Security

In addition to managing complex infrastructure across an array of networks, users and systems, today’s IT professionals are challenged with an increasing array of security threats. Recognizing that IT professionals need the peace of mind that only a secure infrastructure can provide, Virtacore has developed a four-tier security standard – which includes physical, logical, operational and compliance policies – that meets the most stringent cloud security demands of our clients.

Physical & Environmental

Physical security involves the protection of the data center and equipment from unauthorized hands-on access. Virtacore data centers utilize an array of security equipment, techniques, and procedures to control, monitor, and record access to the facility:

  • Monitored and recorded using CCTV
  • Multiple two-factor electronic and biometric authentication
  • Staffed 24x7x365 by security officers
  • Visitors & Equipment are screened upon entry

Environmental security consists of implementing controls to protect against environmental threats such as fire and heat, water, power loss, and natural disasters. Virtacore data centers are designed to mitigate and eliminate disruption as a result of natural disasters through various means:

  • Power – Primary & Backup Systems including UPS and Generators (minimum N+1 Redundancy)
  • Cooling – Robust HVAC system provides stable airflow, temperature and humidity (minimum N+1 redundancy)
  • Flood Control – Structure is built above sea level with flood monitoring and control systems
  • Fire Detection and Suppression – Multi-zoned, pre-action fire suppression system
  • Earthquake – Seismic Design Category A

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Operational

Operational security involves business processes and procedures that follow security best practices to limit access to systems and confidential information. Virtacore implements and adheres to a wide-range of processes and procedures:

  • Employee Verification, Training & Evaluation
  • Identity & Access Management, Logging & Tracking
  • Change Management Controls

Logical Systems

Systems security involves providing and maintaining a robust, controlled, and isolated platform where access to customer data is appropriately restricted and segregated. Virtacore maintains customer isolation through many levels of control:

  • Hardening, Patching & Updating of Hypervisor & Management Systems
  • Control, Segregation & Encryption of Data
  • Reserved Resources & Dedicated Appliances

Compliance

Compliance involves internal evaluation and third party verification to validate that processes and procedures are implemented, communicated, and followed throughout the organization.  Not all providers are the same and most can not measure up to the high compliance standards we have set. Virtacore possesses the following Certifications:

  • SSAE 16 Type II – SOC 1 & SOC 2
  • PCI DSS
  • HIPAA ready

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