Fabasoft has done it again: Following the ISO certification 27018, Fabasoft now has successfully completed the “EuroCloud Star Audit”. Fabasoft is the first company in the world to receive five stars for its Cloud services, the highest possible certification by the international “EuroCloud Star Audit” (ECSA V3.0). The certification system used for the audit and for the external quality evaluation of Cloud services in Europe is based on best practices and is carried out by the renowned organisation EuroCloud Europe.
Helmut Fallmann, Member of the Managing Board of Fabasoft AG: “Cloud certifications are an insurance policy against the fraudulent use of data. I can therefore only encourage the establishment of certifications as a requirement to enter the market of this forward-looking approach to using and applying IT.”
Establishing trust through data protection and data security
Data protection and data security enjoy top priority for Fabasoft. The company therefore regularly submits to audits for certifications, which are carried out by renowned and independent institutions to check the compliance with quality and security standards.
While the testing procedures of many recognised auditing institutions put their focus on the security and compliance with data protection within a Cloud environment, the EuroCloud Star Audit (ECSA) has an approach to certification that is unique in Europe: on the basis of a comprehensive and entirely disclosed list of criteria, it checks the quality standards of the Cloud’s entire value-added chain. ECSA therefore always has a view of the entire supply chain of a Cloud ecosystem. In an audit, the strict criteria applied to the quality standards of embedded suppliers of infrastructure and platform or of a “Federated Cloud” are the same as those applied to the audited Cloud provider himself.
The list of auditing criteria comprises full details of the service provider and the actual location of the data, regulations regarding contracts and compliance, security and data protection, infrastructure operations and their related processes as well as the evaluation of the specific service types Iaas, Paas and Saas. On the basis of this important number of criteria, scientific studies have attested to the high standard of quality and the important industrial influence of the pan-European business association EuroCloud.
Advantages for Fabasoft’s customers
The Cloud certification bears many advantages for Fabasoft’s customers, such as the guaranteed refund of the monthly service charges if the service level agreed by contract is not fulfilled or if there are any system failures. The certification furthermore guarantees that the customer’s data will be retransmitted by way of a predefined process once the contract is terminated – to name just a few benefits.
“Cloud certifications are an insurance policy against the fraudulent use of data”, says Helmut Fallmann. I can therefore only encourage the establishment of certifications as a requirement to enter the market of this forward-looking approach to using and applying IT.“
“Our highly developed certification system EuroCloud Star Audit provides the European economy with orientation and gives concrete support in the choice of a reliable Cloud provider, thus stimulating the acceptance of European Cloud solutions”, adds Dr. Tobias Höllwarth, Vice-Chairman of EuroCloud Europe. “As a European auditor we represent credibility. With their tested security, our certificates ensure a maximum of transparency in the supplier market.”
For Fabasoft, certifications are the business cards of a European Cloud with regard to data security, organisation, compliance guidelines, processes, operation, infrastructure and service. As a user of Cloud services you can therefore put your trust in Fabasoft.