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Farthest Gate Limited

Liberator Blue Badges

The Liberator Blue Badge solution is a market leading module forming part of the Liberator suite of products. Liberator Blue Badge can be used independently of other Liberator products. It is very easy to set up, configure and use and offers clients and their customers great efficiencies.


  • Open, modern and secure digital business platform
  • Easy to set up, flexible about how it is used
  • Comprehensive enterprise level content management
  • Secure sharing of digital content
  • Browser based with no specialist plugins required
  • In built system governance for audit and compliance


  • Accelerates the throughput and the flow of work
  • Enhance the ability to deal with things first time
  • Fast links for users to relevant data/evidence
  • Responsive to changing circumstances
  • Reduces Risk
  • Enables self service
  • Increases the accuracy of content


£1,000 to £2,500 a user a year

Service documents

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Service ID

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Farthest Gate Limited Mat Birch
Telephone: +44(207) 855 9620

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Cloud deployment model
Public cloud
Service constraints
Tested for compatibility with:- Desktop: Chrome 45+, Firefox 51+, MSIE 9+, MS Edge, Safari 10+ Mobile (IOS 9+ or Android Jelly Bean+): Chrome, Safari, Android There are no routine service shutdowns, planned maintenance and upgrades are done on a schedule agreed with clients.
System requirements
  • Internet connectivity
  • Browser (no plugin required)

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Clients set their own log priorities and the support desk responds in accordance with pre agreed SLAs.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Online ticketing support accessibility
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Web chat
Web chat support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard
Web chat accessibility testing
Clients provide panel testing of all of our support structures.
Onsite support
Onsite support
Support levels
Support is governed against individual SLAs and these are driven by our clients requirements. Having said this as a rule we offer several levels of support which includes: web support telephone support onsite support remote monitoring Generally all support will be coordinated by a dedicated client manager and we encourage monthly support meetings. Support will normally form part of the licensing or transactional costs but where a request falls outside of the agreement we would charge published daily rates.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Liberator is built to be intuitive and easy to use. The next actions users can make are often defined by the work flows that the clients build or that the legislation demands. However we provide a full range of training functions. We will agree with our clients set training plans and will provide certified training courses directly by our own staff. For London clients we often train in our Kentish Town facilities though are very happy to use clients accommodation. Often our initial training will be to super users in preparation for UAT. Once UAT is completed often the super users will cascade training to their colleagues. We will provide early day floor walking services to help users over the initial trepidation often felt when faced with a new system. This "hand holding" flowing close to initial training and UAT, is often all that clients ever need from us. But we are always available to offer training services if this is required. training is support with manuals/fact sheets and can include online resource like "how to" videos. These are especially helpful for customer facing applications.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
End-of-contract data extraction
At the termination of the contract we would work with the users to understand the export requirements they have. Usually this involves another supplier and we would work alongside them to export the data in a suitable format to enable the data to be migrated into the new system quickly and efficiently.
End-of-contract process
We can leave the applications running and the clients can continue running them down, with or without support. We can help to manage the transfer of data to a third party system. Or in some cases where there is no propriety data involved the service will just be switched off.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera
Application to install
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
Web pages have been developed to be responsive and therefore automatically adjust to size of a mobile device display.
Service interface
User support accessibility
Description of service interface
Clients dictate the interfaces that they require and we facilitate and manage them.
Accessibility standards
Accessibility testing
Clients have panels testing our support structures including interfaces we provide.
What users can and can't do using the API
Users can interact using the REST and SOAP services with our application. This is not exposed on the public internet and customers would require a secure VPN connection before they could access it. We offer API for the loading of tickets, viewing of tickets, paying for tickets and loading of inbound correspondence. Other API points are available but these are low level and we would not encourage use and only then support on time & materials basis.
API documentation
API documentation formats
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
Description of customisation
Generally we will set up branding and client style guides at the start of the contract so that all landing pages are client branded, all public facing pages are branded and built in accordance with the clients style guides. Typically we will also set up things like the workflows to the clients specific rules. We will also set up templates for out going correspondence for both postal and digital communications. Most clients will want us to set up banner branding on other outputted features like reports packs. We also tend to establish the layout of the users landing pages and arrange the dashlets in accordance to client instructions. These can be changed by end users if they are given permission. End users can create the content for their own reports via inbuilt filters or via making queries, depending on their skill levels and the procurement options selected. End users can also completely edit outgoing correspondence using standard word processing type skills. In doing this they can draw from documents and media stored within the system and include these in the outgoing items.


