LuxCloud: ISO 27001 certified - We take trust seriously

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LuxCloud the leading global channel-centric marketplace for cloud services, substantiates its commitment to the security of customer data with the award of the ISO 27001 certification.

“Our ISO 27001 certification will reinforce even further cloud consumers’ confidence in our online services, be it our sales partners or their customers,” said Marco Houwen, CEO & Founder of LuxCloud.

LuxCloud enables access to its channel-centric marketplace for cloud services by giving VAR’s, system integrators, communication service providers (CSPs) and internet hosting companies the ability to private label or syndicate its marketplace in order to up-sell and cross-sell cloud services to small and mid-size businesses (SMBs). As a cloud service broker enabler, LuxCloud acknowledges the importance of trust in its services. To ensure the delivery of the highest level of security to its partners, it has implemented the required security measures and recently earned the ISO 27001 certification, an internationally recognized information security management system (ISMS) standard.

Accountable for their operations, professional cloud users simply cannot afford the risk of losing their business data. Observing a change in the paradigm for trust in the cloud industry and conscious of the utmost importance to achieve and maintain cutting edge information security for its operations, LuxCloud, together with its information security partner itrust consulting, chose to follow a formal certification process to translate its aspiration into reality.

Aware of its responsibilities as an ISO certified organization, LuxCloud is convinced that the future of the cloud will be owned by the companies able to continuously prove their commitment to security while providing trust.

“Our ISO 27001 certification will reinforce even further cloud consumers’ confidence in our online services, be it our sales partners or their customers,” said Marco Houwen, CEO & Founder of LuxCloud. “The annual external review of our operations by an accredited auditor proves that signing up with LuxCloud is creating a long term partnership that carries the promise of a constant technological and security improvement process,” Marco continued.

LuxCloud identified the ISO 27001 standard as the obvious choice. Founded on a dynamic and risk based approach, the ISO certification takes into consideration the various regulations regarding data protection, privacy and IT governance. August 2012, saw LuxCloud launch the ISO 27001 certification process with the help of itrust consulting, an established ISMS certification consultant.

“It was a valuable experience to guide LuxCloud, a high-tech service company, through its information security management system implementation process. We are proud to have delivered a comprehensive risk assessment based on our TRICK light tool. For this purpose we developed the required documentation, performed an internal audit to support LuxCloud in achieving the official ISO 27001 certification within six months,” said Carlo Harpes, CEO of itrust consulting.

About ISO 27001

ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards. Specifically, the ISO 27001 standard is a globally recognised information security management system (ISMS) standard. ISO 27001 specifies the requirements for a business to establish, implement, review, monitor, manage and maintain an effective information security management system.

About itrust consulting

Acronym for “Information Techniques and Research for Ubiquitous Security and Trust” is a Luxembourg based company founded by Dr Carlo Harpes in 2007. From 2007, itrust has succeeded in becoming a recognised actor in Luxembourg's and Europe's Information Security Field.

About LuxCloud

LuxCloud is the leading global channel-centric marketplace for cloud services, allowing sales partners to quickly launch and profitably deliver the cloud services demanded by small- and medium-sized businesses. LuxCloud offers customizable branded solutions enabling VAR’s, system integrators, telecoms and service providers to sell online any and all of the services and applications available on the platform. The range of applications is constantly evolving, reflecting the needs of the market, and includes Web and application hosting, messaging and collaboration, business processes and infrastructure packages. LuxCloud was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Luxembourg. LuxCloud enables a smooth transition of business to the cloud.

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