Teradata Passes Coalfire's Security Checkpoint

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 15, 2016

FREMONT, CATeradata, a provider of analytic data platforms, marketing and analytic applications, and related services, has recently received certification for Teradata Cloud Information Security Management System (ISMS) as conforming to the ISO/IEC 27001 information security standard. Coalfire ISO, Inc is one of a handful of fully-qualified certification bodies (CB) accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) that conducts ISO 27001 IT Audits of Information Security Management Systems in U.S and U.K.

With uninterrupted service and continuous increase in users for complex data management and analytics, Cloud urges for a high level of security and compliance from their service providers. Companies within highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare are the sectors which require strong protection. Teradata Cloud audits executed by Coalfire Controls, LLC, were performed under an AICPA Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) Type 2 examination.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification

The Teradata Cloud Information Security Management System (ISMS) has been certified in conformance with the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 security standard. The certification is recognized as the most comprehensive international standard available in information security management, indicative of the emphasis Teradata has placed on security, operational processes, and controls in place to meet growing security threats.

SOC 2 Type 2 Examination

The SOC 2 report evaluates the criteria set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Trust Services Principles. These principles define leading practice controls relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

"We're delighted to complete these audits for the Teradata Cloud environment and we believe this will offer assurance to our customers that are mandated to achieve stringent compliance regulations," said Ashutosh Tiwary, Vice President and General Manager of cloud at Teradata.

Additionally, Teradata company also designs and implements enterprise data warehousing systems which store and analyze information about customers, financials, and operations. Products include its core database software, hardware components, and applications for managing demand and supply chains, marketing, performance, and risk. Teradata’s advanced data security requirements offer current and prospective customers, the peace of mind that their data is private and secured in Cloud.

"These ISO 27001 and SOC 2 validations will not only reduce risk and improve our internal control, but should also lead to faster deployments as customers can reduce their own audit and testing efforts for infrastructure security and compliance" says Tiwary.