Infrastructure-a-a-Service provider phoenixNAP, a company delivering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, and colocation technology solutions globally, has successfully completed the Arizona Security, Privacy, Risk & Authorization Management Program (AZRamp).
The AZRamp program is run by the State of Arizona Department of Homeland Security. The attestation allows phoenixNAP to access, transmit, process, and/or store confidential information from the State of Arizona.
AZRamp mandates cloud suppliers to give evidence demonstrating that they satisfy needed measures to secure public and sensitive data, based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework. This provides a standardized method for assessing cloud suppliers and guaranteeing dependable cloud deployments in enterprises with stringent security and compliance requirements. The initiative focuses on cloud service providers (CSPs) headquartered in Arizona, examining their security capabilities before allowing them to handle sensitive data.
Flagship Data Center in Phoenix
As one of the biggest data centers in the state and the network hub for Phoenix, phoenixNAP’s data center has successfully completed the AZRamp Moderate Impact evaluation for the following products/services:
- Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions
- Data Center Colocation Services
- Data Security Cloud (DSC)
The AZRamp program examines the products’ overall security features as well as internal policies and processes for dealing with sensitive data. Having the necessary data protection standards in place, phoenixNAP has been authorized to handle confidential data.
“AZRamp is one of the most systematic and most rigorous cloud security programs for cloud service providers, and we are honored to have completed it successfully,” said Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP. “Data security continues to be a challenge for business organizations, requiring them to keep upgrading their data protection systems. That is why we have always been focused on advancing our security capabilities and expanding our portfolio to offer diverse and proven technologies to our clients. Today, with the AZRamp authorization, we are able to provide confidential services to organizations operating in regulated sectors and deliver additional value to businesses looking for enhanced security.”
phoenixNAP’s flagship data center in Phoenix provides access to more than 40 network carriers in two Meet-Me-Rooms (MMRs). It is an AWS Direct Connect and Google Cloud Interconnect edge location, enabling private connectivity into their public cloud services.
Key facts about phoenixNAP’s flagship data center in Phoenix include:
- Data center owned and operated by phoenixNAP
- Security-first data center design with 200,000 square feet of floor space
- SOC type 2 audited, PCI-compliant, and HIPAA-ready facility
- Built in an area free from natural disasters
- DDoS-protected global network available
- Carrier-neutral facility with two MMRs housing over 40 carriers
- An AWS Direct Connect and Google Cloud Interconnect location
- Full Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting product portfolio available