ST. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 13, 2015
TierPoint, a national provider of cloud, colocation, managed services and disaster recovery solutions, announced today that all of its data centers have successfully completed the registration process necessary to deliver services under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) program within the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). This registration, coupled with a strict physical and information security program, allows TierPoint to securely host data for defense clients and satisfy government rules, including NIST-800 security mandates; and it informs the government of TierPoint’s data protection credentials and ability to help manufacturers adhere to ITAR standards.
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. Manufacturers of munitions and related defense products must be compliant with ITAR regulations, ensuring all data as defined by the United States Munitions List (USML) is handled in a way that safeguards the confidentiality, privacy and security of defense industry initiatives vital to the national security interests of the United States.
TierPoint’s ITAR registration and security protocols provide clients in the defense industry with unmatched geographic diversity and redundancy options while ensuring to their end customers that their data and technology infrastructure will be available and protected.
“Registering our facilities with ITAR is in direct response to requests from customers who face stringent rules about where data can reside and who may access it and it is one more step to elevate TierPoint above the compliance levels typically found in the data center industry,” said Paul Mazzucco, TierPoint Chief Security Officer. “We take compliance extremely seriously and are committed to providing the highest levels of security to all clients. This ITAR registration helps us to extend our cloud and colocation services to businesses that deliver goods and services to the federal government and the defense industry.”
By registering its facilities with the State Department’s DDTC, TierPoint can help assist clients in working toward ITAR compliance. The company continually invests in security compliance programs including PCI DSS, HIPAA and SOC 2 - Type II.
TierPoint is a leading national provider of cloud, colocation and managed services designed to help organizations improve business performance and manage risk. With corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., TierPoint operates 13 highly-redundant, Tier III plus data centers in the states of Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.