Teradata Completes Security and Compliance Audits for Teradata Cloud

Demonstrates Teradata's commitment to protecting customer data

Mar 14, 2016, 09:30 ET from Teradata

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced that Coalfire ISO Inc, has certified the Teradata Cloud Information Security Management System (ISMS) as conforming to the ISO/IEC 27001 Information security Standard. Coalfire ISO, Inc is an independent Certification Body (CB) certified by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to conduct ISO 27001 IT Audits of Information Security Management Systems per the conforming ISO standards.

Additionally, Coalfire Controls, LLC performed an AICPA Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) Type 2 examination for Teradata Cloud. Teradata provides data warehousing, analytics, and Hadoop capabilities in a cloud environment on a subscription basis to meet the demands of enterprise users who require flexibility, scalability, and data security. A highly integrated, hosted, and managed service that bundles platform, software, security, and support, Teradata Cloud offers the flexibility to evolve and grow at the customer's convenience.

In today's complex data management and analytics environments, Cloud users expect a high level of security and compliance from their service providers, especially companies within highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare. Teradata designed its cloud environment from the ground up to meet the most advanced data security requirements, giving current and prospective customers the peace of mind that their data is private and secure in Teradata Cloud.

"Teradata's commitment to mission-critical security best practices is evidenced by Coalfire ISO Certification of Teradata Cloud's Information Security Management System (ISMS) in conformance with the ISO/IEC 27001 International Standard for Information Security, as well as SOC 2 certification of the Teradata Cloud," said Bao Le, PE, CISM, vice president at Coalfire. "The audit processes for these internationally respected standards are highly structured and follow a number of stages through which certification is validated on objective criteria."

"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. "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."

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. This examination results in transparency into Teradata Cloud security and availability based on a defined industry standard and further demonstrates Teradata's commitment to protecting customer data.

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