Atlanta - (December 23, 2013) - Cbeyond Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), the technology ally for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced it successfully completed an independent, third party examination of the Information Security Program for its TotalCloud® services on October 31, 2013.
The Information Security Program examined how Cbeyond's TotalCloud Managed Hosting, TotalCloud Data Center and TotalCloud Foundation services adopt the essential elements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule of 2003 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), including administrative elements, breach notification elements, physical elements and technical safeguards and controls.
The examination, performed in accordance with the American Institute of CPA's (AICPA)'s authoritative standards for attestations and examinations, was conducted by independent CPA firm, BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc. BrightLine is a globally accredited Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) firm that provides assurance and compliance services.
As a service provider and Business Associate under HIPAA, HITECH and the Omnibus Rule, Cbeyond has created a robust Business Associate Agreement (BAA) that ensures Covered Entities such as healthcare providers and health plan or healthcare clearing houses that collect personal health information (PHI) can rely on Cbeyond's secure, 'compliance ready' data hosting infrastructure to build and maintain their own compliance programs.
"Cbeyond is always looking ahead in terms of process, security and compliance programs when we design and engineer our products and services for our customers," says Tim Myers, senior vice president, Engineering, Cbeyond. "Successfully completing this examination for our TotalCloud family of products is a great achievement for Cbeyond and will have a direct benefit to our existing healthcare customers as well as provide a stronger position for new customer relationships."
Cbeyond, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBEY), is the technology ally for small and mid-sized businesses. We enable our customers to focus on their core business activities by shifting the burden of IT infrastructure management to us. We deliver cloud services, communications and connectivity through award-winning enterprise data centers and a private, IP enterprise network. Founded in 1999, Cbeyond is a technology service provider with a long history of delivering technology and service innovation for small and mid-sized businesses. For more information on Cbeyond, visit http://www.cbeyond.com and follow Cbeyond on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cbeyond.
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