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Exponential-e has become one of the first European Cloud Service Providers (CSP) to attain CSA STAR Certification.

Although cloud adoption is gathering pace, many remain concerned around information security, privacy, and data security flaws. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) seeks to develop best practice in cloud computing. The CSA worked with industry to develop a matrix of security measures and, with the British Standards body BSI, launched the STAR Certification scheme, comprising a third-party assessment of the security capabilities of cloud service providers. The new certification uses the requirements of the information security management standard ISO 27001, with the CSA’s matrix of controls to address the security requirements demanded by customers of CSPs.

Organisers say that it helps to address security issues specific to the cloud, and give customers of cloud services more understanding of the security in place.

The certification is issued by BSI.

Lee Wade, Exponential-e CEO said: “We are extremely proud to be the first CSP to have achieved CSA Star Certification following a long and demanding audit process. We have been working for years to highlight and counteract the perception amongst enterprises that cloud services are not secure. Few CSPs can deliver the same model that Exponential-e is capable of and this cloud specific security certification, that complements our ISO 27001 certification, will provide our customers with the extra confidence that their data is fully protected within the Exponential-e cloud.”

Suzanne Fribbins, Risk Management Specialist at BSI added: “Exponential-e has shown great dedication to become early adopters of CSA Star Certification and should be extremely proud of this achievement. As the new industry benchmark for cloud security best practice, CSA Star Certification is a great addition to Exponential-e’s existing array of management system certifications. It reinforces their commitment to continually improve business performance and importantly reassures existing and prospective clients that specific cloud security risks have been addressed.”

Jitesh Bavisi, Exponential-e’s Director of Compliance added: “We have always taken pride in our business management systems, the framework of which is built around our ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000 and PCI- DSS certification’s. Achieving the CSA Star Certification is another significant step forward which enables us to offer our customers a greater level of assurance for our cloud services. “

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