Amsterdam, The Netherlands – (The Hosting News) – July 11, 2008 – International business hosting services firm, LeaseWeb, has been granted ISO certification for information security, through an IT Audit.
Dr. Ronald Paans of Noordbeek IT, who conducted the certification process remarked, ”ISO 27001 is a rigorous standard that is consistent with what De Nederlandsche Bank expects from banks and insurances companies. We have done far more within this certification process than just examining and assessing the information security. We also examined and approved the management of different processes within the organization in accordance with the ISO 27001 standard.”
Dr. Paans added, ”Among other things, we reviewed LeaseWeb’s general management, and more specifically the operational management of the hosting network. We also assessed the stock management and the invoicing procedures. According to the ISO standard LeaseWeb has organized these processes properly.”
Risk management within LeaseWeb was a security aspect that Noordbeek IT Audit included in its assessment.
Mr. Paans noted, ”Sufficient checks must be built in to ensure good risk management, so that you know where you stand at any time. And as an organization you need to be aware of all potential security aspects that can constitute risks, and organize your processes accordingly.”
The ISO 27001 certification offers security for LeaseWeb’s larger corporate customers, and also for e-commerce sites. Con Zwinkels, Managing Director at LeaseWeb added, ”Corporate website hosting requires a structured and secure approach from a hosting provider, through fixed procedures.”
ISO 27001 is a continuous process, and LeaseWeb will be audited according to ISO standards annually. Mr. Zwinkels added, ”Continuity is extremely important in the assessment according to this ISO standard. It guarantees our customers professional hosting, and gives them the security that their hosting is and will continue to be professionally organized.”
LeaseWeb is an international supplier of hosting products and services that specializes in both Microsoft and Linux, and focuses primarily on the professional market. The company is among the top 20 hosting providers in the world and provides services such as web hosting, dedicated hosting, colocated hosting, VPS and streaming, as well as technical support. LeaseWeb owns a Cisco-powered network offering a bandwidth of over 210 Gbps, which extends across five data centers in the Amsterdam region via the major telecom carriers. LeaseWeb is also present on Internet exchanges in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, New York, Vienna , Stockholm, Warsaw, Zurich, Prague and Madrid. Founded in 1997, hosting provider LeaseWeb now manages 11,000 servers. Its customers include Starbucks, Hyves, Telegraaf Media Groep, Koninklijke Joh. Ensched, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AVRO, Direct Wonen, and University.
To learn more, please visit: www.leaseweb.com.