CloudCheck™ Compliance Certification
CloudCheck™ Seal Certifies Compliance in the Cloud
Cloud computing has dramatically changed the concept of an organization’s ‘security perimeter,’ and maintaining the level of security necessary to ensure compliance within such an environment is particularly challenging. Global DataGuard’s CloudCheck™ Certification Program is designed specifically to address the complexity associated with achieving and maintaining compliance in the cloud.
The CloudCheck services portfolio – planning, testing, and certification services for cloud computing environments – provides vendor-neutral third party security assessment and validation for organizations interested in taking advantage of the economies of scale that a cloud computing infrastructure affords.
Comprehensive Approach to Ensuring Cloud Compliance
Global DataGuard is working with SaaS providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide additional security functionality to their cloud deployments. The CloudCheck Certification Program is a continuation of that effort -- a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to compliance that incorporates security processes, policies, and technology to ensure that critical customer data in the cloud is untouchable by unauthorized personnel.
With the CloudCheck Certification Program, world-class security experts are available when you need them to perform periodic audits, monitoring and testing to help keep your systems up-to-date and secure. The CloudCheck™ Certification Program is comprised of two certification levels. CloudCheck™ Silver Certification focuses on the required cloud security risk management administrative controls appropriate for an organization carrying out the necessary level of cloud-centric due diligence and due care. CloudCheck™ GoldCertification builds upon the services available at the Silver level, and adds additionaltechnical controls that an organization should deploy when migrating applications to the cloud.
The CloudCheck professional services portfolio includes:
- Security Assessments – gap analyses to evaluate cloud security policies, processes, people and products.
- Periodic Audits – monitoring and testing based on compliance requirements to validate that a company’s software, systems and security programs are up-to-date.
- Web Application Assessments – monitoring and testing of user access privileges to ensure that only authorized users can gain access to sensitive system and user information.
- Vulnerability Assessments – quarterly testing of the effectiveness of security measures to ensure that networked systems and high-risk data are secure.
Global DataGuard’s CloudCheck Certification Program is a complement to the company’s industry-proven Managed Security and Professional Services and a value-add service option for the company’s Cloud Guard™ Unified Enterprise Cloud Security™ technology, which fully integrates patented network behavior analysis and correlation technology with PCI-enabled intrusion detection; vulnerability scanning and management; log management, analysis and monitoring; network access and policy monitoring, and comprehensive threat management capabilities, including prioritized network, global and vendor threats and vulnerabilities.