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Data Center Protection for Highly Regulated Organizations

FISMA High – ISO 27001 – ISO 50001 – HIPAA – PCI-DSS Level 1 – SOC 2 Type II – SOC 3

Does your organization face strict regulatory requirements that include data center compliance? Concerned that your third-party data center provider could contribute to a failed audit or breach?

Iron Mountain is serious about data center compliance. We work with some of the most highly regulated organizations in the world, including the Fortune 1000, Federal agencies, healthcare, financial, and leading law firms.

Regulated companies face the persistent risk of significant financial and legal ramifications should they violate data center compliance mandates. Our customers colocate with confidence knowing Iron Mountain’s comprehensive compliance support mitigates this risk for both domestic and multinational corporations. The Iron Mountain team helps to ensure data privacy and security, making your audit and information gathering process efficient and effective.
Iron Mountain owns and operates ISO 27001 compliant data centers. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), ISO 27001 is a requirement for multi-national corporations (MNC) that manage, create, store and transmit sensitive information. Choose a third-party data center with confidence knowing Iron Mountain's innovative security features and ISO-trained personnel reduce your company’s risk. Learn more on the ISO website.
Iron Mountain data center compliance includes FISMA High auditing with NIST 800-53 security controls for Federal Government agencies. The Federal Information Security Management Act or “FISMA” is a US law enacted as part of the E-Government Act of 2002. FISMA offers specific regulations that govern information security for Federal agencies and mandates an annual report on overall security effectiveness. Colocate with confidence knowing Iron Mountain's innovative security features and FISMA-trained personnel reduce your company’s risk. Learn more on the FISMA (NIST 800-53) website.
Iron Mountain facilities meet the PCI DSS 3.1 data center compliance requirements. The Payment Card Industry Security Standard or “PCI-DSS” is an information security mandate that regulates organizations engaging in major brand credit card transactions. PCI-DSS 3.1 is designed to maximize the security/privacy of sensitive information such as credit card numbers. Choose a third-party data center with confidence knowing Iron Mountain's innovative security features and PCI-trained personnel reduce your company’s risk. Learn more on the PCI-DSS website.
For organizations managing Electronic Protected Health Information (“ePHI”) Iron Mountain’s data center compliance supports your HIPAA requirements. Iron Mountain currently serves and has existing Business Associates Agreements (“BAA”) with many of our customers including Fortune 1000 and highly regulated healthcare organizations. Our facilities are trusted to house Electronics Medial Records (“EMR”) via direct support of healthcare providers and their partners. For organizations involved in the hosting, storage and transmission of ePHI, Iron Mountain facilities are designed to maximize the security/privacy of sensitive personal medical records and healthcare-related information. Colocate with confidence knowing Iron Mountain's innovative security features and HIPAA-trained personnel reduce your company’s risk. Learn more on the HIPAA website.
Every Iron Mountain data center is audited for SOC 2 Type II compliance. SOC 2, according to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or “AICPA”, is a report on controls at a services organization relevant to security, availability, processing, integrity, confidentiality and privacy.” SOC 2 compliance has replaced SSAE-16 and SAS-70 validation for most service providers and validates an organization’s claims on how people, products and processes function within the organization. The intensive audit process and available audit report give prospective colocation customers the confidence needed to choose a third-party data center without having to engage in time-consuming process deep dives on their own. Iron Mountain is also audited for SOC 3, which AICPA describes as reports designed to meet the needs of users who need assurance about the controls at a service organization relevant to security, availability, processing integrity confidentiality, or privacy, but do not have the need for or the knowledge necessary to make effective use of a SOC 2® Report. Because they are general use reports, SOC 3® reports can be freely distributed. Learn more on the AICPA’s SOC 2 web page.

As stated on the ISO website, "using energy efficiently helps organizations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system (EnMS). ISO 50001 is based on the management system model of continual improvement also used for other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 14001. This makes it easier for organizations to integrate energy management into their overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management. 

ISO 50001:2011 provides a framework of requirements for organizations to:

  • Develop a policy for more efficient use of energy
  • Fix targets and objectives to meet the policy
  • Use data to better understand and make decisions about energy use
  • Measure the results
  • Review how well the policy works, and
  • Continually improve energy management.

Learn more on the ISO website.

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