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ByteGrid to Enhance Highly Secure and Compliant Cloud Offerings Leveraging Trapezoid Firmware Monitoring

New Firmware Integrity Controls Incorporate Trapezoid® Firmware Integrity Verification Engine to Continuously Monitor Trust Levels of the ByteGrid Cloud Platform

LAS VEGAS – (HIMSS) March 1, 2016 — Responding to increasing demand for secure and compliant cloud and IT infrastructure services, ByteGrid Holdings LLC, a leading provider of highly compliant hosting solutions, today announced an agreement with Trapezoid, Inc. to add firmware integrity monitoring capabilities to community and private cloud solutions hosted by ByteGrid that deliver new levels of visibility, security, and compliance.
 
ByteGrid specializes in providing compliant outsourced IT infrastructure services and is the industry’s first national platform to achieve full accreditation with the Outsourced Services Accreditation Program (OSAP) for Data Centers from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC). 
 
Trapezoid has developed a comprehensive, vendor-agnostic solution to address the need for firmware integrity monitoring for Data Center, Cloud, Network, Storage, SDE, and IoT gear. This unique firmware integrity verification tool is designed to detect unauthorized changes in firmware in support of NIST 800-53 rv4, 800-53A rv4 SI-7 and CSF PR-DS.6 controls, leveraging technologies such as Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). The company is pioneering the adoption of continuous firmware integrity monitoring as part of the data center security stack with its Trapezoid® Firmware Integrity Verification Engine (FIVE). FIVE is a security and compliance tool that monitors and reports the trust level of individual devices across the cloud infrastructure enabling organizations to meet multiple compliance controls.
 
By incorporating FIVE into its security and compliance monitoring framework, ByteGrid is developing new community and private cloud solutions that enable ByteGrid customers to monitor and gain immediate visibility into their cloud platform infrastructure to identify what part of its infrastructure already supports hardware integrity technologies like Intel TXT. ByteGrid incorporates FIVE’s analytics functions to continuously monitor and track the movement and integrity of customers’ cloud computing assets enabling them to develop policies that expressly require firmware integrity measurements like Intel TXT.
“We are pleased that ByteGrid is expanding the depth and breath of their security and compliance controls by deploying our Firmware Integrity Verification Engine to detect unauthorized firmware changes in their highly complaint cloud platform,” said José E. González, CEO of Trapezoid.  “ByteGrid will now be adding key security baseline controls that are applicable to both commercial and federal customers.”
 
“Our industry is evolving rapidly and requires that all businesses take a continuous, proactive approach to securing the compute environments,” said Mike Duckett, CEO of ByteGrid. “At ByteGrid, we maintain a constant focus on ensuring the highest level of security and regulatory compliance required to protect the sensitive data and applications of our customers. It is of critical importance that we continually evolve our service delivery capabilities to maintain the highest level of protection possible across all areas of our platform. Leveraging the capabilities that Trapezoid built with Intel's Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) further enhances our ability to provide this protection and further differentiate our services offering.” 
 
Highly Compliant Cloud Hosting Platform
 
ByteGrid’s fully validated data center platform is able to meet a broad spectrum of international GxP compliance expectations. Whether subject to the US FDA – including 21 CFR Part 11, 210, 211 820, Canadian, Chinese FDA, EU Annex 11– or HIPAA and HITECH, ByteGrid now delivers the most cost effective, scalable, and reliable cloud hosting platform engineered for cloud implementation models including Community Cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, Private Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud.
 
In addition to supporting a wide variety of physical and logical security standards such as PCI, HIPAA via EHNAC, HITECH, FISMA, FERPA, FedRAMP, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, ByteGrid participates in industry standards organizations such as the National Public Health Data Standards, ISACA, ASQ, ISPE, AFCEA, and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). 
 
Overall, ByteGrid delivers services from eight data centers in six geographically dispersed markets encompassing more than 750,000 square feet of premier data center space meeting the highest standards for security and reliability serving some of the world's largest companies and government agencies, including numerous Fortune 50 companies.
 
About Trapezoid
Trapezoid, Inc. is a cybersecurity company developing Firmware Integrity Management solutions designed to detect unauthorized changes to firmware & BIOS across the entire data center infrastructure leveraging its patented Trapezoid® Marker Technology.  The Trapezoid® Firmware Integrity Verification Engine – FIVE – enables compliance with federal security requirements and commercial cyber security frameworks by continuously monitoring and reporting on the hardware trust status of server, client, networking and storage devices.  The foundation of FIVE is the Trapezoid Marker, a unique tamper-evident machine ID created with our patented technology that combines hardware specific data and user defined policy attributes to remotely attest to the identity and integrity of monitored hardware.  Trapezoid Markers can be used to forensically map virtual machines to physical hardware, define workload and data boundaries, and for supply chain validation. For additional information, visit http://www.trapezoid.com.
 
About ByteGrid® - Compliance as a Service
ByteGrid is a trusted and leading provider of highly secure and compliant solutions serving the most demanding requirements of enterprise and government customers, including those in the Life Sciences and Health IT industries. ByteGrid focuses on technology solutions and services that ensure that regulatory expectations are always met. ByteGrid’s robust, scalable and highly secure offerings in Colocation, Managed Hosting, Hybrid Cloud, and Compliance Services are delivered from an interconnected national platform of validated Tier 3 / 4 data centers. For more information visit www.ByteGrid.com
 
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