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The following email is not a paid advertisement. EnterpriseGRC Solutions doesn't believe in paid advertising, but we do support that advertising great ideas pays. We highly endorse Jeff Reich as a "Good Egg" and smart colleague. We hope our readers will give the Layered Tech compliance guarantee full attention.
At the least, we at EnterpriseGRC Solutions, are constantly evaluating data center SLA and SSAE 16 statements. We believe our customers should be aware of all competing opportunities in hosted data center services, price structures and above all else, security.
We speak highly of several data centers, and among them, Layered Tech. Here's that email.
I’m a frequent visitor to the EnterpriseGRC Solutions website not simply for the insight you unselfishly offer to visitors, but because as a risk and security expert myself, I take comfort in the fact that people like you voluntarily keep fresh, thought-provoking content in the mainstream through your website, blogs, tweets and the educational events hosted by EnterpriseGRC Solutions. To turn a phrase, you help us remember that, “The price of proper governance, risk management and compliance is eternal vigilance.” I’ve enjoyed communicating with you about your company and mine, and here at Layered Tech we recently took a bold step by offering the industry’s first-ever compliance guarantee – adding it to SLAs free of charge – so that our customers are guaranteed to pass 100% of every audit or assessment sanctioned by the relevant industry or regulatory entity. It’s the first such pledge made in our industry, and as you’ve set an example for others in the industry to follow, Layered Tech hopes its new compliance guarantee will spur others to match our vigilance, because it’s what enterprises want, need and deserve as they rapidly shift from traditional IT environments to the compliant cloud.
Jeff Reich, ISSA Distinguished Fellow, CRISC, CISSP, CHS-III
Layered Tech Becomes First Hosting and Cloud Provider to Offer Compliance Guarantee
Global hosting and cloud provider ensures 24/7 compliance that meets PCI-DSS and HIPAA requirements
PLANO, Texas – Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant hosting, managed dedicated hosting and cloud services, today announced that it is adding a service-level agreement (SLA) so that all Layered Tech compliance services, including support of Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every audit or assessment sanctioned by the relevant industry or regulatory entity. Called Compliance Guaranteed, this pledge is the first of its kind in the industry and is not an add-on service; it is offered at no additional fee to all Layered Tech compliant hosting customers.
Layered Tech delivers on its promise of 24/7 compliance by actively managing the full scope of IT controls that affect compliance. By proactively monitoring the full system security of customers’ compliant system environments, employing rigorous change management controls, and having extensive experience in ensuring that customers meet the third-party audit requirements, Layered Tech gives customers the confidence to know that mission-critical and confidential data is protected in accordance with the most stringent of industry and regulatory standards.
Layered Tech utilizes a combination of over 10 advanced security tools, robust system log management, and rigorous ITIL-based processes to support the hundreds of compliance controls required by the payment card and healthcare markets. As part of its compliance services, Layered Tech handles 83 percent of the HIPAA and 100 percent of the PCI-DSS IT controls.
“A huge differentiator for Layered Tech is that we leverage our security and compliance expertise to fully manage all of customers’ IT-related security and compliance requirements managed by Layered Tech, so they do not have to spend their time worrying about meeting the very complex industry standards like PCI or regulatory requirements like HIPAA,” said Jeff Reich, chief risk officer at Layered Tech. “Many hosting providers simply offer compliant-ready environments with security tools to enable customers to be compliant, but do not fully manage the environment and all of the compliance controls, leaving it to the customer to manage. In addition, they only support a subset of the compliance controls. However, Layered Tech is committed to helping our customers maintain around-the-clock compliance and pass extensive, industry-regulated audits and tests. Layered Tech stands by its compliance services, and we are so confident in our compliance capabilities that we are expanding our SLA to include this guarantee.”
“Layered Tech is proud to provide Compliance Guaranteed, which sets the industry standard for what customers should expect from their compliant hosting and cloud provider,” said Layered Tech President Brad Hokamp. “Over the last eight years, Layered Tech has consistently demonstrated leadership in compliance, and we believe that this compliance guarantee is evidence of our commitment to providing customers with the most robust and meaningful solutions that help them focus on their core business, rather than complex system and security tasks.”
Layered Technologies is a leading global provider of PCI- and HIPAA-compliant hosting, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core business initiatives. Layered Tech’s scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications including e-commerce and software as a service (SaaS). Clients range from large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements to leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit www.layeredtech.com.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2012 15:23|
Written by Robin Basham
Sunday, 15 April 2012 19:06
The GRC Buzz
Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute (HISPI) welcomes EnterpriseGRC Solutions as member of their HISP Certification Board/Committee Read More
ITpreneurs is proud to name EnterpriseGRC Solutions as its newest certified partner. ITpreneurs and EnterpriseGRC Solutions will collaborate to increase Cloud and Virtualization concepts and controls, ISO 27001, COBIT and ITIL courses offered through EnterpriseGRC Solutions. “Every member of my organization has achieved at least one certification through ITpreneurs, and this is the second company that I’ve founded with that same promise. [...] It is a proud day, that we can be a part of ITpreneurs’ landmark efforts to bring forward CompTIA Cloud Essentials training and certification. - Robin Basham, Managing Partner.
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