NewCloud Networks today announced that it has attained HIPAA Compliance Certification for its data centers.
Denver Tech Center, CO August 27, 2013 – NewCloud Networks®, global provider of cloud computing and cloud communications services, today announced that it has obtained HIPAA Certification for its data centers. By becoming a HIPAA compliant provider, NewCloud is now able to open its doors to healthcare providers across the country by offering secure hosting of Personal Health Information (PHI).The process of becoming a HIPAA compliant data center involved a third party evaluation of NewCloud’s data center infrastructure, security policies and internal operations.
To ensure the safety of PHI in the NewCloud data center the infrastructure must follow the code of Federal Regulation (CFR) set forth by HIPAA inspectors. The data center is built with best of breed components by reputable vendors such as Cisco, Juniper and F5. The infrastructure is protected by secure firewalls, preventing unauthorized access to protected files. Annual risk analysis assessments must be performed by NewCloud to maintain compliance.
NewCloud has appointed Jim Byrnes, Chief Information Security Office, as the security official responsible for maintaining the standards required for HIPAA compliance. Byrnes is a network engineer with over 20 years’ experience in data security.
Covered Entities – healthcare companies looking to host their data in a HIPAA compliant facility – are responsible for implementing policies and procedures in regards to their data in order to safely transmit PHI to and from the data center. These measures include the use of AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) and SSL certificates to prevent unauthorized connections. “The level of compliance that NewCloud has attained ensures that our infrastructure, internal policies, and security procedures as a data center are appropriate for the hosting of medical data. Healthcare providers have to ensure that they are in compliance with HIPAA standards when it comes to their own data practices,” says Byrnes. “It’s a joint effort but it’s far more cost effective for a healthcare provider to comply with HIPAA standards for their data and then host it in a compliant facility than it would be for them to purchase and maintain the infrastructure on their own.”
About NewCloud Networks:
Newcloud Networks (NCN) is a global cloud computing and communications provider specializing in back up, disaster recovery, and production cloud. NCN delivers real value, maximum performance and solutions that are customized to customers’ needs. NCN’s unified cloud platform is SOC, HIPPA, and PCI compliant and features best of breed solutions that are priced competitively against commodity cloud offerings. The guiding principle – take care of customers, partners and employees, and everything will take care of itself – has led to a 95% cloud customer retention rate to date. For more information, visit www.newcloudnetworks.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.