PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Janrain®, the company that pioneered the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category and market leader in Privacy by Design, today announced that it has obtained two of the industry’s most comprehensive third-party security certifications, and the only ones designed specifically for the cloud: 1) Cloud Security Alliance Level 2 (CSA) STAR Certification, which verifies that Janrain follows industry-best practices for securing cloud offerings, and 2) the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) 27018:2014 Certification for handling personally identifiable information (PII) data in the cloud. These certifications apply to all services and product offerings associated with Janrain’s Identity Cloud product, which provides customers a seamless and secure way to move between web, mobile and IoT-device properties.
Janrain becomes the first CIAM provider to achieve CSA Star Certification, the highest level achievable in CSA’s program. Until now, no CIAM provider had exceeded CSA’s Level 1 self-assessment, which is simply a questionnaire uploaded by the vendor to the CSA site. By contrast, CSA Level 2 certification entails an in-depth audit by an accredited, independent third party to verify that the company adheres to the highest cloud security standards throughout its operations. ISO 27018 certification confirms that Janrain applies industry best practices when handling PII, which is only going to increase in importance once the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) stringent PII-protection decrees go into law May 2018.
“Meeting CSA’s and ISO’s most exacting security protocols doesn’t just benefit Janrain, it assures our clients that their customers’ most critical data—upon which their respective businesses are built—is secure with Janrain,” said Jim Kaskade, CEO of Janrain. “The monetary and manpower expense of meeting these standards is a drop in the bucket compared to the peace of mind our customers get knowing that the 1.5 billion–plus digital identities under Janrain’s management are safe.”
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