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Compliant Cloud and Colocation Provider, LightEdge, Successfully Completes All 2018 Compliance Audits

LightEdge further defines the company’s commitment to compliant information security for another consecutive year

DES MOINES, IA – October 9th, 2018 – LightEdge, a premier compliant cloud hosting and colocation provider, announced today the successful renewal of their 2018 compliance audits. LightEdge remains ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 20000-1, SSAE 18 SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3, HIPAA and PCI DSS compliant.

LightEdge continues to renew their certification against the ISO 27001 standard as part of its ongoing mission to support clear, customer-friendly security standards. Having an ISO 27001 compliant system helps customers make informed choices about their cloud security services and ensures vendor accountability.

“LightEdge is pleased to announce the renewal of the ISO 27001 certification for our data centers and hosting solutions,” said Jake Gibson, LightEdge’s Chief Security Officer. “Security is a top concern for most companies when choosing a data center partner, so this certification informs customer that LightEdge has evidence-based benchmarks to continuously improve the delivery of our services,” said Gibson.

LightEdge’s certification audit assessment was completed by Schellman & Co. on August 28th, 2018.

In addition to obtaining ISO 27001 certification, LightEdge also renewed their ISO 20000-1 certification. ISO 20000-1 is based on the globally recognized ITIL framework. Partnering with an ISO 20000-1 certified cloud provider, like LightEdge, ensures your IT infrastructure or cloud hosting is managed consistently with a globally-recognized standard of excellence.

LightEdge also successfully renewed its SSAE 18 SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3 reports. This audit provides customers with the highest levels of quality assurance, process control, and precision across all LightEdge outsourced solutions. SSAE 18 compliance changes with the evolving IT landscape. LightEdge takes continuous steps to maintain the most detailed and current versions of the SSAE certification.

SSAE 18 exams are conducted by an independent, licensed CPA firm to ensure the highest levels of quality and precision. LightEdge has completed control and process examinations since 2008, and will continue to make it a priority due to the amount of highly-sensitive data many of their customers handle.

On top of that, LightEdge successfully renewed their alignment with HIPAA/HITECH and their certification with PCI DSS. LightEdge underwent a third-party examination against the HIPAA Security Rule and HITECH Breach Notification Requirements, and was issued a Type 1 AT 101 letter of attestation confirming their compliance with HIPAA safeguards.
PCI DSS compliance is divided into 12 requirements, each with their own detailed sub requirements. LightEdge continues to be a certified PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider, version 3.2. This validates that their data center facilities and services meet PCI’s strict security requirements.

“Successfully completing each of these compliance audits for another year in a row continues to set us apart from the competition. It demonstrates to our customers and future clients, that we are at the forefront of IT governance best practices.” said Gibson.

About LightEdge

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 spanning Des Moines, Kansas City, Omaha, Austin and Raleigh, 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 DR solutions, and premium compliant cloud choices make up a true Hybrid Cloud Solution Center. LightEdge’s strong financial backing of the Anschutz Group empowers them to invest heavily in their markets. LightEdge annually undergoes third-party audits for ISO 20000-1, ISO 27001, HIPAA, PCI-DSS 3.2, and SSAE 18 SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II and SOC 3.
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