Sure Data Centres first to achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 across the Channel Islands

Sure Data Centres first to achieve ISO/IEC 27001:2013 across the Channel Islands

Sure’s Data Centre business (in Jersey, previously known as Foreshore) has become the first to be accredited with the international standard for Information Security Management: ISO/IEC27001:2013, across its data centres in both Jersey and Guernsey. This means that Sure is currently the only combined data centre and cloud services business in the Channel Islands with the ISO accreditation.

At the same time as gaining the accreditation in both islands, Sure has also maintained its status as a top-tier data security supplier for users of the payment card industry. Sure has achieved this through its re-accreditation as a PCI-DSS Level One Service Provider in both Jersey and Guernsey, having been assessed to the standards of the latest version (3.1).

In order to achieve the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 status, which is the international benchmark for Information Security Management, Sure had to undertake a detailed and thorough independent audit across many of its business areas. “Achieving ISO 27001 status across all of our datacentres in the Channel Islands has been a long, challenging and ultimately worthwhile process. This accreditation means that our customers can be assured that Sure operates to the highest levels of information security and they can be confident that their data is safe and secure when it is held in our centres,” said Davey Sandiford, Information Security Officer at Sure.

“I’m delighted that we have also achieved the latest PCI-DSS Level One accreditation because this is a vitally important standard needed to continue serving industries such as eCommerce and eGaming.

“Being a PCI-DSS Level One Service provider allows us to assist both local and international businesses that handle payment data with their PCI-DSS requirements, and provides additional confidence to them that their data is hosted in a secure environment.”

In order to maintain its PCI-DSS accreditation, Sure has to undergo annual independent audits conducted by a PCI-DSS Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). In undertaking the audit, the datacentre’s infrastructure, personnel, processes and procedures are measured against PCI-DSS Standards.

“Achieving these international standards not only gives our existing customers confidence in Sure’s datacentres but it plays an important role in putting Sure and the Channel Islands on the global map for the eCommerce and eGaming industries,” said Eddie Saints, Chief Executive, Sure Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

“I would like to thank all of my colleagues who have helped with the extensive audits involved in meeting these standards. As the first business to gain these standards across all of its Channel Island datacentre facilities, Sure is leading the way in attracting international technology businesses to Jersey and Guernsey.”

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Issued by Kirsten Morel, 07797 753101 or email kirsten@edgemedia.co**

About Sure Sure supplies telecommunication services in three major offshore jurisdictions: Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man. Across the islands, Sure delivers mobile, broadband, fixed line, data centre and enterprise solutions to consumers, corporate and public sector clients.

Sure International is the corporate division of the business and specialises in offshore connectivity, enabling those companies that operate in the islands to reliably and efficiently connect and transact with their global partners. Sure owns Foreshore, the leading provider of hosting, email solutions, online backup and other internet solutions. Foreshore has been operating in the Channel Islands since 2000.

Sure is a member of the Batelco Group, a leading telecommunications provider to 16 markets spanning the Middle East & Northern Africa, Europe and the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean.

Serving the communities where Sure operates is at the heart of the company’s approach, and Sure is committed to behaving in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

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