(The Hosting News) – UK cloud, dedicated server and colocation hosting specialist CWCS Managed Hosting has been awarded certification to ISO 27001:2005, the global Information Security Management System standard. The company, which specialises in business and enterprise-grade dedicated server and cloud hosting with high-levels of technical support and customer service, were assessed by Certification International and accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Effective security is one of the highest concerns among organisations looking at managed hosting, particularly businesses considering public or private cloud computing infrastructure. ISO 27001 is a highly respected standard recognised throughout the world. By achieving certification, CWCS has demonstrated that it has adopted a comprehensive management process and that it ensures thorough information security controls are in place.
Karl Mendez, Managing Director at CWCS Managed Hosting commented, “Security has always been a top priority at CWCS. As well as taking wide-ranging technical measures to keep our servers, data centres and software safe from cyber-attacks, we also have extensive physical security controls. These follow strict, regularly audited and reviewed procedures and include everything from information storage processes and HR practices to internal and external CCTV monitoring, access restrictions and management.”
The scope of CWCS Managed Hosting’s ISO 27001 certification covers the hosting and support activities associated with the development, delivery and management of business and enterprise-grade hosting services. This means it encompasses all CWCS’s business activities, and not just individual departments or specific areas.
As well as systematically examining the information security risks within their organisation and taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities and possible effects, CWCS also has on-going processes to ensure the controls are adequate, maintained and effective. In this way, CWCS customers have reassurance that the data, websites, business applications and other information held on the company’s cloud computing infrastructure, shared servers or dedicated servers is as secure as possible.
Mendez continued, “Our commitment to security runs right through the business. Over the years we’ve engendered a real security culture within our company. ISO 27001 confirms this commitment and provides existing, new and potential CWCS Managed Hosting customers with proven assurance that we operate to the very highest security standards.”
CWCS Managed Hosting is following a strategic growth plan and has developed its own state-of-the-art cloud system. It is focussing strongly on continuing to develop its private and public cloud servers, as well as its dedicated servers and colocation facilities. As a result, they have seen a number of larger and well-known brands take up their services.
Mendez explained, “We’ve had a number of enterprise-level customers for several years, but many larger organisations, quite rightly, insist on ISO 27001 certification. We can now show any potential customer our certificate which proves our security is as water-tight as possible. This gives them the green light to work with us”.
CWCS Managed Hosting offers high levels of customer service, technical expertise and 24/7/365 professional support. With the rise of cloud computing and increase in businesses outsourcing their IT requirements, CWCS’s emphasis on providing the best UK hosting services, high quality infrastructure and hosting from its own UK data centres has enabled the company to steadily increase its customer base. It also operates a sister company, Supreme Servers, which provides hosting services in the US and Canada.
ISO 27001 certification clearly demonstrates that CWCS Managed Hosting protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all the information within its organisation.
Mendez concluded, “Quite simply, our customers know their data, information, applications and infrastructure are secure and in safe hands with CWCS Managed Hosting. Our ISO 27001 certification proves it.”
About CWCS Managed Hosting
Established in 1999, CWCS Managed Hosting is one of the UK’s leading cloud computing, colocation and dedicated server hosting specialists. It owns and operates two highly secure data centres based just outside of Nottingham, UK, and has technical support staff on-site 24/7/365. The company aims to provide some of the best customer service in the industry and offers flexibility, technical excellence and hosting solutions tailored to the needs of its customers.
With thousands of customers worldwide, CWCS Managed Hosting’s clients include Pearl & Dean, The University of York and INIT Innovation for Transport.
As well as two UK data centres, CWCS Managed Hosting also has data centre facilities in the US and Canada delivered through its sister brand, Supreme Servers.