Telehouse America Shows Why Their Recent Recertifications Matter in a World of Diverse Data Protection NeedsOctober 12, 2020
While Telehouse America’s recent HIPAA, PCI-DSS, SOC1 Type II, CPNI, GDPI, and CCPA certifications are a big deal for businesses, not every business understands how that relates to data center services. The reality is that compliance doesn’t stop at the business’s network edge since data is at rest and in transit in numerous places beyond the network.
Data center providers play a major role in data and physical security. These roles are reviewed through rigourous audits conducted by third party firms to ensure compliance and certify said compliances. Those certifications are extended to the ideal data center and cloud services provider highlighting there methods for securing the data residing inside its facilities, in transit to the cloud, and beyond to endpoints.
The ideal data center services provider will meet that compliance need via several types of certifications that are always kept current since they have wide-ranging security implications for organizations seeking a colocation, cloud, or hybrid IT cloud services provider. The right data center will have uniform processes and practices that meet industry standards for physical and operational efficiency, privacy protection, and security.
A wide variety of businesses are dealing with data that has strict regulatory demands. Businesses with protected health information (PHI) data protections mandated by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA,) and those with personally identifiable financial information covered by PCI-DSS go far beyond direct connections to banking, retail, and healthcare. The same can be said of customer proprietary network information (CPNI), which involves a wide variety of businesses that go aren’t telecommunications providers.
What all these varied businesses have in common is that their data goes through leading colocation data center providers like Telehouse America in multiple ways. By providing these and other certifications like service organization controls (SOC) and CPNI, Telehouse America becomes the secure gateway for colocation and the cloud that connects the data of businesses and their clients across the globe.
New regulatory rules like GDPA and CCPA provide new rights to PII data owners have become law, they require ongoing renewal of these and other certifications by cloud services providers like Telehouse America. The goal is to always deliver the most secure environment for businesses that must satisfy the security and access needs for its customers.
Businesses must have end-to-end security for their sensitive data, so as a leading colocation data center provider, Telehouse America must show they have the highest infrastructure and security safeguards. This enables them to deliver the highest security for business and customer data residing on servers within their facilities or moving to the cloud.
Telehouse America and KDDI America COO Takahisa Yui echoed the importance of that responsibility and how Telehouse America takes every step possible to create a data center gateway environment that prioritizes security as much as service agility for its clients.
“One of our priorities at Telehouse America is to refine and improve security, privacy protection, and reliability for our clients via our facilities and services,” said Yui. “By rigorously testing and performing ongoing infrastructure analyses, we ensure that we always meet and exceed industry standards, which is a reflection of the level of service we provide to each and every client.”
To learn about all of the Telehouse America regulatory certifications, click here.