Independence of resources
On our internet connection we enable QoS (Quality of Service) to ensure enough bandwidth is available to the end users. We also use segregated infrastructure which means each client has their own dedicated servers running their system. This means that they are not affected by another authority putting strain on the system. Should we see the underlying infrastructure being strained we can easily scale up by either (a) providing additional resources to the VMs running the system or (b) add additional servers in a load balanced solution.


Service usage metrics
Metrics types
Most users will have a landing page that will contain their own performance metrics. these can be measured against a team average very easily, Supervisors have this team view and managers have a higher level view again. The dashboards are mostly dynamic and allow users to drill down into specific details from that first screen. Liberator has several associated reporting tools and this come with pre built standard reports. Reports can be run by authorised users or scheduled to run and be sent to individual email accounts. Bespoke reports can be ordered and there is a reports builder for clients.
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2019
Government security clearance
Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
Less than once a year
Penetration testing approach
‘IT Health Check’ performed by a CHECK service provider
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with CSA CCM v3.0
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
There are several export routines within Liberator. These are generally set up to run automatically. Where data is extracted for manipulation and MI purposes this is usually a one click process offering export to a wide range of formats including .csv .xml .txt.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
  • Xml
  • Json
  • Txt
  • Xls
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
  • Other
Other data import formats
  • Txt
  • Json
  • Csv
  • Xls
  • Xml

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • 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
Our standard availability target is 99%, measured on a calendar month basis and not to include any planned downtime for system maintenance and the likes. Service availability will be defined under specific contract terms but will generally mean that a user under licence can access the system and retrieve information. Where there are local issues that prevent access to the system any failure to be able to meet these conditions will not be deemed to be a breach of the SLA. To monitor the service we will provide clients with our monitoring tool that shows the live status of all server availability.
Approach to resilience
This is dependent on the the clients specific needs but where possible we ensure that we have no single points of failure. The physical servers all run RAID disk arrays and dual teamed network cards. The firewalls are setup in a cluster with one running at each site, this automatically fails over should the primary one experience an issue. Data is replicated between 2 separate sites over a dedicated fibre point to point link.
Outage reporting
We use both internal monitoring tools to monitor CPU, memory and disk space etc as well as external monitoring for our public facing sites. Should any of these monitoring tools detect an issue an email and SMS is sent to a number of people who can resolve the issue. In addition we also have a dashboard available on the internet showing the current status of our systems. These can be easily customised to allow our clients to see only the services that are of interest to them.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Users are added to security groups and all parts of the system are protected from users who are not part of the correct access groups. For example, only users who are a member of a specific security group would be able to reverse a transaction. All user actions and document updates are audited (date/time/userID).
Access restriction testing frequency
Less than 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
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
How long system logs are stored for

