LAKELAND, Fla., March 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DSM Technology Consultants, Florida’s leading provider of fully managed private cloud and IT infrastructure services, has successfully completed a third party examination of its compliance with the data security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Protection Act (HIPAA) and the Services Organization Controls 1 and 2 (SOC 1 and 2) specifications.
The third-party examinations that led to compliance with the data security standards were administered by the professional IT assurance and compliance staff at 360 Advanced, a national Qualified Security Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in Tampa, FL.
“Achievement of these demanding data security compliance designations is absolutely a requirement for top managed cloud providers,” said Gregory Madden, Chief Operating Officer. “Our clients can be assured with DSM’s ongoing dedication to data security and that these recent audits illustrate a strong commitment to rigorously adhering to best practices around data security controls and processes.”
Madden explained that the HIPAA, SOC 1 and 2 compliance designations are in addition to the firm’s documentation of full compliance with Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) requirements, making DSM Florida’s only managed cloud provider with these demanding compliance certifications.
“Our clients, especially the financial, legal, medical and government sectors, are requesting these levels of data security controls, and they are being driven by their own compliance requirements to do so,” said David Robinson, CEO of DSM. “As the need to protect critical data, such as body camera images, client medical records and medical image data increases exponentially, the importance of finding a trusted cloud partner with the highest certification increases along with it.”
The HIPAA, SOC 1 and 2 and the CJIS designations give DSM a competitive advantage. “There are numerous cloud providers that compete in our marketplace, and those that make the significant commitment in maintaining compliances such as these are distinguished as best in class in the enterprise cloud environment,” said Robinson.
DSM is Florida’s leading managed cloud provider with offices in the Tampa Bay and Tallahassee area. DSM is well positioned to support the entire State of Florida, utilizing the largest inland cloud network in Florida (Lakeland, Orlando, Winter Haven, Atlanta and Dallas). DSM delivers fully managed private cloud solutions as well as hybrid cloud networks utilizing both private and public cloud environments. DSM’s “white glove” services provide customers with cost effective solutions that drive to business objectives, including Managed Infrastructure Services, Disaster Recovery as a Service, Data Protection as a Service, Security as a Service, and custom Platform as a Service. These highly scalable solutions are delivered from CJIS, SSAE16, SOC 1, SOC 2 and HIPAA compliant facilities. DSM leverages its Professional Services organization with deep technical expertise and strong client-centric focus to enable its clients to achieve their business needs and goals. For more information, visit www.dsm.net.
ABOUT 360 ADVANCED
Known for its responsiveness, experience and professionalism, 360 Advanced has clients in more than 35 states that are major service providers in various industries, including cloud and SaaS based organizations. 360 Advanced is one of only a few specialized firms in the U.S. that assist service providers as their independent IT assurance and compliance assessor in maintaining and communicating security and compliance to their clients.
360 Advanced’s services are provided, but not limited to, the following industries: Title Services, Hosted and Managed IT, Data Center and Colocation, Software as a Service (SaaS), Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, HR | Payroll | PEO, Legal and Collections, Bulk Mail Printing and Distribution, Background Screening, Business Process Outsourcing and Marketing.
Services provided by 360 Advanced include SOC 1 (SSAE 16), SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, HIPAA Security/HITECH, Microsoft Vendor Policy and other security and compliance services.