March 27, 2015

IPC Fortifies Information Security with updated ISO Certification


Pioneering local cloud services company and data center operator IPC (IP Converge Data Services, Inc.) recently qualified for the new international standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), ISO 27001:2013. This certification is the first revision of the ISO 27001:2005 standard, which IPC recently held. IPC further maintains an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems (QMS) certification. Both certifications were issued by TÜV Rheinland Philippines, Inc.

According to IPC President Rene Huergas, “Our QMS and ISMS ISO certifications assure our clients with high standards across all areas of our business – from our staff to our facilities. Being at par with existing international standards is part of IPC’s commitment to provide secure and trustworthy cloud and data management services to local enterprises.”

IPC is one of only a few companies in the Philippines to be certified for both ISO 27001:2013 ISMS and ISO 9001:2008 QMS.

ISO 27001:2013 (ISMS) is the international standard for examining a company’s information security risks; designing and implementing a comprehensive suite of information security controls; and adopting an overall management process to meet the organization's information security needs. It is the first and most recent revision to the ISO 27001:2005 standards. An ISMS certified company ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information to stakeholders.

“Our upgraded certification for ISO 27001 strengthens our position as a leading Cloud Services Provider in the Philippines. It assures our business partners of the integrity of our facilities, people and processes,” said Huergas.

ISO 9001:2008 (QMS) is one of the most widely sought-after certifications, being the global standard by which the quality of an organization’s internal processes is measured. It gives the seal of good housekeeping, attesting to IPC’s commitment to deliver value-driven solutions and services, and ensuring this value through continuous improvement and innovation, and by emphasizing quality in daily operations.

IPC offers a full suite of cloud services through the portal which is powered by a robust cloud platform hosted in its own Internet data center. IPC Data Centers are state-of-the-art, telco-grade facilities built to support various enterprise IT and telecommunications requirements 24x7.

IPC has been at the forefront of the enterprise cloud computing space in the Philippines even before the term “cloud computing” was coined. IPC is the country's only Gold Cloud Alliance Partner, and is also a Google Partner providing user licenses, consulting, and deployment services. IPC is a cloud computing advocate and encourages local organizations to ThinkOutCloud.

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