Security made Simple

Small and Medium Size businesses are seen as easy targets for cyber criminals. The cost of an attack to your reputation and your bank balance can be devistating. Cognition Cloud helps to keep you safe, simply. 

All organisations face the threat of a potential cyber attack.

The statistics are sobering.


Rise in ransomware attacks in 2021 compared to 2020.


Of all intrusions are malware.

11 Seconds

The frequency with which there is an attack.


Monthly vulnerabilities for Windows that require patching.

Secure desktop as a service for UK businesses

How do you protect your organisation?

There is a mind boggling array of security products available on the market including:

  • Endpoint Security
  • Email Security
  • Data Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Patch Management
  • Antivirus

Keep it Simple – Cognition Cloud reduces the expense and the complexity of having to manage all of these solutions.

The Cognition Cloud End to End Security Model

With Cognition Cloud you get all the protection below as standard with our Essential, Business and Business+ plans. With Cognition Cloud you don’t need to worry about cyber security – we’ve got you covered.


Identity & Access Management

Microsoft Defender for Office 365

Windows & Application Virtualisation


Igel OS

You may not have heard of Igel OS. However, for organisations where security is paramount such as US Federal Government agencies including the Office for Homeland Security and NASA, Igel is the endpoint operating system of choice. Similarly, Igel OS is commonly deployed in many of the worlds largest banks and insurance companies in order to keep their customer data safe.

With Cognition Cloud you get the same endpoint protection. We convert your desktops and laptops to Igel OS. BYOD users can use the UD Pocket – an Igel OS on a tiny USB stick. Any compatible computer can be temporarily converted to enable secure access to Cognition Cloud workspaces. As soon as it’s unplugged, the device immediately returns to its original environment.

A Small Attack Surface

Igel OS has built-in security to protect and safeguard your business. Unnecessary features and services have been removed. It’s only real function is to allow secure access to your cloud workspace. No data is ever stored on the device.

Read-Only and Tamper-Proof

Igel’s operating system and software reside on read-only storage partitions that cannot be changed. Additionally, they are cryptographically signed and validated at every boot to make sure that they have not been tampered with. Igel OS makes your computers a difficult and unappealing target for would be hackers.

Identity and Access Management

Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication is a layered approach to securing data and applications, where a system requires a user to present a combination of two or more credentials to verify their identity for login. With Cognition Cloud you use the biometrics (fingerprint or facial recognition) on your mobile phone to authorise all account sign-ins. This increases security because even if one credential becomes compromised, unauthorized users don’t have your fingerprint or your face. They will therefore not be able to access the targeted account.

Conditional Access

In addition to MFA, Cognition Cloud uses conditional access policies to prevent users from accessing their desktops from non-compliant devices. This prevents accces from devices that are not using Igel or InTune from connecting. We also block IP traffic from certain locations – although these can be adjusted if you are traveling and need to be able to access your desktop.


Role Based Access Control is implemented across Cognition Cloud using the priniciple of least privalage access. That means that people have enough access to do their jobs, but have no access beyond that.

Microsoft Defender for Office 365

Cognition Cloud uses Defender for Office 365 to protect against advanced attacks, such as phishing, malware, spam, and business email compromise. This protection goes beyond your email and covers Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office apps.


Windows & Application Virtualisation

Windows machines that have not been updated with the latest security patches create an opportunity for hackers. Managing patches can be time consuming and disruptive for users. Not with Cognition Cloud.

On Azure Virtual Desktop, Cognition Cloud checks for and deploys Windows updates every week. These are then deployed silently in the middle of the night while your users are asleep. In most cases, they won’t even know it has been done, but will be protected.

Sustainable. Smart. Secure.

 Cognition Cloud – Experts in
Secure IT

Prior to setting up Cognition Cloud our founders delivered IT systems in some of the worlds largest banking groups. An environment where security and privacy are paramount. Additionally, Cognition Cloud is Cyber Essentials Certified.

We know how to keep you safe.

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