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Evolve IP® Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

Becomes First Cloud Solutions Provider to Offer a HITRUST CSF Certified Environment for Both Communications and Computing Services

WAYNE, Pa.—January 3, 2018—Evolve IP, The Cloud Strategy Company®, today announced that it has achieved Common Security Framework (CSF) Certified status from the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance. The HITRUST CSF Certified status ensures that the company’s cloud computing and cloud communications services adhere to the strictest security standards for electronic protected health information (PHI), credit card / financial information and more. As a provider of solutions and infrastructure certified to the HITRUST Common Security Framework, Evolve IP is able to help clients streamline the process of attaining their own HITRUST certification in order to fulfill the service provider mandate issued by the five major healthcare payers.

HITRUST certification is a designation earned through adherence to a series of risk-based security and operational controls that are 3rd-party audited and validated. It incorporates all of the requirements of HIPAA/HITECH for healthcare-specific security, privacy and regulatory concerns, as well as the requirements from 20 other regulatory bodies or compliance standards including PCI/DSS, ISO 27001, Sarbanes Oxley, and NIST. HITRUST provides a single, harmonized, and rigorous control framework that provides assurance to all organizations, irrespective of industry, that Evolve IP maintains, transmits, and manages data in a continuously improving security environment.

Evolve IP subjected all of its cloud services to a rigorous 3rd party audit and its certification serves as evidence to HIPAA-covered entities and business associates that Evolve IP meets, and in many cases exceeds, the requirements of HIPAA for the security and privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI). With the certification of the Evolve IP OneCloud®, the company became the first solutions provider to offer healthcare organizations and their related business partners with a unified, HITRUST CSF environment for both cloud communications and cloud computing services.

“This is important for every single business evaluating cloud solutions whether it’s a healthcare customer or a firm in manufacturing, retail or any type of organization,” noted international cyber security expert and author Thomas Norman of Ingram Micro. “It is relevant because the HITRUST process is the pinnacle today of IT security. Customers can rest assured that the data that they entrust to Evolve IP is being protected to the highest possible standards.”

“This is another significant milestone in the continuing development of the Evolve IP Compliance Cloud and I am incredibly proud of the team for their hard work around this accomplishment,” said Joseph Pedano, Executive Vice President of Cloud Engineering of Evolve IP. “We view compliance as a practice, not a part-time pursuit, and while we have historically entered into business associate agreements and enabled HIPAA compliance to support clients’ contractual requirements, we felt that it was important to do more. With HITRUST certification, we are making a clear statement to all of our clients and prospects – both inside and outside of healthcare – that data security and compliance is our number one concern.”

Founded in 2007, HITRUST Alliance is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to champion programs that safeguard sensitive information and manage information risk for organizations across all industries and throughout the third-party supply chain. In collaboration with privacy, information security and risk management leaders from both the public and private sectors, HITRUST develops, maintains and provides broad access to its widely adopted common risk and compliance management and de-identification frameworks; related assessment and assurance methodologies; and initiatives advancing cyber sharing, analysis, and resilience.

For more information about Evolve IP’s HITRUST offering please click here.

One of the world’s fastest growing cloud strategy companies, today Evolve IP provides best-of-breed cloud solutions to more than 1,500 enterprises and to more than 350,000 users in virtually every industry including: healthcare, finance, veterinary, legal, insurance, construction, education, technology, travel, and retail. Many of the world’s most recognizable brands rely on the company’s Evolve IP OneCloud® strategy to migrate multiple integrated cloud computing and cloud communications services onto a single, unified platform including: identity managementdisaster recoverycontact centersIP phone systems / unified communicationsvirtual desktopsIaaS, and more.

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