Given all the changes in the regulatory landscape, Backupify wanted to get independent verification that we meet the required standards for HIPAA compliance
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) November 05, 2014
Backupify, the leading provider of cloud to cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, today announced the company achieved HIPAA compliance by successfully completing a HIPAA audit administered by an independent audit firm. Driven by Backupify’s deep commitment to data security on behalf of its customers, meeting HIPAA compliance requirements is yet another important security initiative completed by the company. In addition to HIPAA compliance, Backupify recently created new user roles for admins within the Backupify platform to adhere to security best practices and also renewed its SOC 2 Type II compliance.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance is a critical standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company dealing with protected health information (PHI) must ensure the right security measures are in place and followed. While Backupify does not interact with PHI, the company does however count many healthcare organizations as customers and therefore felt compelled to go through the necessary steps to meet HIPAA compliance requirements.
“Given all the changes in the regulatory landscape, Backupify wanted to get independent verification that we meet the required standards for HIPAA compliance,” said Ben Thomas, VP of Security, Backupify. “We now have third party validation through an independent audit which should help customers feel even more comfortable entrusting their data to Backupify. As we build innovative backup solutions, data security remains a core focus. It always has been and always will be.”
Backupify follows comprehensive security regulations and guidelines for the privacy and security of customer data - spanning product features, data encryption protocols, and internal controls. Recently, Backupify introduced the creation of a Help Desk Admin user role. The addition of new admin roles offers organizations greater flexibility while granting companies the ability to tighten security by restricting privileges within Backupify to those who need them.
Outside of product features, Backupify subjects itself to rigorous external penetration tests by industry leading firms, is self-certified in compliance with the US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor program, allows customers to store data in Amazon’s VPC (Virtual Private Cloud), and goes beyond using Amazon’s built-in bucket-level encryption with every Backupify account receiving a unique AES 256-bit encryption key. Backupify also renewed its SOC 2 Type II compliance which reviews Backupify’s backup and recovery system to ensure that controls are suitably designed to provide assurance that the applicable trust services criteria are in place.
Backupify is the leading provider of cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, offering an all-in-one archiving, search and restore solution for the most popular online services including Salesforce, Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter and more. Backupify ensures that companies can access and control the data they entrust to these systems and prevents data loss from external threats, user error or service failure. Backupify was founded in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit http://www.backupify.com, subscribe to the Backupify blog or follow @Backupify on Twitter.