Hawthorne, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
Xand, the Northeast’s premier provider of cloud, managed services, colocation and disaster recovery announced today the successful completion of all regulatory requirements required to attain International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration and compliance from the U.S. Department of State, a unique distinction among infrastructure service providers.
ITAR is a set of U.S. government regulations to control the import and export of data, materials and resources related to the mission-critical operations of the defense industry. Xand’s ITAR compliance ensures that all data as defined by the United States Munitions List (USML) is handled in a way that safeguards the privacy and security of defense industry initiatives vital to the national security interests of the United States. ITAR regulations specify that information pertaining to defense and military-related technologies may only be shared with persons in the U.S. and must be handled in compliance with a series of security protocols to protect fidelity and access. The regulations are directly enforced by the U.S. Department of State.
By gaining ITAR certification, Xand is better able to serve government agencies, subcontractors, suppliers, military-civilian hybrid organizations, and other enterprise operations dealing with sensitive military and government-related data and resources.
“This certification allows Xand to house and transport data for manufacturers, developers, researchers, and service firms who work with highly-sensitive and regulated government information,” said Xand Chief Security Officer Paul Mazzucco. “We selected data center facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts to undergo thorough and exhaustive compliance testing to meet the critical standards of the U.S. Department of State. The end result allows Xand to provide clients with unmatched geographic diversity and redundancy options when it comes to housing, storing, and protecting the data and technology infrastructure needed to power the critically important work of the defense industry.”
As an ITAR compliant cloud and colocation provider, Xand is uniquely able to serve clients who work with government and defense data by offering highly-customized secure and compliant colocation solutions, including private data center cages, cabinets, and office suites, along with state-of-the-art cloud computing resources, data backup and restoration options, backed by a full portfolio of managed IT services.
“We’re proud to rise above the certification levels typically found in the data center industry and offer ITAR compliant hosting solutions to the Northeast market,” said Xand President and CEO Yatish Mishra. “Xand is fully committed to providing the highest levels of security to all our clients, and this newest compliance will extend our services to companies working closely with the federal government and the defense industry. Our strong investment in physical and virtual security systems and unwavering adherence to compliance protocols further strengthens Xand’s position as a leading technology services partner for organizations dealing with complex systems and sensitive data.”
Xand is the Northeast’s premier provider of highly resilient cloud, managed services, colocation, and disaster recovery. Its broad user base includes over 1200 clients spanning industries such as healthcare, financial services, education, manufacturing, telecom and technology. Since 1999, Xand has designed, built, and managed IT infrastructure services which allow enterprises to maximize their critical application performance and availability. With data centers spanning New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, Xand offers colocation, cloud, enterprise hosting, managed services, business continuity, disaster recovery and managed networking throughout the region via best-in-class facilities, engineering expertise, and commitment to customer service excellence. For more information, please visit http://www.xand.com.