SOURCE: Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer

July 16, 2015 08:30 ET

ELM Solutions Attains Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) Gold-Level Certification for Passport Hosting Services

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2015) - Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, the global market leader in transformational, technology-based solutions for the legal industry ecosystem, announced today that it has attained Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) Gold-level Certification for its Passport Hosting Services.

The CSA STAR Certification is a rigorous third-party assessment of the security controls in place for a cloud service provider. CSA STAR Certification attests to the effectiveness of an organization's information security management system (ISMS) and ensures that its scope, processes, and objectives are suitable for its products and/or services. In order to receive this certification, ELM Solutions was required to demonstrate that its Passport Hosting Services capabilities conform to ISO 27001 standards and addressed the CSA CCM (Cloud Controls Matrix) Controls. Passport Hosting Services were also assessed against the STAR Capability Maturity Model.

"In a global business environment, where data security and data privacy are critical requirements that drive important technology decisions -- particularly when hosting in the cloud -- ELM Solutions has made a strong commitment to not just meet, but to exceed the data security and regulatory requirements of our clients," stated Glenn Paredes, Vice President of Global Operations for ELM Solutions. "In addition to our existing ISO 27001 certification and annual SOC audits, our achievement of the CSA STAR Gold-level Certification further demonstrates our ability to deliver and maintain the highest level of an effective information security management system for supporting Passport Hosting Services."
The CSA STAR Certification for Passport Hosting Services verifies that ELM Solutions:

  • Employs an information security management system suitable for its products, services, and processes
  • Provides the resources necessary to support the operation and monitoring of its products and services
  • Ensures that the Passport Hosting Services offering has been designed to meet customer, statutory, and regulatory requirements
  • Monitors, measures, and continually improves the effectiveness of the information security management system, including the implementation of internal audits and a management review process

In addition to attaining the CSA STAR certification, ELM Solutions performs annual SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 audits, and also has achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification for its Passport Hosting Services.

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About ELM Solutions

ELM Solutions was formed by combining the operations of Datacert and TyMetrix, the two Enterprise Legal Management industry leaders. Having pioneered the ELM market, today ELM Solutions is the global market leader, delivering total solutions to address the intricate complexities facing corporate legal departments, law firms, claims departments, and risk and compliance organizations. These solutions enable Fortune® 500 and Fortune Global 500 corporations to make better business decisions, mitigate risk more effectively, work more collaboratively, and ultimately, deliver greater value to their clients. ELM Solutions, which is a business of Wolters Kluwer within its Corporate Legal Services division, has offices throughout North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific, clients in over 190 countries. Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company, had 2013 annual revenues of EUR 3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).