Compliant Colocation Services Backed by OnRamp’s Compliance Experts.
Achieve the highest levels of security set forth by government, education and financial regulatory requirements for FISMA, FERPA, FACTA, GLB and SOX.
Implement compliant solutions with a partner that works with you to ensure that they incorporate the context of your specific business needs.
Meet stringent data security standards with OnRamp’s comprehensive, fully-compliant solutions that address the confidentiality, availability and integrity of sensitive data.
Additional Compliance Hosting Overview
Reduce Risk with Compliant Solutions Maintained and Audited with Stringent Physical, Technical and Administrative Measures.
OnRamp provides the most reliable and secure hosting solutions for organizations with specific regulatory requirements concerning their IT environments. Industries that maintain mission critical or highly personal data are often required to take specific steps to protect the confidentiality, availability and integrity of their data operations. More than simply needing a reliable facility to conduct operations, these customers need a Data Center partner that understands the specific requirements of the law, has developed fully-compliant products and operational processes that maintain compliancy and delivers service in an easily auditable fashion.
In addition to HIPAA and PCI Compliant Hosting solutions, OnRamp’s High Security Hosting is used by companies needing to comply wiht the following regulatory frameworks:
- The Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLB)
- The Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX)
- The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
- SEC Cybersecurity Threats Disclosure Guidance
Gramm Leach Bliley Act
GLBA Hosting for Financial Institutions.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), also known as the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, requires financial institutions to take steps to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer records such as names, addresses, phone numbers, bank and credit card account numbers, income and credit histories, and social security numbers.
The GLB Act specifies that, to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer records and information, organizations must establish appropriate standards for the financial institutions subject to their jurisdiction relating to administrative, technical and physical safeguards. OnRamp works with customers to meet GLBA Data Protection Rule and subsequent safeguards to:
- Ensure the security and confidentiality of customer records and information
- Protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such records
- Protect against unauthorized access to or use of such records or information which could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any customer
SOX Compliant Hosting for Publicly Held Companies
The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002 requires that publicly held companies implement adequate controls to safeguard financial data, operations, and assets.
SOX sets requirements in terms of data protection, vulnerability testing, and auditing data integrity. SOX not only affects the financial side of corporations, but also IT departments charged with storing a corporation’s electronic records. The act is not a set of business practices and does not specify how a business should store records; rather, it defines which records should be stored and for how long.
SOX states that all business records, including electronic records and electronic messages, must be saved for “not less than five years.” The consequences for noncompliance are fines, imprisonment or both.
Section 802 of Sarbanes-Oxley contains the three rules that affect the management of electronic records. The first rule deals with the destruction, alteration or falsification of records, and the resulting penalties. The second rule defines the retention period for records storage. The third rule refers to the type of business records that need to be stored, including all business records and communications, including electronic communications.
OnRamp specializes in helping to ensure compliance for companies that need to meet Sarbanes-Oxley compliance standards
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act
FACTA Hosting for Financial Institutions and Creditors.
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) of 2003 requires any business that extends credit to consumers to protect those consumers from identity theft. The Act stipulates requirements for information privacy, accuracy and disposal and limits the ways consumer information can be shared.
OnRamp’s FACTA Compliance Hosting solutions employ compliance-critical hardware and a suite of managed security services to deliver the highest levels of proactive detection and protection to ensure the confidentiality, availability and integrity of your data.
Our processes and services dive far more deeply into ensuring compliance than most other Data Centers or hosting providers.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FERPA Hosting for Educational Agencies
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a U.S. privacy law designed to protect student records, including personally identifiable information (PII) with administrative, physical and technical safeguards.
FERPA allows for educational agencies and institutions to use third-party cloud and/or IT infrastructure providers, like OnRamp, for the outsourcing of information technology functions including the storage of education records.
With deep experience in helping companies across industry verticals, where the protection of critical, sensitive data is required, OnRamp has the most secure Compliance Hosting solutions to meet FERPA’s rules and regulations associated with protecting PII.
The Federal Information Security Management Act
FISMA Hosting for Government Agencies
The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), enacted in 2002, recognized the importance of information security to the economic and national security interests of the United States. FISMA requires each federal agency to develop, document and implement an agency-wide program to privide information security for the information and information systems that support the operations and assets of the agency, including those provided or managed by a nother agency, contractor or other source.
FISMA assigns specific responsibilities to federal agencies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in order to strengthen information security systems. In particular, FISMA requires the head of each agency to implement policies and procedures to cost-effectively reduce information technology security risks to an acceptable level.
According to FISMA, the term information security means protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide integrity, confidentiality and availability.
The FISMA security framework provides the common standards agencies require to outsource critical applications to external data centers.
OnRamp complies with the technical and operational controls issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that meets the framework defined by FISMA.