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Latisys Announces PCI Compliance and HIPAA Risk Assessment for Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure

Cloud Hosting Provider Continues Expansion of Portfolio in Response to Enterprise Demand for Compliant IT Infrastructure Services

ASHBURN, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/14 -- Responding to continued demand for outsourced IT services designed, tested and audited to meet the controls requirements of key government and regulatory standards, Latisys today announced that for the second year in a row it has achieved compliance with regulatory standards for delivering the highest levels of security and reliability as deemed by third party independent auditors.

Latisys is a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting solutions delivered from its Cloud-Enabled Systems Infrastructure (CESI) and international platform of eight data centers. The annual reports distinguish Latisys' platform as being in alignment with key compliance and risk assessment requirements including:

  • The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) 2.0
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) report for physical controls
  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)--otherwise known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is a set of security standards that are designed to ensure the security of credit and debit card transactions and protect cardholders against identity theft. PCI DSS consists of twelve broad security requirements and over 260 specific controls. Coalfire Systems is a leading Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) firm and is certified to perform PCI DSS compliance audits under the credentials issued to the firm by the PCI Security Standard Council. In keeping with the standard and the firm's credentials, Coalfire issued Latisys an Attestation of Compliance (AoC) with the PCI DSS.

Coalfire's assessment examined technical, physical and administrative controls associated with Latisys' ability to provide colocation and hosting that meets requirements established by PCI and other regulations cited above. Completion of the assessments provides Latisys with a formal third-party evaluation of its national platform and IT services for compliant hosting. Coalfire audited Latisys' policies and procedures for sections 8 (assigning unique user IDs) 9 (physical controls) & 12 (information security policies) of the PCI DSS.

Latisys continues to expand compliance related to its corporate network. The 2014 assessment covers the delivery of managed firewalls, which have now been audited for all PCI controls. Latisys threat management suite includes key features such as intrusion detection and prevention, password vaults, two factor authentication, security information and event management, penetration testing, and vulnerability scanning.

At Latisys' discretion, the results of the Coalfire assessment may be obtained by prospective customers and their auditors with an executed non-disclosure agreement. Latisys also offers a variety of managed services to assist in other areas of the standard or to provide comprehensive assistance designing and managing security practices such as firewall, VPN and intrusion detection.

"Latisys continues to expand its compliance portfolio in-line with what most enterprises and online businesses require to maintain compliance with multiple security standards, including the PCI DSS, HIPAA and GLBA," said Dirk Anderson, a Managing Director at Coalfire. "By deploying Latisys IT infrastructure solutions, enterprise customers benefit from validated controls that make compliance management far more effective."

In addition, Latisys' platform is operated under SSAE 16 (SOC 2 Type 2 and SOC 3) audited controls, which reaffirm Latisys' commitment to meeting the highest standards for availability and security, while making sure all of the appropriate controls and safeguards are firmly in place. Latisys' SSAE16 is validated across all Latisys facilities and covers both security and availability principles in detail. The SOC audits were performed last year by Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman, P.C. (EKS&H), one of the largest CPA firms headquartered in the Rocky Mountain Region.

"Latisys has been and remains very focused on supporting customers who have a requirement to demonstrate compliance with regulatory and IT Governance requirements," said Pete Stevenson, CEO of Latisys. "Earning the Attestation of Compliance is a critical benchmark as we continue building our compliance portfolio to support enterprise customer needs."

With high-density data centers located in every U.S. time zone, Latisys' national reach enables multi-site redundancy, managed backup and secure disaster recovery including cloud-based DR solutions. Latisys' Tier III facilities are designed for the business continuity of mission-critical operations -- offering the power densities, cooling, backbone network and managed services with an eye toward reducing capital expenditures for storage and ongoing maintenance.

Latisys leads the IaaS industry in customer satisfaction with a Net Promoter score of 46, and recently received its first ever inclusion in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, which can be accessed here.

About Latisys
Latisys is a leading provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. With a heritage serving business customers since 1994, and multiple high-density data centers across the United States -- and now in the United Kingdom -- Latisys offers a scalable outsourced IT infrastructure platform that provides customers with what they need, when they need it. As a client-centric company -- with state of the art data centers in Ashburn, Virginia, Chicago, Denver, Irvine, California and London -- Latisys is quickly becoming the IaaS platform of choice for companies that seek a truly flexible IT infrastructure partner. Call 1-866-956-9594, visit www.latisys.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Latisys for additional information. All Systems Grow.

About Coalfire
Coalfire is a leading, independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance (IT GRC) firm that provides IT audit, risk assessment and compliance management solutions. Founded in 2001, Coalfire has offices in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. and completes thousands of projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities. Coalfire's solutions are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation, the PCI DSS, GLBA, FFIEC, HIPAA/HITECH, HITRUST, NERC CIP, Sarbanes-Oxley, FISMA and FedRAMP. For more information, visit www.coalfire.com.

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