Barrier Networks

Barrier Networks DevOps Platform (Sonatype Nexus)

Our integrated open source governance platform (Nexus) helps more than 1,000 organizations and 10 million software developers simultaneously accelerate innovation and improve application security.


  • Automatically identify open source risk.
  • Atlassian Stack - JIRA, Confluence, etc
  • 24/7 expert support available, Proven,enterprise solution


  • Accelerate software innovation with integrated DevSecOps.
  • Advanced Binary Fingerprinting precisely identifies actual security defects.
  • Rapidly fix real bugs with step-by-step instructions.
  • No false positives = Happy developers.
  • Faster releases with built-in security.
  • Innovate faster.
  • Shift security left.
  • Fully align Dev, Sec, and Ops teams.


£24,000 a unit a year

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

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Barrier Networks Iain Slater
Telephone: 0141 356 0101

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to
Nexus Lifecycle
Nexus Firewall
Nexus Auditor
Nexus Repository Pro
Nexus Repository OSS
Nexus Intelligence
Cloud deployment model
  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
  • Hybrid cloud
Service constraints
System requirements
Underlying infrastructure

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Depending on priority, within 48 working hours
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Onsite support
Onsite support
Support levels
Support costs are based on volumes and customer service level requirements.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Barrier Networks onboards customers by gathering all key information required to bring the service live. All system information and supporting documentation is developed and distributed to the customer as part of the onboarding process. Detailed design documentation is derived from this initial documentation. The detailed design is agreed and signed off by both parties prior to implementation. A full copy of the system documentation is provided following user acceptance testing.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
All data is saved and retrievable at any given point during the licence engagement.
Sonatype Nexus is COTS publicly available solution and it is possible to move solutions to other appropriate providers.
Data is provided upon request by Barrier Networks once the contract has ceased.
End-of-contract process
All Software functionality is provided for the duration of the contract with Barrier Networks. Once the contract has ceased, the organisation will be off-boarded, information securely deleted from the Barrier Networks database, and tenant is removed at no extra cost. Bespoke off-boarding requirements can be purchased via "Barrier Networks Cyber Security Consultancy Services".

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
Application to install
Designed for use on mobile devices
Service interface
User support accessibility
None or don’t know
What users can and can't do using the API
The Sonatype Nexus API provides access to query the database of repositories. An account is required for full documentation.
API documentation
API documentation formats
  • Open API (also known as Swagger)
  • PDF
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
Description of customisation
Support levels.
Specific operating system customisation.
Professional Services.
Customisation is Usually carried out by network ops and any persons with authorisation


Independence of resources
Sonatype Nexus has put in place rate limiting and DDOS protection technologies and software techniques. Sonatype Nexus is a stand alone unit and is configured for a particular task. Other users have no capability to place stresses on the service.


Service usage metrics


Supplier type
Reseller providing extra support
Organisation whose services are being resold

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Other locations
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Scale, obfuscating techniques, or data storage sharding
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Data is exported in code
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
Sonatype Nexus is in full control of the software and therefore availability is controlled by Sonatype Nexus or the cloud provider of choice.
Sonatype Nexus offers annual support plans with service levels to meet a wide range of needs. We believe all customers should get the support they need, therefore every Sonatype Nexus customer is enrolled in the plan of your choice
Sonatype Nexus puts in place rate limiting and DDOS protection technologies and software techniques. As such we apply very rigorous controls around fair usage to guarantee a stable service for everyone
Approach to resilience
Rigorous controls around fair usage to guarantee a stable service for everyone.
Outage reporting

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Management interfaces are governed by role based access control. Support access is via registered accounts
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
You control when users can access audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Cyber essentials
Cyber essentials plus
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
Other security governance standards
Cyber Essentials Plus
Information security policies and processes
All employees of Barrier Networks must abide by the Barrier Networks Information Security Policy and Acceptable Use Policy. Barrier Networks follow the processesCyber Essentials as well as key processes and procedures from ISO27001.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
All changes and configuration management follow ITIL V3 best practice.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
All external facing services are subject to monthly vulnerability scans. Patching takes place monthly with emergency patching taking place within 1 week of the vulnerability detection. In extreme circumstances and to protect the security of the organisation and customer, Barrier Networks will patch on the same day.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Our SOC provides Intrusion Detection Vulnerability Assessment and security alerting for malicious activity. IDS and Network Monitoring component provides real-time detection of security incidents. If an intrusion/breach is detected, a security alert is issued which generates an automatic ticket within the SOC Helpdesk software. These tickets are classified based on the Priority. Our incident response process is designed in alignment with NIST Special Publication 800-61 Revision 2 and is a service that is available to customers
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Incident Response Service for managing security incident and is based on NIST Special Publication 800-61 Revision 2 . Incidents are logged with a unique case reference number and tracked from triage through to resolution via our service desk platform. We have pre-approved processes / changes for certain tasks, however day to day operation is bespoke per customer and may change depending on the organisation’s needs. Users can report incidents via email, web or telephone. Reports are provided via email upon request. Major incident reports are provided within 48 hours of the incident resolution. Updates available upon request.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks

Social Value

Fighting climate change

Fighting climate change

As evidence of our commitment, our company has adopted a Code of Conduct and Environmental, Social and Governance policy, which includes details on our commitment to perform. Our Finance, Legal and Human Resources team will on an annual basis conduct a comprehensive measurement of the environmental impact of our business. This process will include a thorough, annual review of our company-wide energy consumption, tracking activities such as employee travel, office space utility usage, waste generation and global shipping activity. As we refine our tracking systems, we expect to continue to reduce our environmental impact to the extent we identify areas of overuse or waste.
Covid-19 recovery

Covid-19 recovery

Due to the longstanding, fully remote nature of our organization – all people in our technology organization work from home across the US, Canada, UK, Germany and Colombia, South America. The remainder of the company, some individuals of which operated out of local offices, has shifted to a fully remote (work from home) model, ensuring business continuity during this pandemic.
Tackling economic inequality

Tackling economic inequality

Sonatype seeks to build an inclusive workforce and work environment. Sonatype makes every effort to attract, invest in, and develop the talents of diverse people who reflect the society and community in which we live.
Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity

Sonatype is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a covered veteran, or any other protected group under applicable federal, state, provincial or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, without limitation, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and Sonatype-sponsored training.


At Sonatype, our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives (“CSR”) are core to our business. We see CSR not only as a driver of growth, innovation and community, but also a foundational commitment to our corporate, employee and community stakeholders.


£24,000 a unit a year
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
Sonatype Nexus in your choice of installation type:
On-premise installation
Amazon or Azure cloud environments
Technical assistance from Sonatype engineers
A full-feature, trial license valid for 14 days

Service documents

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