We are proud to announce that Blue Layer successfully completed MSPAlliance’s MSP Verify Program (MSPV) certification process, the oldest certification program for cloud computing and managed service providers. The MSPV is based on the Unified Certification Standard TM (UCS) for Cloud and Managed Service Providers and is developed by the International Association of Cloud and Managed Service Providers. Blue Layer is now among the less than 2% of MSPs to obtain this prestigious certification.
The UCS consists of 10 control objectives and underlying controls that constitute crucial building blocks of a successful managed services (and cloud computing) practice. Once the provider’s organization has completed all MSPV documentation on all applicable control objectives (with the assistance of MSPAlliance’s readiness assessments, gap analysis, and consulting), the results are then examined by an independent third-party accounting firm for verification and signing of a public-facing report.
“The MSPV certification is a rigorous process that benchmarks and verifies the quality of the company providing cloud and/or managed services,” said Celia Weaver, MSPAlliance ® president. “We are very proud to have Blue Layer as a member of this elite community of MSPs and cloud providers.”
As with any other certification of this type, the MSPV certification must be renewed annually. The MSPV was the first certification created specifically for the managed services and cloud industry. It has been reviewed by governmental agencies and regulatory bodies worldwide, and it is used and accepted on five different continents.
“By completing the MSPV certification, we have joined the less than 2% of all MSPs on the market with this recognition,” said Blue Layer COO, Michael Strong. “The MSPV certification’s specificity when it comes to the analysis and certification of cloud and managed service providers indicates our constantly-evolving ability to provide our clients with right-sized IT services that meet standards that are even more rigorous than SOC analysis.”
As an MSPV-certified provider, Blue Layer customers can rest assured that the company has met and exceeded the following standards:
- Objective 1: Governance
- Objective 2: Policies and Procedures
- Objective 3: Confidentiality and Privacy
- Objective 4: Change Management
- Objective 5: Service Operations Management
- Objective 6: Information Security
- Objective 7: Data Management
- Objective 8: Physical Security
- Objective 9: Billing and Reporting
- Objective 10: Corporate Health
MSPAlliance ® is a global industry association and accrediting body for the Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry. Established in 2000 with the objective of helping MSPs become better MSPs, MSPAlliance has more than 30,000 cloud computing and manage service provider corporate members across the globe and works in a collaborative effort to assist its members, along with foreign and domestic governments, on creating standards, setting policies and establishing best practices. For more information, visit http://www.mspalliance.com.