Global cloud service provider leads the way as one of the first four UK organisations to be certified by BSI to the global data protection scheme in accordance with the GDPR.
London – 18th April 2018 - iland, an award-winning global cloud service provider, today announced it has been certified by BSI (British Standards Institution) to a new standard of excellence in data protection, privacy and security developed in accordance with the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The certification reaffirms iland’s leadership in cloud compliance and compliments recent re-certifications it has received, inclusive of ISO 27001, CSA STAR and ISO 20000.
This latest certification sees iland become one of the first four companies in the UK to be independently assessed by BSI and achieve certification to BS 10012: 2017, a best practice framework for setting up a Personal Information Management System (PIMS) which can help demonstrate compliance with data protection legislation. To achieve certification to the standard, iland had to undergo an independent assessment including a rigorous on-site audit covering all the requirements of BS 10012.
iland delivers cloud services including Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service and cloud backup from their global, VMware-based secure cloud platform. Frank Krieger, VP, Governance, Risk & Compliance at iland comments, “As cloud adoption rises alongside an increasingly regulated environment, customers want to make sure they can leverage all the benefits of cloud computing whilst remaining compliant. And, with GDPR coming into force next month this has heightened in prominence. At iland, we are committed to helping customers both in the UK and globally respond to this challenge with cloud services backed by compliance accreditations which we continue to achieve and build on.”
iland’s host of accreditations for security and compliance follow other recent noteable achievements such as being named Veeam Impact Cloud & Service Provider Partner of the Year in 2015 and 2017, Zerto Cloud Partner of the Year 2016 & 2017, being recognised as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a service two years in a row in 2016 and 2017 and also being named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Disaster Recovery as a Service, Q2, 2017.
Anne Scorey, UK Managing Director at BSI commented, “As consumers, we’re increasingly sharing personal information with organisations online, over the phone and in person, therefore the need for more rigorous security measures is essential. Whilst many organisations have good data security processes in place already, having their systems independently assessed by BSI will help them to demonstrate that they are committed to safeguarding personal information.”
“We have a strong track record promoting excellence when it comes to cyber and information security, and are delighted to have supported the first organisations with certification to BS 10012.”
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 recognized 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 centers throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Learn more at www.iland.com
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