Neohapsis Announces Collaboration to Deliver PCI DSS Cloud Compliance to Windows Azure Customers
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RSA CONFERENCE - Neohapsis, a trusted provider of mobile and cloud security services, today announced a new professional services relationship with Microsoft Corp. to help enterprises move to the cloud while confidently addressing compliance considerations. Neohapsis recently developed the PCI Report on Compliance (ROC) for Windows Azure and is therefore uniquely qualified to help organizations on the Windows Azure platform conduct PCI assessments, remediation and compliance processes to deliver their own ROC.
“Our work at Neohapsis certifying the compliance of the Windows Azure platform and services, along with our extensive PCI experience, enables us to quickly help organizations using this platform meet or exceed their PCI compliance mandates”
Businesses are currently migrating to the cloud at record rates to take advantage of the reliability, scalability and cost savings provided by this services model. In this marketplace, the Windows Azure platform provides a compelling value proposition for organizations seeking security-enhanced and reputable services for the migration of enterprise applications and infrastructure, as well as a stable platform on which to build new services. However, while the Windows Azure platform from Microsoft is itself PCI DSS compliant, companies that want to build and maintain PCI DSS-compliant infrastructures within Windows Azure are themselves responsible for configuring their technical controls. And for companies subject to a range of compliance mandates, such as those around the storing, processing or transmission of payment card data, the requirements can be daunting.
“Our work at Neohapsis certifying the compliance of the Windows Azure platform and services, along with our extensive PCI experience, enables us to quickly help organizations using this platform meet or exceed their PCI compliance mandates,” said James Mobley, president & CEO, Neohapsis. “Our goal has always been to enable enterprises to take advantage of the opportunities presented by cloud and mobile technologies, while effectively managing regulatory and security risks. Our new arrangement with Microsoft and its globally recognized cloud platform Windows Azure enables us to address these complex challenges at every installed base more effectively than ever before.”
Neohapsis recently worked with Microsoft to achieve Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance for Windows Azure. The resultant PCI Compliance Report now paves the way for existing and new cloud adopters to more quickly and easily achieve and ensure PCI compliance while taking advantage of the breadth of cloud services in Windows Azure.
Vibhor Kapoor, director, Windows Azure Product Marketing, Microsoft, applauds the value the new relationship will bring to Windows Azure customers and says: “In line with Microsoft’s long-standing commitment to security and compliance, we welcome the extensive experience and expertise that Neohapsis brings from working with Windows Azure, as well as global enterprises, ISVs, and startups on their PCI DSS compliance programs. With its knowledge of cloud services, Neohapsis is positioned to help customers design and document their environments in a manner that is compliant and understood by their PCI DSS assessor.”
About Neohapsis (www.neohapsis.com)
Neohapsis, a trusted provider of security and risk management services, works with global commercial enterprises and public entities to address constantly evolving information security and compliance challenges. By leveraging the company's advanced security and compliance expertise, research and tools, Neohapsis is helping organizations achieve compliance with PCI DSS and other regulations while leveraging the vast benefits of cloud services and infrastructures.
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