Thanks to the May 2018 introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), there has been heightened chatter in the email industry about security and compliance for European customers. Common questions include, “Is your company GDPR compliant?”, “Where exactly are you storing your data in the EU?” and “How secure is the data in your EU cloud?”
With potential fines of 20 million Euros (or 4% of worldwide revenue), questions and raised concerns are perfectly understandable and as a CEO or CIO of a major telecommunications company or hosting provider, it would actually be negligent not to quiz your email hosting partner about GDPR and associated data security concerns.
So, on that note, we want to reassure all of our atmail customers (and prospective customers) that yes, we are GDPR compliant and yes, our EU cloud is secure.
How secure is your data in atmail’s EU cloud?
To answer the question about how secure your data is in atmail’s EU cloud, we went straight to Johan Christenson, the CEO of our EU cloud data centre partner, CityNetwork – a European provider of robust, global open IT infrastructure services.
Johan’s reply was as follows…
“atmail is using our availability zone for public cloud in Frankfurt, which is one of the most modern and secure data centres in the world. The data centre itself is built to be able to house the likes of banks and their innermost sensitive data, which should give a good sense of the overall security measures in place.
Apart from housing one of our public cloud zones, the Frankfurt data centre is also part of our four data centre (DC) “compliant zone” for our compliant cloud solution (London, Stockholm and Karlskrona in Sweden are the other three). Our compliant cloud is in fact home to banks, major insurance companies and fintech companies that are subject to the rules of various EU agencies for finance companies. This is possible thanks to the overall security measures of the physical data centre, but also thanks to a number of ISO certifications and processes that we are certified for and have in place.
So from an EU law, regulations and security standpoint, the Frankfurt data centre provides an excellent level of security for both our public and compliant cloud users.”
More about our EU data centre partner
On top of Johan’s comments, our friends at CityNetwork added:
“City Network provides public, private and hybrid cloud solutions based on OpenStack from more than 20 data centres around the world. Through its industry specific IaaS City Cloud, it can ensure that customers comply with demands originating from specific laws and regulations concerning auditing, reputability, data handling and data security such as Basel and Solvency and GDPR. City Network is certified according to ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, 27010, 27013, 27015, 27017 and 27018 – internationally recognised standards for quality, sustainability and information security.”
Want to learn more about our atmail cloud?
If you’re committed to keeping your customer’s email data secure and would like to talk to atmail about our secure EU cloud solution, please contact us here. We’d love to help.
If you’re still debating the benefits of moving your email to the cloud, we invite you to read about the benefits of moving to the cloud, take a look at our atmail cloud FAQ and/or sign up for a free atmail cloud trial today.