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Iron Mountain Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Iron Mountain will help develop and implement security standards for a range of cloud services

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Iron Mountain announced on Thursday that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance to help promote and establish security best practices for enterprise-level cloud solutions and services.

As a corporate member, Iron Mountain will offer its expertise in enterprise Storage-as-a-Service and other industry-leading cloud solutions spanning information protection and recovery, and electronic discovery to help the Cloud Security Alliance promote best practices for all types of data stored in the cloud.

Additionally, Iron Mountain will help develop and implement security standards for a range of cloud services.

“Having been in the cloud storage and services business for more than a decade, Iron Mountain is committed to promoting best practices in cloud solutions,” said Ramana Venkata, president of Iron Mountain Digital, the company’s technology business unit. “Security in the cloud is crucial, and we look forward to working together with other Cloud Security Alliance members to ensure that the future of cloud services includes standards to better protect organizations and individuals.”

With Iron Mountain Digital’s enterprise cloud services, companies can deploy cost-effective information management and storage with enterprise-grade security to reduce the risk, cost and complexity of managing digital information. Iron Mountain’s Storage-as-a-Service solutions add the levels of security, scale, control and access needed to help organizations store, fully protect and manage their information for disaster recovery, compliance and electronic discovery. The company’s cloud-based services include Connected® backup for PC and Mac solution, LiveVault® backup for server solution, CloudRecovery solution for Microsoft® Data Protection Manager, the Virtual File Store™ service for archiving inactive data, the Stratify Legal Discovery™ service for electronic discovery, and the Total Email Management Suite powered by Mimecast technology.

“As a trusted partner in helping thousands of organizations around the world protect and store their most precious information assets for decades, Iron Mountain’s security and enterprise cloud expertise will be a great addition to the Cloud Security Alliance,” said Jim Reavis, founder of the Cloud Security Alliance. “Iron Mountain’s expertise will be extremely beneficial as we look to developing security standards to protect users of cloud services, today and in the future.”

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