Hosting Solutions Provider ByteGrid Earns Both HITRUST Designation and EHNAC Accreditation

ByteGrid, a company dedicated to providing secured, compliant hosting solutions, has achieved the SOC 2 + HITRUST designation, making it one of the first data center providers in the U.S. to earn both the HITRUST designation and EHNAC accreditation.

ByteGrid had to show that its security controls were aligned with the HITRUST security framework. One of the most important elements of the HITRUST framework is the formal information security management program (ISMP). The ISMP defines how ByteGrid meets the HITRUST goals and objectives. This would give HIPAA regulated companies assurance that ByteGrid protects Personal Health Information (PHI) consistent with the widely recognized security standards of HITRUST, based on a successful audit by an accredited third party auditor.

BYTEGRID’s data center facility in the Chicago region, CHI1

As ByteGrid has a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) and has already achieved EHNAC accreditation and ISO 27001 certification, this HITRUST designation would be further confirmation of the company’s dedication to providing the very best compliant data center solutions.

“We are extremely proud to have passed the rigorous process of earning the SOC 2 + HITRUST designation, and we are thrilled to be leading our industry in this important new era of high quality safety and security in regards to data center and cloud services,” said Michael Duckett, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ByteGrid. “Very few data center providers can demonstrate HIPAA-compliant hosting at the same level as ByteGrid, achieving the SOC 2 + HITRUST designation is just further proof that our solutions and services stand up to the toughest standards that a data center can be assessed against.”

ByteGrid provides highly compliant data solutions as a standard offering. Whether a company is subject to FDA or HIPAA-HITECH regulations, ByteGrid’s qualified data centers would deliver reliable and cost effective solutions that would be ideal for the Life Sciences, Health IT, Financial, and Government industries.

In October 2016, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and HITRUST announced that the two organizations had streamlined their certification programs, with EHNAC replacing its HIPAA-related privacy and security criteria with the HITRUST CSF provisions and controls. ByteGrid has been accredited by EHNAC since 2014.

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