The McAfee Cloud Security Platform enables customers to understand what information should be moving into cloud environments and to regulate the movement of that data. It also secures the channels of traffic that are being used to communicate with the cloud, ensuring that these channels are not open to potential threats or intrusions, particularly new channels such as the communications of private cloud applications to public cloud applications.
OpSource provides enterprise-class security in our cloud. By enabling our clients to easily configure VLANs, firewalls, and VPNs, we are able to provide the security and control of a trusted network within the enterprise boundary but within a cloud environment. Additionally, the OpSource Cloud holds these certifications: SAS 70 Type II, European Safe Harbor, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Business Associate. Our Managed Hosting environment is PCI-DSS Level 2 certified.
Our platform provides visibility into public and private cloud platforms, enabling full monitoring and auditing capabilities of the entire infrastructure. Designing a trusted cloud platform in a private cloud starts at the hardware level, ensuring that the system is authenticated at the chip level up through the hypervisor, operating systems, networks, applications, and databases.
Virtustream xStream Platform is designed, from the ground up, to establish customer trust in our xStream enterprise cloud offering. Our service starts with the Virtustream Advisor process, which includes professional, enterprise-caliber advice from application, network, and security experts to ensure that the transition to the cloud follows a proper security model. Based on customer need, we can also benchmark the maturity level of their IT environment and define an action plan to improve, if necessary. Our on-boarding methodology integrates the security architecture recommendations into the cloud deployment. Examples include isolation of public-facing services into their own security zone, allowing only necessary connectivity between security zones or a security zone, and hardening the applications. We also provide assurance with our industry certifications, including Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16). We are also pursuing HIPAA compliance and other relevant certifications. Continued on next page.
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