Compliance as a Service for All Verticals

Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is the framework LightEdge used to create services that simplify compliance for our customers in highly regulated industries. LightEdge’s Compliance as a Service helps our clients adapt to the constantly changing regulatory landscape with peace of mind and expert assistance.

To start with, LightEdge builds security and redundancy into every detail of our data center facilities and service offerings. LightEdge is one of an elite few to be both ISO 20000-1 and ISO 27001 certified, and our facilities and services have been audited against SOC, NIST, HIPAA, HITRUST, and PCI DSS by Schellman.

These certifications and compliance standards only scratch the surface of LightEdge’s compliance and security know how, however. If you’re seeking guidance around NIST, FedRAMP, CJIS, or NERC-CIP (to name a few others), we would be happy to provide best practice assistance. In fact, our Chief Security Officer, Michael Hannan, also offers LightEdge clients free security & compliance consulting services to assist with audit readiness and organizational safeguards.

Why work with LightEdge to meet your security needs?

Working with LightEdge and our highly skilled Security & Compliance Professionals offers you:

  • More Flexibility: A data center can be a costly operation, especially if it isn’t run efficiently. Scaling up to meet new storage requirements is not an easy task for an in-house data center either. LightEdge offers the flexibility needed to compete in unpredictable markets, allowing you to scale securely, predictably, and cost-effectively.
  • Expert Assistance: Simplify the complexity of your IT and compliance by leveraging LightEdge’s experts, technology, and network of partners. You can focus on providing value to your customers while we do the heavy lifting.
  • Up-to-Date Practices: LightEdge is continually evaluating regulatory compliance requirements and annually renews our certifications in PCI, HIPAA, HITRUST, NIST, SOC 2 Type 2, and more. Our engineers and security methods help your company reach compliance faster and maintain ongoing compliance.
  • 100% Uptime Guarantee: All of LightEdge’s data centers are highly interconnected via a private, fiber backbone. That means if the internet in your entire city went down, you’d still be up & running with us.

What Differentiates LightEdge’s Compliance as a Service?

  • Transfer of Liability
  • Audit Readiness (including for OCC & FDIC regulations)
  • Direct Access to Security Reporting
  • Control of Your Data
  • Disaster Recovery Testing
  • Security Questionnaire Assistance
  • Extension of Staff
  • Free CISO Access

Cloud and Hosting Services that balance control, security, and cost

At LightEdge, we know that what companies value in their cloud hosting partners differs from company to company. That’s why we have a range of cloud solutions that meet different levels of control, security, and budget, based on your preferences. We provide compliant private cloud in both a dedicated physical infrastructure deployment and virtual delivery model, deployed and delivered to your specifications.

Colocation Services in stable locations across the U.S.

Leverage our carrier-grade data center facilities to host your own corporate resources. We offer custom Colocation options, dedicated staff, and facilities designed to offer N+1 redundancy on every main component, providing greater protection and security for your crucial IT operations.

Data Protection & Business Continuity Solutions

Business IT availability is essential to the livelihood of every company, big or small. Trust in LightEdge’s Data Protection and Business Continuity Services, that blend physical with virtual and cloud with on-premises to create a Hybrid Solution Center.

Compliance and Security Resources

See Whitepapers and Case Studies to help keep your business protected and compliant.


Non-compliance with federal regulations is a significant risk for any company that stores, processes, or sends government information, such as manufacturers and local, state and federal governments. Like any compliance standard, however, meeting National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards comes with its fair share of confusion. If you have questions regarding the parameters of the NIST regulation and how it should be implemented, you are not alone.


The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) provides federal agencies a standardized approach to cloud hosting, using subsets of NIST Special Publication 800-53 cloud security controls. FedRAMP creates transparency between the U.S. government and cloud providers, offering consistency and security in cloud hosting services.


The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy establishes minimum security requirements and controls for safeguarding sensitive criminal justice information (CJI). Law enforcement and other government agencies in the U.S. that process CJI must use cloud services that meet CJIS standards. The CJIS Security Policy combines presidential and FBI directives, federal laws, and the criminal justice community’s Advisory Policy Board decisions with guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to ensure CJI is stored with privacy and security built into every detail.


The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is a nonprofit international regulatory authority that helps safeguard the reliability of North American bulk power systems, covering the U.S., Canada, and a part of Baja California in Mexico. NERC administers the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program, which defines a set of standards for the minimum security requirements for cyber assets that are critical to the North American electricity grid operation.