Alvarez Technology Group Completes MSP/Cloud Verify Certification
Alvarez Technology Group today announced that it has completed MSPAlliance’s MSP/Cloud Verify Program (MSPCV) certification process, the oldest certification program for cloud computing and managed services providers. The MSPCV is based on the 10 control objectives of the Unified Certification Standard for Cloud & MSPs.
The MSPCV was the first certification created specifically for the managed services and cloud industry. Every certification comes with a written report with the entire process documented, validated and signed by a 3rd party accounting firm. The MSPCV has been reviewed by governmental agencies and regulatory bodies across the globe and used and accepted in 5 continents around the world.
“The MSPCV certification is a rigorous certification process that benchmarks and verifies the quality of the company providing cloud and/or managed services,” said Charles Weaver, MSPAlliance CEO. “We are very proud to have Alvarez Technology Group undertake this critical milestone for cloud and MSPs.
MSP/Cloud Verify Program
The UCS consists of 10 control objectives and underlying controls that constitute crucial building blocks of a successful managed services (and cloud computing) practice. Once the provider’s organization has completed all MSPCV documentation on all applicable control objectives (with the assistance of MSPAlliance’s readiness assessments, gap analysis, helpful templates and consulting) the results are then examined by an independent third-party accounting firm for verification and signing of a public-facing report.
As with any other substantive certification, the MSPCV certification must be renewed annually. The MSPCV was the first certification created specifically for the managed services and cloud industry. The MSPCV has been reviewed by governmental agencies and regulatory bodies across the globe and is used and accepted in 5 continents around the world.
Customers who select a company that is part of the MSPCV can also rest assured that their IT solution provider has met and exceeded the following standards dealing with:
- Objective 1: Governance,
- Objective 2: Policies and Procedures,
- Objective 3: Confidentiality and Privacy,
- Objective 4: Change Management,
- Objective 5: Service Operations Management,
- Objective 6: Information Security,
- Objective 7: Data Management,
- Objective 8: Physical Security,
- Objective 9: Billing and Reporting, and
- Objective 10: Corporate Health.
The MSPCV certification report is signed by a third-party accounting firm.
About Alvarez Technology Group
As a Strategic Technology Partner, Alvarez Technology Group, Inc. has been in business since 2001 and provides world-class technology solutions to small- and mid-sized businesses, including strategic planning, network management and 24×7 monitoring, the integration of computers and telephones, data security and backup, and expert IT consulting. They enable GREAT organizations to accomplish BIG THINGS using technology, empowering their clients to grow with the right technology and smart systems management. For more information, contact Ronni Alvarez at (831) 753-7677 X1013 or [email protected]. Visit Alvarez Technology Group, Inc. online at www.alvareztg.com.
MSPAlliance® is a global industry association and accrediting body for the Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry. Established in 2000 with the objective of helping MSPs become better MSPs. Today, MSPAlliance has more than 30,000 cloud computing and managed service provider corporate members across the globe and works in a collaborative effort to assist its members, along with foreign and domestic governments, on creating standards, setting policies and establishing best practices. For more information, visit http://www.mspalliance.com/