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Cirrity Achieves ISO/IEC 27001 Certification and Is First Cloud Provider in U.S. to Receive CSA STAR Certification

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/08/14 -- Cirrity, a leading channel-only secure cloud solutions provider, announced today that the company has achieved ISO/IEC 27001 certification after a rigorous audit process. Cirrity also became the first cloud services company in the U.S. to receive CSA STAR certification, an industry standard that recognizes the specific security requirements of multi-tenant service providers.

"We pursued the ISO/IEC 27001 certification as part of our ongoing commitment to providing the highest possible levels of cloud security and compliance," said Dan Timko, Cirrity President and Chief Technology Officer. "An international standard such as ISO/IEC 27001 meets the needs of large and multinational companies, and serves as an adjunct to our existing SOC 2 attestation, PCI Level 1 certification and HIPAA compliance."

Cirrity's ISO/IEC 27001 certification was conducted by BSI, which also audited the company for CSA STAR certification. "To be frank, when I think about ISO, I think about BSI. There is such a strong correlation there," said Timko.

"CSA STAR certification demands instituting the strongest levels of controls to protect information and increase transparency in the cloud. As the first in the U.S. to achieve this distinction, Cirrity is to be congratulated for meeting the exacting requirements of both ISO/IEC 27001 and STAR certification," said Todd VanderVen, President, BSI Americas.

The ISO/IEC 27001 standard sets out requirements and best practices for developing, implementing, maintaining and improving information security management system (ISMS) programs based on an organization's business risks. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the world's leading standards development organization, made up of national standards bodies from around the world.

The Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) certification is the result of a partnership between BSI and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) working together to develop a third party certification program. STAR certification incorporates the requirements of ISO/IEC 27001 with a maturity rating to indicate how well an organization is complying with the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix, a specified set of criteria that measures the capability levels of the cloud service.

About Cirrity
Cirrity is a channel-only cloud services provider that enables partners to sell more cloud service by providing a secure and highly available platform plus an unmatched level of sales solutioning, deployment and support. Partners leverage Cirrity's "as a service" solutions, which include vStream™ disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), remote desktops as a service (DaaS) and secure hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions (IaaS), to easily and cost-effectively expand and differentiate their service offerings.

About BSI
One Company, One Solution. By packaging assessment, training and a management system toolset, BSI delivers a business improvement solution that combines it all in a comprehensive service offering and allows us to provide an integrated approach to meet the needs of the organization and embed excellence across the business. BSI presents a one-stop value proposition from the decision to improve systems through to registration and continual improvement. From start to finish, BSI helps turn complexity into simplicity.

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