Teradata, a provider of big data analytic solutions and marketing applications, has announced that independent auditing organization, Coalfire, has certified the Teradata Cloud Information Security Management System (ISMS) as conforming to the ISO/IEC 27001 standard. Additionally, Coalfire performed an AICPA Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) Type 2 examination for Teradata Cloud.
Teradata provides data warehousing, analytics, and Hadoop capabilities in a cloud environment on a subscription basis to meet the demands of enterprise users who require flexibility, scalability, and data security. A highly integrated, hosted, and managed service that bundles platform, software, security, and support, Teradata Cloud would offer the flexibility to evolve and grow at the customer’s convenience.
The official certifications concerning security and compliance would cater to the needs of cloud users who expect a high level of security and compliance from their service providers, especially companies within highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare.
Teradata designed its cloud environment from the ground up to meet the most advanced data security requirements. “We believe these audits for the Teradata Cloud environment will offer assurance to our customers that are mandated to achieve stringent compliance regulations,” said Ashutosh Tiwary, vice president and general manager of cloud, Teradata. “These ISO 27001 and SOC 2 validations will not only reduce risk and improve our internal control, but should also lead to faster deployments as customers can reduce their own audit and testing efforts for infrastructure security and compliance.”
The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification is recognized as the most comprehensive international standard available in information security management, indicative of the emphasis Teradata has placed on security, operational processes, and controls in place to meet growing security threats.
The SOC 2 Type 2 report evaluates the criteria set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Trust Services Principles. These principles define leading practice controls relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
“Teradata’s commitment to mission-critical security best practices is evidenced by Coalfire ISO Certification of Teradata Cloud’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) in conformance with the ISO/IEC 27001 International Standard for Information Security, as well as SOC 2 certification of the Teradata Cloud,” said Bao Le, PE, CISM, vice president, Coalfire. “The audit processes for these internationally respected standards are highly structured and follow a number of stages through which certiﬁcation is validated on objective criteria.”