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
Centre for Assessment Limited
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
ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes
We run a robust information security policy that is designed to ensure that all of clients (and so their customers) data is protected at all times. The policy deals not just with the data itself but also extends to security around access to data. This is especially important to us as several of our services have both public facing web pages and involve remote lone workers using mobile devices. We build our system to be in line with legislative standards and to ensure that users have a compliant, safe and secure platform from which to work. The policy is a active part of our core behaviours as we understand that it protects both our clients and ourselves from reputational harm as well as protecting the data itself. It should be noted that for the policy to be effective it needs to dovetail with local client policies and procedures.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach
We work hard to ensure users are fully aware of changes, that they are trained or have factsheets etc. Generally we will manage and implement most of the initial system configuration, but we will do this this in close partnership with the clients mobilisation team and will rely heavily on them to supply the relevant data sets. Core elements of the service are monitored continually with either monthly KPI reports being used or some clients opting for our live system health checks. Clients IT teams are often involved in the change management process especially so when relating to local security.
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
We run our own penetration tests regularly using OWASP ZAP to ensure no vulnerabilities exist within our systems. Upon identifying an issue we asses the risk and give the issue a priority. Priorities are assessed by the vulnerability and the number of our clients that it could possibly affect. Information is obtained from a number of sources including Qualys Community and Dell Sonicwall.
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
We use external penetration tools to help us identify potential compromises. If an issue is identified it is categorised High, Medium or Low. Anything falling into the High category is immediately actioned and a fix sourced immediately. Medium category issues are usually dealt with on a weekly basis. Low category items are resolved on a monthly basis as part of the server maintenance routines.
Incident management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach
Users report incidents via a web portal and these are logged directly in our Support Desk software. The software is configured with triggers that recognise common problems, and route them to the most suitable person or team. It contains a Knowledge Base, so that knowledge can be easily shared between team members. We have strict processes for specific events e.g. Priority 1 issues, and these processes are regularly reviewed. Clients can view the progress of issues on the web portal. Incident Reports are run automatically and emailed to a nominated circulation list weekly.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
Connected networks
Public Services Network (PSN)

Social Value

Fighting climate change

Fighting climate change

Fighting climate change

As a purpose-led, responsible business, the Farthest Gate Limited group companies are committed to its responsibility in the fight against climate change. We are dedicated to reducing our environmental impact and supporting our clients and suppliers to do the same and we know that if we work together, we can make a real difference. Significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions has been made by reducing travel by video conferencing where possible. The switch to a paperless office allows reducing in consumables for both us and our clients. We are always looking at more sustainable activities and work well with our local government clients to promote this through our software delivery systems.

Underpinned by these science-based targets, we have set out an ambitious and far reaching roadmap to take us to Net Zero by 2035. These are challenging targets, that we as an organisation are committed to at every level. Our three phased approach that will see us reach operational net zero by 2025; operational and business travel net zero by 2030; and full net zero by 2035 including our supply chain, ahead of the UK Government target of 2050.
Covid-19 recovery

Covid-19 recovery

Covid-19 recovery
As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded it is recognised that those who recover often continue to display a range of physical and psychological symptoms that require therapy and support.
FGL have sort advice from COVID-19 recovery and rehabilitation programme to provide us with strategies and techniques to manage key symptoms experienced by people recovering from COVID-19 and to integrate them back in the workforce.
Tackling economic inequality

Tackling economic inequality

Tackling economic inequality

Social purpose is woven into the company’s fabric. From creating new businesses and new employment opportunities, to improving education and training, the company is committed to tackling economic inequality at root. Our overriding vision is to help lower the unequal distribution of income and opportunity between different groups in society.
Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity
The company is committed to creating accessible technologies and products that enhance the overall workplace environment and contribute to the productivity of our employees, our customers, and our customers’ customers.
We recognise the need for our applications, and our customers’ and partners’ products built with our tools, to be usable by the disabled community.



The company regularly delivers both manager and employee training on a variety of wellbeing topics, including mental health, which are available in real-time and on demand. Examples include ‘Your Wellbeing, Your Tools’ and ‘Stress Awareness and Mental Health’. We also provide employees and their dependants with access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme, offering emotional and practical support should they need it 24/7 and in confidence.

The company is committed to the implementation of the core standards as set out in the Stevenson Farmer Review on Mental Health and Employers.


£1,000 to £2,500 a user a year
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available

Service documents

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