Waltham, MA (PRWEB UK) 1 March 2013
Mimecast, the leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, security and continuity for Microsoft Exchange, Hosted Exchange and Office 365, today announced its entire North American cloud operations, including cloud-based email management platform, operational infrastructure and facilities received ISO 27001:2005 security certification.
The ISO 27001:2005 Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) Standard is an international standard that enables organizations to make an informed decision on which technology vendors they can trust with their business data. With Mimecast’s cloud services verified by international security standards, Mimecast can provide its North American customers and partners with additional confidence, assurance and transparency around its cloud security and compliance.
This North American certification expands upon Mimecast Services’ UK 2012 security certification, offering customers and partners a service platform, infrastructure, support, operational services and facilities that are held accountable to international standards. Mimecast also published its security controls in response to the standards set by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), publicly providing organizations comprehensive access to Mimecast’s security controls.
“As more companies move their business critical applications and data to the cloud, they deserve to have insight into the integrity and security of cloud services,” said Mark O’Hare, Chief Information Security Officer, Mimecast. “Cloud vendors need to give their customers and partners every reason to fully trust in the availability and security of their business information, something we take very seriously. This certification is external evidence of the importance we place on vendor transparency and is a clear signal that organizations will not need to think twice before entrusting their data to Mimecast’s cloud services.”
“While the ISO/IEC 27001 is fairly standard practice internationally, few North American companies choose to achieve certification,” said Simon Loughran, Lead Auditor, ISO 27001 & ISO 20000 at Certification Europe. “With this certification, Mimecast is choosing to not only talk about their secure and compliant cloud services, but also prove its cloud credibility based on international standards, significantly differentiating its solutions from other providers. Current and future North American companies that select Mimecast cloud services are further assured their business critical information is secured by the highest of international standards.”
The ISO 27001:2005 ISMS Standard was established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest developer of international standards. Achieving the ISO/IEC 27001 standard involves a three stage security audit; including an initial review of the company’s ISMS, followed by an in-depth, formal compliance audit to test the company’s ISMS against the standard’s requirements. Mimecast’s certification audit assessment was conducted by Certification Europe, an accredited leading international certification body, in December 2012.
Mimecast (http://www.mimecast.com) delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including archiving, continuity and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves more than 6,000 customers and 1.5 million users worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa and the Channel Islands.
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Certification Europe (http://www.certificationeurope.com) is an accredited certification body which provides International Organization for Standardization (ISO) management system certification and inspection services to organizations globally. ISO Standards provide a recognized framework to achieve best practice management. Certification Europe can certify your organization to Quality (ISO 9001), Environmental (ISO 14001), Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001), Energy (ISO 50001), Sustainable Event Management (ISO 20121), Business Continuity (ISO 22301), IT Service Management (ISO 20000) and Information Security Management (ISO 27001). The company currently assesses over three thousand organizations internationally on an annual basis. Clients range from micro enterprise to multinationals and include Government Departments, State Bodies and private organizations. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Certification Europe has additional operations in the United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey and Japan.
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