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Microsoft’s Azure and Office 365 achieve cloud security standard for Singapore

Zafirah Salim | Oct. 30, 2014
The Multi-Tier Cloud Security Standard for Singapore is aimed at providing businesses with greater clarity on the levels of security offered by different cloud service providers.

Microsoft announced today that it has achieved the Multi-Tier Cloud Security Standard for Singapore (MTCS SS) Level-1 certification for Microsoft Azure and Office 365.

This Level 1 certification was granted to Microsoft to operate an Information Security Management System for Microsoft Azure and Office 365 cloud services including development, operations and support for the compute, storage, virtual network and virtual machines services.

MTCS SS is Singapore's cloud security standard, developed under the Information Technology Standards Committee, to provide businesses with greater clarity on the levels of security offered by different cloud service providers.

In its media statement, the software company also claimed that Microsoft is the first and only global cloud service provider to obtain certification across its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud offerings.

"With our participation in MTCS SS, we hope to bring the confidence entrusted to the Microsoft Cloud to the local ecosystem so as to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing here in Singapore across industries," said Jessica Tan, Managing Director for Microsoft Singapore. 

"The more trust that we can build in the cloud, the more we can draw on its benefits to transform business models, deliver amazing digital experiences and services and ultimately put innovation at the very centre of everything government, community and businesses do," she added.

 

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