Press Release – Hostway Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Manage Risk, Improve Security Posture and Meet Compliance Requirements
June 06 by Courtney Abud
HITRUST CSF Certification validates Hostway’s commitment to meeting key regulations and protecting sensitive information.
AUSTIN, TX – JUN 12, 2018 — Hostway, the world’s most trusted managed compliant hosting provider, today announced that several of its applications* have earned HITRUST CSF Certified status for information security. With this latest addition, the company is one of few hosting providers to have a full suite of compliance certifications and is able to provide healthcare IT systems with superior compliance and security in protecting electronic personal healthcare information (ePHI).
HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that all the certified applications have met key regulations and industry-defined requirements and are appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Hostway in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.
“HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, Hostway is distinguished as an organization that people can count on to keep their information safe,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST.
“HITRUST CSF is the gold standard, especially when migrating healthcare software applications to the cloud. In the face of mounting data breaches, companies handling sensitive data must remove all doubt by working with trusted cloud providers with deep experience in security protocols and regulatory compliance,” said Emil Sayegh, CEO and president of Hostway. “By abiding by the strictest compliance protocols such as HITRUST CSF, we can deliver on our promise to be the most trusted cloud provider for our customer’s mission-critical software applications.”
“We have been with Hostway for more than five years and have been very pleased. As a contract management software company, it is imperative that we host our software in the most secure and robust environments,” said Richard Eckerstrom, CEO and president of ECTEON. “Beyond HIPAA compliance, the HITRUST ongoing certification mandates constant updating and adherence, giving us even more confidence that we are offering our customers the utmost data protection available.”
Hostway Services, Inc. is the world’s most trusted managed compliant hosting provider, delivering managed cloud infrastructure and application hosting solutions for software companies including healthcare, SaaS and e-commerce focused organizations. Its team of engineers in North America, Europe, and Asia deliver reliable, secure and scalable private cloud, managed cloud and hybrid cloud hosting solutions to thousands of customers across ten geographically diverse SSAE 16 and ISO 27001 data centers around the world while ensuring strict compliance such as HITRUST, PCI and HIPAA. At Hostway, every customer interaction is treated as an opportunity to develop a long-term relationship based on trust. Visit http://hostway.com for more information.
*Hostway’s infrastructure, data center systems, Passport Express badge access system, ZoneMinder CCTV system, fire suppression system, R1Soft backup application, HVAC, diesel power generators and UPS, Hostway’s Microsoft-based multitenant solution running on dedicated servers, storage, and networking, and Hyper-V FlexCloud Application.