GDS Meets or Exceeds Some of the Strictest Security Standards
- SOC 2 Type 2 and MSP Cloud Verify certifications updated each year
- Encompasses every service we offer
- Verified by independent auditors
Problems It Solves
- Uncertainty over security in cloud and service provider environments
- Concerns regarding compliance with government and industry regulations
- Lack of validation of service provider security controls
- Risk of downtime or data loss due to cyberattack
- Complex and hard-to-manage cloud security
- Limited in-house cloud and security expertise
GDS Solutions & Services Meet the Highest Standards for Security & Compliance
Security and compliance remain the biggest concerns organizations have about moving applications and data to the cloud or a hosted data center. In the annual Flexera State of the Cloud report, security has long been named the top cloud challenge for organizations of all sizes. Does the hosting provider have adequate security controls? Does the provider meet regulatory requirements?
Security Certifications Offer Confidence
Certifications offer a reliable benchmark that organizations can use when evaluating cloud and hosting providers. To obtain SOC 2 Type 2 certification, for example, a service provider must have security controls based upon the five “trust principles” of security, availability, processing integrity, privacy and confidentiality.
The MSPAlliance Cloud Verify Program is based on the 10 control objectives of the Unified Certification Standard for cloud and managed service providers (MSPs). Both certifications must be documented and validated by an independent auditor.
GDS is SOC 2 Type 2 and MSP Cloud Verify Certified
GDS undergoes the rigorous process of updating our SOC 2 Type 2 and MSP Cloud Verify certifications each year as assurance of our commitment to protecting our customers’ systems and data. These certifications encompass all of our offerings:
It also includes any third-party providers we partner with to deliver these solutions.
Independent auditors have evaluated the security tools and processes GDS has implemented to protect our offerings and our customers’ data, and found they meet or exceed all certification requirements. Furthermore, the GDS organizational structure is designed to provide oversight and accountability to minimize risk.
GDS certified cloud and hosting solutions enable you to:
Minimize the risk of business-crippling cyberattacks
through a comprehensive, layered approach to cybersecurity plus around-the-clock monitoring and management by GDS experts.
Ensure end-to-end protection of sensitive data
with regular backups and encryption of data in transit and at rest according to industry best practices.
Streamline deployment of business-enabling IT solutions
with security controls that are integrated into every offering.
Maximize the availability of mission-critical services
thanks to GDS hardened data centers. Redundant power, environmental controls and disaster preparedness help ensure that systems stay up and running.
Take advantage of Quarterly Business Reviews
to ensure that the IT environment and security controls continue to meet business and technology objectives.
Minimize the need for in-house IT expertise.
Customers gain ready access to experienced experts who respond rapidly to security incidents and support requests.