Securing your Azure Cloud for Healthcare

September 21, 2017

Healthcare organizations are finding it more cost-effective to garner the services of a reputable Cloud Service Provider (CSP) to manage their Azure cloud. Whether the need is to provide managed services for their Azure cloud subscription, or a need to deploy, host and manage the solution over it’s lifespan using the CSP’s subscription, there is peace of mind that their cloud is compliant and secure.

Azure’s IaaS or PaaS cloud platform allows you to quickly create a Windows or Linux server environment with minimal effort and trust that the infrastructure (servers/storage/network) and platform (operating system/database) elements will be available 24×7. But once servers are spun up, application management services are still needed. Project Hosts’ Azure Managed Services with Extended Security fill the current gap that many enterprises and government agencies have in managing critical elements of their Azure deployments:

    Azure Security Management

    Continuous Monitoring & Performance Optimization

    Applications Access & Management,  User Support

Our cloud security experts have the expertise and compliance competency for today’s most rigorous cloud security standards including ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, HIPAA / HITRUST, FedRAMP Moderate, High,  and DoD CC SRG IL4/5.

Note: Government security standards such as FedRAMP/DoD are only available in a Project Hosts’ subscription.

HIPAA/HITRUST Compliant Clouds

Secure Azure Services

Secure SharePoint on Azure

Share Point FedRAMP Cloud

CRM Custom Cloud

CRM FedRAMP Cloud

PPM Custom Cloud

PPM FedRAMP Cloud

Remote SharePoint Administrator

Azure Managed Services

 


Compliance: The Path to Cloud Security

April 19, 2017

Cloud security begins with compliance. “When negotiating contracts with cloud providers, have an attorney review the fine print to ensure your company will be compliant with security and privacy laws, and to guarantee that all data is secure.” -Raun Nohavitza, Senior Director of IT at Centrify.  With more than 13 years of hosting and managed services expertise, Project Hosts is a recognized leader in delivering high performance, secure and compliant cloud-based solutions.

Whether you need managed services for your Azure cloud subscription, or you need assistance in deploying, hosting and managing the solution over its lifespan, rest assured we will secure your cloud. Our cloud security experts have the expertise
and compliance competency for today’s most rigorous cloud security standards including ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, HIPAA / HITRUST, FedRAMP Moderate, High and DoD CC SRG IL4/5. Government security standards such as FedRAMP/DoD are only available in a Project Hosts’ subscription.

HIPAA_ShieldBy leveraging an Azure IaaS or PaaS cloud platform you can quickly create a a windows server environment with minimal effort and trust that the infrastructure (servers/storage/network) and platform (operating system/database) elements will be available 24×7. But once servers are spun up, application management services are still needed. Project Hosts’ Azure Managed Services with Extended Security fill the current gap that many enterprises and government agencies have in managing critical elements of their Azure deployments:

Security Management
Continuous Monitoring and Optimization
User Support

Secure Azure Services

Secure SharePoint on Azure

Remote SharePoint Administrator

Azure Managed Services


Optimizing your Azure Deployment with Added Security

September 13, 2016
Microsoft Azure + Project Hosts = True Cloud Security

Microsoft Azure + Project Hosts = True Cloud Security

When it comes to Microsoft Azure security, Azure takes care of the physical security of their data centers as well as access control and the security surrounding physical devices. But Azure leaves it up to each customer to secure and restrict access to their own virtual servers/subnets. In order to convey true ‘cloud confidence’ to a commercial organization or government agency, a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) should provide the proper cloud security compliances. While Microsoft Azure is an phenomenal platform, offering rapid spin ups of new Windows Server-based application deployments, Project Hosts can implement the necessary security controls on your, or our Azure subscription including ISO 27001, NIST 800-53 and FedRAMP.

When a deployment is first architected for Azure, it is optimized and updated for its initial and originally intended usage scenario. As time passes, deployments are typically modified to meet additional needs and as such require additional updates and re-optimization:

Continuous Monitoring
Update and Patch
Architecture Optimization
Database and Application
Third Party Application
Backup and Restore
Disaster Recovery

Secure Azure Services

Secure SharePoint on Azure

Azure Managed Services


Extending Cloud Security in Microsoft Azure

July 25, 2016

Azure-Managed-Services2You just can’t discuss cloud computing without also discussing cloud security. Today’s leading enterprises and IT professionals understand the benefits of moving to an Azure cloud, but they also want to ensure their business assets and employee data is safe and secure. To meet their security needs, many are working with reputable Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) who can customize their environment, provide a seamless migration from an on-premises solution, and lock down and secure their Microsoft’s Azure cloud deployment.

While Microsoft Azure is an exceptional cloud platform that lets you spin-up new Windows Server-based application deployments with minimal effort, many companies are finding it necessary to ensure that their Azure deployment also meets their required security standards, policies and even gain their security certifications.

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Project Hosts’ Cloud Engineer, David Lewis, Discusses Microsoft Azure Security

If you are considering the Azure cloud platform for your applications and data – you have made the right decision. Whether you are all-in with a private cloud environment or you use a hybrid model that communicates flawlessly with your on-premises solutions, securing your Azure environment is essential. Take two minutes to watch this video about  securing your Azure deployment  for a few things you should know about Azure cloud security.

Secure Azure Services

Secure SharePoint on Azure

Share Point FedRAMP Cloud

CRM Custom Cloud

CRM FedRAMP Cloud

PPM Custom Cloud

PPM FedRAMP Cloud

Remote SharePoint Administrator

Azure Managed Services


New Secure Cloud Services For Azure and Hosted Microsoft Apps Protect Businesses and Employee Data

April 4, 2016

Scott-Chapman-SecureCloudServicesToday from the floor of the Microsoft 2016 Envision Conference, in the heart of New Orleans, we announced our new lineup of Secure Cloud Services for Azure and hosted Microsoft solutions. Our Secure Cloud Service offerings for Microsoft ISVs, government agencies and enterprises will help fully protect their business and employee data from unauthorized access or theft.

