oct. 26 2016

Ipswitch completes HIPAA and PCI data security compliance exams Administered by data security compliance leader 360 Advanced

HIPAA and PCI data security compliance exams completed

Lexington, Mass., October 26, 2016Ipswitch, the leader in easy to try, buy and use IT and network management software, with offices in the U.S., Ireland, Netherlands and Japan, has earned compliance with the demanding data security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI).

The rigorous third-party examinations were administered by the professional IT assurance and compliance staff at 360 Advanced, a respected national Qualified Security Assessor, HITRUST CSF Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in Tampa Bay, FL.

“We offer more secure solutions than the competition, but we wanted to prove it. We determined which compliance regimes mattered most to our core customers, and we went after them,” said Kevan Bard, Director of Cloud Operations at Ipswitch, who has been a managed cloud professional since 2000. “With the strong support of our executive management team, we determined we would complete PCI followed by HIPAA, and we have achieved those designations as planned. We are very mission-driven.”

Bard commented that many software vendors advertise that “our product can help you,” or “support you” as their clients pursue compliance and IT security. “But, when you are a SaaS provider, it better not just help you, it had better deliver. This is the right thing to do. That is our culture at Ipswitch.”

Bard said the designations are considered as highly valuable tools on two levels: “We have real experts in this space and are able to market more effectively because we understand the evolving compliance needs. And, if a customer experiences an external audit, our adherence to these compliance standards can make that customer audit experience less painful and maybe a couple of days shorter. That is real business value. And, it has absolutely been a business development enabler,” he explained.


About Ipswitch

Today’s hard-working IT teams are relied upon to manage increasing complexity and deliver near-zero downtime. Ipswitch IT and network management software helps them succeed by enabling secure control of business transactions, applications and infrastructure. Ipswitch software is powerful, flexible and easy to try, buy and use. The company’s software helps teams shine by delivering 24/7 performance and security across cloud, virtual and network environments. Ipswitch Unified Infrastructure and Applications Monitoring software provides end-to-end insight, is extremely flexible and simple to deploy. The company’s Information Security and Managed File Transfer solutions enable secure, automated and compliant business transactions and file transfers for millions of users. Ipswitch powers more than 150,000 networks spanning 168 countries, and is based in Lexington, Mass., with offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. For more information, please visit https://www.ipswitch.com/, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About 360 Advanced

Known for its responsiveness, experience and professionalism, 360 Advanced has clients in more than 35 states that are major service providers in various industries, including cloud and SaaS based organizations.  360 Advanced is one of only a few specialized firms in the U.S. that assist service providers as their independent IT assurance and compliance assessor in maintaining and communicating security and compliance to their clients.
360 Advanced’s services are provided, but not limited to, the following industries: Title  Services, Hosted and Managed IT, Data Center and Colocation, Software as a Service (SaaS), Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, HR | Payroll | PEO, Legal and Collections, Bulk Mail Printing and Distribution, Background Screening, Business Process Outsourcing and Marketing.
Services provided by 360 Advanced include HITRUST CSF, SOC 1 (SSAE 16), SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, HIPAA Security/HITECH, Microsoft Vendor Policy and other security and compliance services.