IPServerOne, one of the country’s leading cloud hosting and cloud storage companies, today announces that it has received the ISO27001 certification – a widely recognised security management standard that specifies best practices and comprehensive security control methods.
The ISO27001 Information Security Management System certification addresses any risks to information – through best practices that ensure the confidentiality and integrity of clients’ data at all times while being accessible.
Significance to Cloud-Hosting Business
Lee Cheung Loong, the Managing Director of IPServerOne shares the significance of achieving ISO27001 certification to the local digital hosting sector.
“IPServerOne has essentially evolved into a Cloud-based hosting provider that supports thousands of SME businesses at the local digital front. Information security is very critical to our clients who range from online businesses to highly data sensitive companies.
By applying global standards of best practices in our everyday operations, IPServerOne is able to better manage and secure our clients data assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details and more, that is entrusted on us,” says Lee.
The ISO27001 IT security standards certification helps IPServerOne to systematically evaluate the security risks present while taking into account the impact threats and vulnerabilities will affect the company’s brand credibility in the event of a data theft.
Lee shares, “It’s about having a management system that is not limited to IT only, but looks into human resources and operation processes that is involved in managing these sensitive data. This is important as a simple error or entry at any of these points, puts your data at risk. And for cost challenged SMEs this is more important given the amount of data they handle.”
Getting it Right
IPServerOne approached Hitachi Sunway to help it meet the stringent requirements in the certification application process.
Billy Lee Kok Chi, Executive Vice President of Hitachi Sunway Information Systems shares, “With the global threats to online security increasing rapidly today, IPServerOne’s initiative to become certified is timely and a much needed boost for the industry. This will give their customers a better assurance on the abilities and credibility of the company.”
The Hitachi Sunway team began by examining the company and reviewing existing implementations. They then began to fix the gaps and define the objectives and best practices into the processes. With everything in place, the most important step of training management and key personnel began. This is an important aspect of certification or ensuring best practices are adhered too. Most companies often skip this process and are unable to meet the requirement processes.
Lee explains, “We choose Hitachi Sunway as we didn’t want just a pure consultant company but one like Hitachi Sunway which operates its own datacenter and cloud operations. Their consultation and on-site expertise enabled us to quickly evaluate and implement the necessary actions.”
Hitachi Sunway stands out from other consultation companies by being a leading datacenter player in the country with the ISO27001, ISO20000, ISO50001 and PCI DSS (The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) certifications in their helm. Which is why, they are able to provide a personal experience to their consultation based on their own implementation experiences. Besides ISO27001, Hitachi Sunway also offers consultation for ISO20000 and ISO50001.
Lee acknowledges, “Hitachi Sunway team was instrumental in helping us fix gaps in our existing processes and designing a system that worked for us by taking into account our existing corporate practices while complying with the requirements of the certification. Training is essential to any company’s success in a crucial sector such as data security management, and Hitachi Sunway was able to deliver more than expected in our journey to this certification.”
Hitachi Sunway provides consulting services for its clients to meet international standards such as ISO20000, ISO27001, ISO50001 as well as certain cloud and data center requirements. The team works as a one-stop Cloud and Data Centre powerhouse to help clients walk through these stringent certifications.
Lee ends, “It is IPServerOne’s commitment towards our clients that their data is protected and safe with us. In the era of sophisticated cybercrime and data breaches, having achieved a world class IT security certification certainly differentiate us from other service providers offering Cloud-based as a service.