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Peak 10 + ViaWest Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security and Compliance

HITRUST Certification validates the company’s commitment to meeting key healthcare regulations and protecting sensitive private healthcare information.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2017) – Peak 10 + ViaWest, a hybrid IT infrastructure provider, today announced that its Managed Compliance Cloud environments* have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST.

HITRUST Complete Security Framework (CSF) Certified status indicates that Peak 10 + ViaWest’s Managed Compliance Cloud environments have met industry-defined requirements for securing the infrastructure that customers require to safeguard their protected healthcare information. It propels the company to an elite group of organizations worldwide that have a HITRUST CSF Certification for environments that support colocation and cloud. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

Through AppliedTrust, its professional services division, Peak 10 + ViaWest also has the further distinction of being a CSF accessor and is authorized to help healthcare organizations achieve their own HITRUST CSF certification. Annalea Ilg, vice president and chief information security officer at Peak 10 + ViaWest, states, “All organizations should consider a security assessment as a first step to ensure they have the right security protections in place.”

Investment in this rigorous program demonstrates Peak 10 + ViaWest’s commitment to providing secure and compliant-ready hybrid IT solutions that will meet the needs of healthcare organizations today and in the future. For healthcare customers seeking compliant-ready environments, Peak 10 + ViaWest can manage policies, procedures and operational controls including referencing, assessing and auditing according to HITRUST CSF specifications and procedures.

“Completing the HITRUST certification for our Managed Compliance Cloud environments validates our dedication to customers’ operational success and will continue to embrace the latest security requirements to help them protect sensitive patient data no matter what IT environment they choose,” added Ilg.

A leader in healthcare IT, Peak 10 + ViaWest was among the first in the industry to undergo the assessment for HIPAA compliance for both cloud computing and colocation. More than 400 healthcare organizations across the country rely on Peak 10 + ViaWest’s compliant cloud and colocation solutions to support their business and safeguard patients’ PHI. These customers include H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Catholic Health Initiatives, Catholic Health Services, Children’s Hospital Denver and Rady Children’s Hospital.

*HITRUST CSF Certification applies only to ViaWest -Managed Compliance Cloud environment at the following locations: Corporate Headquarters: Denver, CO, USA. Data Centers: Denver, CO; Richardson, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Calgary, CA. Client Center Cloud hosting environment at: Corporate Headquarters: Denver, CO, USA. Data Centers: Denver, CO; Brookwood, OR; Allentown, PA; Seattle, WA; Ashburn, VA; Amsterdam, NL. ViaWest has also been HITRUST CSF Certified for Biostar, Genetec Badge & Video System, Lenel, and Velocite Badge & Video.

About Peak 10 + ViaWest
Peak 10 + ViaWest is a powerful combination that helps organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. Its 4,200 customers trust it to deliver hybrid IT infrastructure solutions spanning colocation, interconnection, cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Peak 10 + ViaWest’s robust suite of assets spans 21 domestic and international markets and comprises 41 highly redundant data centers, three million square feet of data center space, 13 cloud nodes and more than 10,000 cross connects. These capabilities, coupled with more than 1,000 dedicated employees, underlie the steadfast reliability of its solutions. For more information on Peak 10, please visit www.peak10.com. For more information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com.

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