Company Continues to Make Significant Strides in Providing Users of the Liaison ALLOY™ Platform with Unmatched Data Security and Privacy Compliance in the Fourth Quarter of 2017, Poised to Address New Frameworks in 2018
ATLANTA, December 14, 2017 — As 2017 draws to a close, Liaison Technologies, a recognized leader in cloud-based integration and data management solutions, has established new standards in the platform market with its innovative data protection compliance practices and is gearing up to address new frameworks, such as GDPR, that go into effect in 2018. The award-winning Liaison ALLOY™ Platform meets and exceeds industry standards across multiple frameworks, providing a significant advantage for users worldwide.
Earlier this year, the company secured Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v3.2 certification and was included in the Visa Global Registry of Service Providers as an early adopter. More recently, Liaison implemented Privacy Shield data protection practices that protect information collected from customers and transferred from the European Economic Area (European Union countries, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) to the United States. This enabled Liaison to fully extend the powerful data integration and management capabilities of the Liaison ALLOY™ Platform in Europe.
Liaison takes a unique approach to compliance: Instead of offering multiple platforms that conform to a single regulatory framework, the company designed its ALLOY Platform to meet or exceed the standards set by multiple regulatory entities, including SOC2, PCI DSS, HIPAA and HITRUST. The single-platform approach enables Liaison customers to focus on resolving complex business integration and data management challenges without having to worry about multiple compliance frameworks, such as HIPAA and PCI, since ALLOY complies with all of them. When rules overlap, Liaison adheres to the most stringent standard to maximize data protection. This benefits Liaison customers in regulated and unregulated industries alike. It also sets Liaison apart in an industry in which competitors typically focus on one or two regulatory frameworks.
“Liaison takes a comprehensive and proactive approach to compliance,” explained Lance Pilkington, Vice President of Global Compliance at Liaison. “We obtain all major certifications where available, such as SOC 2 and PCI DSS, but we also map our SOC 2 controls to frameworks that don’t issue official certifications of compliance, such as HIPAA . We have third-party auditors review our controls annually and attest that we meet each framework’s standards. This is as close as a company can get to certification in a framework that doesn’t issue certifications, and it establishes a greater level of trust for our customers worldwide.”
Pilkington also said that Liaison’s preparations to meet the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards that will go into effect in May 2018 are well underway. The compliance team maintains a master control list, and by analyzing proposed frameworks, Liaison can quickly identify any gaps and make changes, ensuring that new controls are implemented and tested prior to the rollout of standards like GDPR.
Unlike competitors that ensure some data security and privacy standards are met by their software and infrastructure offerings, Liaison’s compliance standards address not only a broader scope of compliance frameworks for Liaison’s technology, but also for its people and processes to maximize data protection.
The Liaison ALLOY™ Platform was built to reduce data integration complexity, eliminate data silos and meet multiple compliance standards on a single platform. The company offers integration of data sources as managed services. As a result, Liaison maintains rigorous controls and audit schedules for its managed and professional services programs, ensuring that compliance is maintained beyond the platform. This reduces the scope of compliance burden that remains the responsibility of Liaison ALLOY Platform users. Because Liaison maintains unmatched compliance across multiple frameworks for its platform, people and processes, ALLOY users can also be confident of compliance with relevant standards when they add new business processes and types of data to their compliance profile. Learn more at www.liaision.com.
About Liaison Technologies
Liaison Technologies provides integration and data management solutions to help customers unlock the power of a data-centric approach to their business. Liaison’s cloud-based approach breaks down the barriers between data silos to tap into the valuable information needed to make better decisions, faster. Tailored to solve complex data problems today while building a robust foundation for tomorrow’s unforeseen challenges, Liaison fosters a seamless flow of information securely and at scale. Founded in 2000, Liaison serves more than 7,000 customers in 46 countries, with offices in the United States, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Singapore. For more information, visit www.liaison.com and connect with Liaison on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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