On June 4, RapidScale’s monthly webinar series discussed the important issue of compliance in the cloud and our CloudCompliance solution. Catch up with the conversation below:
“Compliance” is a word that businesses in all industries should be familiar with, and that’s because it’s important. There are laws and regulations in place throughout the business world and RapidScale recognizes the need for compliance with these various rules. We have established our data encryption, protocols and procedures to follow the top compliances and ensure that our customers’ data is secure and confidential. Additionally, RapidScale has an innovative compliance and auditing solution, CloudCompliance, which provides clients with an easy and affordable way to prove they meet the standards and regulations of their industry.
If you’re storing confidential information but don’t have compliance expertise, you run the risks of device theft, unauthorized access to confidential data, loss of files and hacking or IT incidents. 94% of businesses reported they saw an improvement in security after switching to the cloud – that’s a big number! More and more organizations are moving to the cloud to ensure that their data is protected and encrypted.
RapidScale is a leader in this transition because we have best-of-breed infrastructure, security, firewalls and more to eliminate the risk of information hacking. We give administrators access to remotely wipe any device that is lost or stolen and implement full credential-limited access to all data in the cloud. The virtual environment will log off within a set amount of time of inactivity, and in the event of device loss, users won’t lose their critical data. It’s stored in the cloud where it’s safe and accessible from a replacement device – as if nothing ever happened! We are also SSAE compliant, with three Tier 3 Class 1 data centers across the US in Irvine, CA, Sterling, VA and Dallas, TX. All three are SSAE 16 compliant and are certified annually. Our data centers include biometric systems, key card protocols, digital surveillance and recording, on-premises personnel, and even bullet-proof glass! We keep security extremely tight because we know how important it is.
RapidScale’s CloudCompliance solution allows clients to set up activities consisting of workflow-enabled tasks and tracks their completion with audit trails, which in turn cannot be tampered with, destroyed or altered in any way. It is simply a tool – when users move to CloudCompliance, they still have to build their policies and procedures into it – but if organizations are not meeting compliance requirements, CloudCompliance helps them get there. CloudCompliance answers the following questions: What is my cloud provider doing in my cloud? Can my cloud provider make any changes to my cloud? How do I know? This solution leaves a trail of RapidScale’s exact activity cloud, documenting and recording in CloudCompliance and creating a report that is readily available for the customer. The tool can integrate web forms and activities into the set-up of tasks and send reminders when tasks are due. CloudCompliance gives users an ideal environment to track, manage and prove their compliance. 91% of businesses said their cloud providers are making it easier for them to meet government requirements such as the ones above – we are here to make that percentage even larger and help businesses meet compliance.