Database platform provider MongoDB
has achieved certification for a major industry security standard. The company has headquarters in New York, United States and was founded in 2007. Its solutions include the ‘MongoDB Atlas’ global cloud database and a “next-generation database” which is open source and helps businesses to benefit from “the power of data”. To date, the MongoDB solution has been downloaded 65 million times. MongoDB has been recommended for ISO/IEC 27001:2013 accreditation.
ISO/IEC 27001 is a globally recognised international standard that applies to companies and technologies that hold customer data. Certification demonstrates competency in the area of data protection. ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is the current version of the standard and an organization’s ability to adhere to its rigorous standards is measured through intensive third-party audits. Achieving the standard underscores the company’s commitment to providing its customers “industry-best security capabilities”.
"ISO 27001 certification is one of the strongest signals of a mature information security management system," explained MongoDB’s Vice President of Technical Operations, Joel Anderson. "Protecting our customer's data is a top priority for us, and this achievement further validates why some of the largest companies in the most regulated and sensitive industries work with MongoDB."
News of the accreditation comes against a backdrop of MongoDB receiving ‘Security Technical Implementation Guide’ (STIG) approval from the United States’ Department of Defense (DoD). STIG configuration standards apply to Information Assurance (IA)-enabled devices and systems. The approval was received from DoD’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Agencies within the United States are now permitted to utilize MongoDB “within certain DoD networks”. Do you know of any other companies achieving security benchmarks? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.