Singapore-based cloud and managed hosting provider ReadySpace today (29 April 2015) announced that it has achieved the Multi-Tier Cloud Security for Singapore (MTCS SS) level-1 certification for Odin Automation for Cloud Infrastructure solution.
Odin Automation for Cloud Infrastructure - formerly known as Parallels Automation for Cloud Infrastructure - is a one-stop solution that simplifies the process of delivering cloud services to small and medium businesses (SMBs). It offers encryption, access controls and passwords and a comprehensive disaster recovery process - all of which are required by MTCS SS.
ReadySpace received the certification in February this year after going through a six-month evaluation process conducted by DNV-GL Business Assurance Singapore Pte Ltd, a participating Certification Body for the MTCS SS standard.
Initiated by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and developed by the working group under the Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC), the MTCS SS is a global cloud security standard that covers multiple tiers. This new standard enables certified cloud service providers to provide customers with greater clarity on the levels of security that they can offer.
Besides enabling ReadySpace to offer cloud services to SMBs, the certification allows the company to participate in future government cloud service bulk tenders, where certification is a requirement.
The certification also provides independent software vendors (ISVs) "the assurance and peace of mind" of the level of quality and security the solution could deliver, said David Loke, ReadySpace CEO and co-founder. He added, "As cloud computing continues its rapid growth, we're seeing increasingly more sophisticated cloud cybercrimes that have severely affected businesses. This underscores the importance of having a cloud security certification standard to ensure a high level of accountability and transparency."
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