LightEdge Proves Continued Commitment to Compliant Information Security for Another Consecutive Year
DES MOINES, IA – October 1, 2019 – LightEdge, a premier compliant cloud hosting and colocation provider, announced today the successful renewal of their 2019 audits. LightEdge maintains ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 20000-1 certifications and undergoes annual examinations and assessments for SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2, SOC 3, HIPAA/HITECH, and PCI DSS.
Originally achieved in 2016, LightEdge maintains the ISO 27001 certification for its information security management system supporting their colocation, managed, and hosted services. Having an ISO 27001 certification empowers clients to make informed decisions about their cloud security services and ensures vendor accountability.
“I am extremely pleased about the renewal of our ISO 27001 certification for our data center and hosted services. Security is a top concern for most organizations and a major factor when selecting a trusted data center partner, said Michael Hannan, LightEdge’s Director of Compliance. “These certifications are vital in demonstrating LightEdge’s commitment to continuously improving the delivery of our solutions.”
In addition to 27001, LightEdge maintains ISO 20000-1 certification based on the globally recognized ITIL framework. Partnering with an ISO 20000-1 certified provider, like LightEdge, ensures all cloud hosting or IT infrastructure is managed consistently with an internationally recognized standard of excellence. LightEdge’s ISO 27001 & ISO 20000-1 reviews were completed by Schellman & Company, LLC.
LightEdge also successfully completed SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2, and SOC 3 examinations. These assessments provide clients with independent third-party assurance by a licensed CPA firm on the controls and processes supporting colocation, managed, and hosted services. The SOC examinations demonstrate LightEdge’s controls and processes were designed to meet specified control objectives (SOC 1) and applicable Trust Services Criteria (SOC 2 & SOC 3), and they were operating effectively throughout the reporting review periods.
“LightEdge has completed annual SOC examinations since 2008 and will continue to make these a top priority due to the amount of highly sensitive and timely data our customers handle,” said Michael Hannan, LightEdge’s Director of Compliance.
On top of that, LightEdge successfully completed an attestation report relevant to its information security program for the colocation, managed, and hosted services related to HIPAA and HITECH, and achieved compliance with version 3.2 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) relevant to its colocation services. LightEdge continues to be a validated PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider to demonstrate their data center facilities and services meet PCI’s strict security requirements.
“Successfully achieving these certifications for another consecutive year continues to set us apart from the competition,” said Hannan. “LightEdge is truly raising the bar on the level of security and compliance our customers and partners can and should demand. We are at the forefront of IT governance.”.
With over 20 years in business, LightEdge offers a full stack of best-in-class IT services delivering flexibility, security, and control. Their solutions include premier colocation across seven purpose-built data centers, industry-leading private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and cloud platforms, and the top global security and compliance measures. Their owned and operated facilities, integrated Disaster Recovery solutions, and premium cloud choices make up true Hybrid Cloud Solution Centers. LightEdge’s strong financial backing of the Anschutz Group empowers them to invest heavily in their markets. For more information, visit www.lightedge.com.
Jessica’s knowledge and experience spans across many areas of the technology field. In her past 8 years with LightEdge, she has worked extensively with the Marketing, Sales, Product Development, and Security Operations Teams to gain a complete understanding of the organization. Her areas of expertise revolve around security & compliance, IT trends, product GTM, and corporate brand & culture.