Our new security services are available for Azure or as a fully hosted private/hybrid cloud solution and support today’s most rigorous industry security standards including Department of Defense IL4, FedRAMP, NIST 800-53 and ISO 27001+.  If you are in New Orleans this week at Microsoft Envision stop by Project Hosts’ booth # 1725  to discuss your cloud security options.

From today’s Secure Cloud Services announcement: “With government agencies and enterprise organizations adopting cloud-based services at an unprecedented rate, never before in the history of information technology has the risk of theft and unauthorized access of business assets and employee data been so great,” said Scott Chapman, CEO and co-founder of Project Hosts, Inc. “As such, we’ve developed a new set of fully-secured cloud service offerings that protect your Microsoft cloud-based applications for Azure and in hosted environments.”

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Secure Cloud Services are available in four distinct platforms, and can be implemented in an ISV’s or customer’s Azure environment, or as private or hybrid hosted solution.  Project Hosts’ secure cloud platforms include:

  • ISO 27001 Compliant Cloud – Our ISO 27001 cloud delivers a dedicated private or hybrid cloud for commercial customers that meets the 120 security controls defined by the International Standards Organization. About ISO 27001:13: an information security standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission(IEC) under the joint ISO and IEC subcommittee.
  • NIST 800-53 Compliant Cloud – Our NIST 800-53 cloud provides an additional 141 security controls delivering a robust commercial cloud with 261 security controls. About NIST 800-53: an information security controls standard for information systemsexcept those related to national security. It is published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  • FedRAMP Compliant Cloud(SaaS Level)- Our FedRAMP SaaS-Level compliant Federal Private Cloud (FPC) for Windows and Linux apps meets the GSA’s mandated ~325 security controls for federal agencies; also a popular platform for state and local agencies looking for robust cloud security. About FedRAMP:  the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
  • DoD IL 4 Compliant Cloud – The most secure cloud platform that is expressly designed and audited for the U.S. Department of Defense — meets DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) Level 4 standard with 369 security controls. About DISA IL 4: an extension to FedRAMP with the security controls and access designed specifically for the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Peace of mind and security through #Azure Managed Services

November 24, 2015

azure-managed-servicesUser Support, Security Management and Continuous Monitoring are just a few of the benefits Managed Services add to your Microsoft Azure experience. Azure is an exceptional cloud platform allowing for simple deployments of windows server based applications, but the ongoing application management can become time-consuming and expensive if you are managing these tasks in-house. Managed Services or Azure Managed Services by Project Hosts to be specific, allows enterprises and government agencies to outsource these services to an industry leader, offering peace of mind and relief from the ongoing tasks that keep your deployment running at peak performance and the highest possible safety levels.

Azure-Managed-Services2Azure takes care of the physical security of their data centers as well as access control and the security surrounding physical devices. But Azure leaves it up to each customer to secure and restrict access to their own virtual servers/subnets:

Access Control

Intrusion Detection/Prevention

Malware Protection Management

Application Lockdown Maintenance

Incident Response Planning and Testing

 

While you can assign your own software engineering and IT support staff to provide these services, it may take time and effort to train-up your personnel to perform the Security Management, Deployment Optimization and Support Services highlighted below. Project Hosts, a recognized Cloud Services Provider (CSP) for Azure and other environments has the critical expertise and support staff to assist with your Azure deployment. Take a look at our price configurator for an idea of cost.

Azure Managed Services

Azure Managed Services Pricing

Remote SharePoint Administrator

Remote SharePoint Administrator Pricing

 

 

 

 


Azure Managed Services and Remote Administrative Services served up by new Account Execs at Project Hosts

September 30, 2015

We’re excited to announce that we’ve brought two new account executives on board to focus on supporting enterprise customers with our new Managed Services and our Custom Cloud Hosting services. This week we’re welcoming Rachael and Regis, both of whom have joined the sales team at Project Hosts. Rachael and Regis are meeting the needs of enterprise IT organizations for Managed Services in the customer’s own Azure-based subscription for SharePoint, Project Server or Dynamics CRM. They are also supporting enterprise IT departments and in-house SharePoint administrative teams by offering additional, remote support staff to meet the growing demand for SharePoint user management, application support and configuration services across on-prem, public and private SharePoint deployments.  You can reach Rachael and Regis at sales@projecthosts.com

Here’s a little more about our new Managed Services offerings –

azure-managed-servicesAzure is an exceptional cloud platform that enterprises can use to spin-up new Windows Server-based application deployments with minimal effort.  Some enterprise organizations however, lack the cloud expertise and IT staff necessary to ensure that their Azure-based SaaS deployments deliver the most secure, high performance, 24×7 trouble-free operation with full user support services. Project Hosts’ Azure Managed Services fills the current gap that many enterprise IT organizations have in managing their Azure deployments – including Application Security Management, Continuous Monitoring & Performance Optimization, and User Support. Project Hosts is directly applying its more than 12 years of Microsoft hosting and cloud services for SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Project Server and dozens of third party add-ons and applications to help solve this problem, and relieve enterprises of what’s considered a time-consuming and costly endeavor.  Find out more at Azure Managed Services.

remote-administrator-servicesAnnounced at Ignite 2015, our SharePoint Administrative Service fills the current gap that many organizations have in managing their SharePoint environment, thus preventing their users from adopting and realizing the full value of this powerful collaborative platform. Our Remote SharePoint Administrator service includes three essential services: SharePoint user management, SharePoint application support and SharePoint configuration services.  Find out more at Remote SharePoint Administrator Services.


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