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London, UK – 6th June, 2017 – iland, an award-winning global provider of secure and compliant Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), and cloud backup services, today announced it has achieved the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Certification, becoming only the second public cloud service provider (CSP) to hold this gold rating.

CSA STAR Certification was developed in conjunction with BSI to ensure cloud service providers are better able to maintain data confidentiality, integrity and availability. It is a rigorous third-party independent security assessment of cloud service providers that is based on the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001 management system standards for Risk and Security. This criterion is used to measure the capability levels of the cloud service as well as the maturity level of the organisation’s processes.

The rising cyber-security threats from hackers, viruses and ransomware is forcing companies to ensure on-premises levels of security in the cloud. Businesses in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, legal and financial services must maintain compliance as they leverage the many benefits of cloud computing. According to a 2016 Ponemon Institute study, 79 percent of healthcare organisations have been hit with two or more data breaches in the past two years.

iland has natively integrated advanced security features into its cloud platform, ensuring compliance with industry and governmental regulations including ISO 27001, SOC 2, ITIL, HIPAA/HITRUST, PCI-DSS, EU GDPR and now CSA STAR. The iland Compliance Professional Services team works hand-in-hand with customers and channel partners to help address customer compliance demands.

“Many organisations are turning to the cloud as they struggle to keep up with the volume and complexity of cyber threats that they face on a daily basis," said Justin Giardina, CTO at iland. "iland has built multi-layered proactive security services into our Secure Cloud platform that provide our customers with real-time threat mitigation, data protection, and replication services to ensure they are able to defend, respond and recover from security challenges. This latest security validation extends beyond our platform and speaks to our operational maturity as a cloud provider."

“Achieving a CSA Gold Certification validates the active security and risk programs in place at iland that helps identify, mitigate and monitor information security risk to the scope of our management system,” said Frank Krieger, Director of Compliance at iland. “With this Level Two Certification, we join a small, exclusive group of cloud providers who are committed to maintaining a solid level of security for internal operations of security domains in the Cloud Controls Matrix. Moreover, we invite our customers to review our 3rd party auditor reports, as we’re extremely proud of our efforts.”

The CSA Gold Certification covers iland's Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and cloud hosting (IaaS) solutions, along with the company’s cloud platform and organisational processes.

For more information about the CSA STAR Certification Program, please visit www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.

About CSA

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is a non-profit organisation founded in the RSA Conference 2009. Since its establishment, CSA quickly obtained a wide recognition in the industry. CSA members cover almost all the world class telecom operators, IT and network equipment manufacturers, network security vendors, cloud computing providers, as well as the VIP cloud computing customers. CSA is becoming one of the most active security investigators and driving force in the cloud computing & cloud security field.

About iland

iland is a global cloud service provider of secure and compliant hosting for infrastructure (IaaS), disaster recovery (DRaaS), and backup as a service (BaaS). They are recognised by industry analysts as a leader in disaster recovery. The award-winning iland Secure Cloud Console natively combines deep layered security, predictive analytics and compliance to deliver unmatched visibility and ease of management for all of iland’s cloud services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and London, UK, iland delivers cloud services from its data centres throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia and Asia. Learn more at iland.com.

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iland Press Contact:
Paula Elliott
C8 Consulting
paula@c8consulting.co.uk
01189497763

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