Blacknight Is Awarded ISO Certification

Ireland’s leading domain registrar and hosting company is now also the most secure

18 FEBRUARY 2016, CARLOW,IRELAND
Summary
Irish hosting provider and domain name registrar Blacknight has been granted ISO 27001. The certification re-affirms the company's commitment to security and privacy.

Blacknight has been awarded certification for ISO 27001, the strictest international standard available in information security management.

ISO 27001 certification isn’t just a fancy framed letter to hang on the office wall, it means that Blacknight has met every possible international standard for protecting their customer’s data online. Not only is Blacknight's infrastructure secure, a customer’s information, email and records are also protected at the highest standard possible.

Over the last few years more and more companies have come to rely on hosting providers for functions that they previously managed “in house”.

As a result, service providers such as the 100% Irish owned Blacknight have been steadily raising the bar on the level of security they can provide for their customers.

Blacknight CEO Michele Neylon explains: “Blacknight has invested heavily in all aspects of our business. By getting ISO certification we are reinforcing our commitment to offering high quality technical services to our clients. We have always had a good reputation with respect to our security and handling of our clients digital assets, and the ISO also covers a lot of our processes and shows that we are following strict procedures around change management.”

Blacknight’s ISO certification will be particularly attractive to their larger, enterprise clients for whom corporate security is absolutely imperative.

However, this doesn’t just affect big companies, all of Blacknight’s customers, regardless of whether they are an SME or an individual with a blog will benefit from the most secure environment possible. Not every hosting provider can say the same.

“The problem with hosting is that it’s very easy for anyone to start a “hosting company” - a lot of the guarantees that companies provide are meaningless,” explains Blacknight CTO Paul Kelly. “We have been steadily building Blacknight to be as self sufficient as possible, such as when we opened our on-site data centre in Carlow in 2014. We stand firmly behind everything we say and this ISO certification is one of the ways that a company such as ourselves can continue to show that we are serious about our customers privacy and security.”

Blacknight received ISO 27001 certification following multiple audits that lasted several months from October 2015 through January 2016. The certification was awarded in January 2016 and covers the entire Carlow operation, including the Blacknight data centre. The certification covers physical and environmental security, prevents unauthorised access, theft, compromise, damage to information and computing facilities.

For more information about Blacknight’s suite of secure services, please visit www.blacknight.com

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"Blacknight has invested heavily in all aspects of our business. By getting ISO certification we are reinforcing our commitment to offering high quality technical services to our clients. We have always had a good reputation with respect to our security and handling of our clients digital assets, and the ISO also covers a lot of our processes and shows that we are following strict procedures around change management" Michele Neylon, CEO, Blacknight
"The problem with hosting is that it’s very easy for anyone to start a “hosting company” - a lot of the guarantees that companies provide are meaningless" Paul Kelly, CTO, Blacknight
"We have been steadily building Blacknight to be as self sufficient as possible, such as when we opened our on-site data centre in Carlow in 2014. We stand firmly behind everything we say and this ISO certification is one of the ways that a company such as ourselves can continue to show that we are serious about our customers privacy and security" Paul Kelly, CTO, Blacknight
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About Blacknight

Blacknight (http://www.blacknight.com/) are an Irish based, ICANN accredited domain registrar and hosting company. Recipients of several awards for their revolutionary use of social media, Blacknight are one of Europe’s most cutting edge Internet companies. Blacknight constantly seek to lead the way by introducing innovative solutions for its client base and provide dedicated servers and co-location as well as a comprehensive range of Microsoft Windows and Linux based hosting plans and domain name registration services to business globally. IP transit services and other solutions for more demanding business and academic customers are offered a la carte.

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