Dutch cloud hosting provider Tilaa
acquired ISO certification and PCI-DSS accreditation on 1 October, 2014. The company, which specializes in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certification alongside PCI DSS accreditation.
Established in 2008, Tilaa owns and operates a network that utilizes "purely Dutch data centers". This avoids issues related to the American Patriot Act and possible scrutiny from American security agencies. The company has underpinned its offerings with a range of industry standards.
ISO certification offers internationally recognized quality management standards that require third-party qualify audits. ISO 9001 considers the requirements companies need to meet to achieve ISO certification, while ISO 27001 is an Information Security Management standard that applies to companies that retain customers' sensitive data. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is related to information security for companies that manage credit card information. The accreditation means Tilaa provides "one of the very few platforms suited for storage and processing of credit card data".
"We are proud that we have successfully gone through the certification process in three areas at the same time," explained Tilaa's CEO, Gerben van de Ven. "The certifications confirm that we are highly committed to quality and security. During the certification process it turned out we had even higher internal technical standards than required for certification. The processes we had were mostly in order, but now they are also formally specified. The certifications force us to remain critical about the way we work through yearly recurring audits”.Do you know of any other companies achieving industry certification? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.