary Brand (ONLY APPLIES TO CONTRACT 1&2)
  5. What is the expiry date of each contract?
  6. What is the start date of each contract?
  7. What is the contract duration of contract?
  8. The responsible contract officer for each of the contracts above? Full name, job title, contact number and direct email address.
  9. Number of Licenses (ONLY APPLIES TO CONTRACT 3)

Response

We can confirm that some relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email I am afraid that I am not required to release all of the information requested. Please find attached a redacted document.

REASONS FOR DECISION

The withheld information is exempt by virtue of the following exemptions

Section 24(2) National Security

Section 31(3) Law Enforcement

These exemptions and explanatory notes are shown here:

https://www.app.college.police.uk/app-content/information-management/freedom-of-information/#freedom-of-information-exemptions

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached [1627_PIT_01].

Attachments

1627_ATTACHMENT_01 1627_PIT_01

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