Decision details

Ascend ID Two Factor Authentication

Decision Maker: Director: Digital Transformation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The reason for this decision is to ensure that the council can continue to provide access to critical systems using a secure Two Factor authentication method which allows us to ensure the security of the systems being accessed.
This decision will allow continuity of services whilst giving IT Services the time through the IT Transformation Programme to design, procure and implement a long-term secure authentication solution which will allow us to provide continued security of sensitive data.


To direct award a contract for the continuation of Ascend ID services

Alternative options considered:

Due to the commencement of the IT Transformation Programme and its aim to introduce new technologies and solutions onto our IT estate, with the intention to introduce a new secure authentication solution which better integrates into the new technologies, led to our conclusion that the time and resource to plan, procure and implement a new Two Factor Authentication solution would not be a sensible use of council resources.

Publication date: 02/10/2019

Date of decision: 24/09/2019