UnifyCloud Announces A GDPR Sustainability Assessment Solution
A powerful solution to help sustain GDPR compliance while lowering costs and effort to do so.
Redmond, Washington, April 3, 2018 â€“ At the Microsoft GDPR Partner Summit held on the Microsoft campus, CloudAtlas Inc and UnifyCloud LLC announced its latest solution CloudReconÂ® for the GDPR. The focus of this solution is to help organizations answer three critical questions to lower their cost, and improve their efficiency, of meeting and remaining in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
- Does your organizationâ€™s current on-premises IT environment, and elements of Cloud services you use, support your ability to sustain GDPR compliance over time?
- Where is your organization on its journey toward GDPR compliance as measured by your specific progress on key requirements of the GDPR?
- What is the maturity of your Cybersecurity and Data Protection program, in general, against an industry-driven controls framework that will help you sustain GDPR compliance?
As noted by Norm Barber, UnifyCloud Managing Director and lead contributor to many of Microsoftâ€™s GDPR white papers, â€œOrganizations need to focus beyond the enforcement date coming up on May 25, 2018 and get ready of compliance sustainability over time.â€
â€œRemember,â€ Norm added, â€œthe EU Data Protection Directive that the GDPR supersedes, going from a general directive to an EU-wide law, was in effect for over 20 years. Organizations need to prepare for the long-haul with the GDPR underpinned by IT capabilities like those available from Microsoft. This is definitely NOT once and done.â€
CloudReconÂ® for the GDPR uses the same leading analytics built into CloudReconÂ® for Cloud readiness assessment and Cybersecurity risk assessment and the automated report generation capabilities of UnifyCloudâ€™s Assessment Insights Service (AIS). It integrates UnifyCloudâ€™s GDPR Framework released in 2017 used for GDPR compliance in Microsoft Cloud solutions.
CloudReconÂ® for the GDPR goes beyond a set of key readiness questions and adds an analysis of what an organization actually has in place today for IT infrastructure and Cybersecurity and Data Protection solutions based on IT discovery tools such the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit or other IT discovery tools. This is a data-driven gap analysis critical for GDPR compliance sustainability.
In the first release of CloudReconÂ® for the GDPR, scheduled for late April 2018, the IT GDPR capabilities analysis will cover Microsoft product / service features focused on GDRP compliance including: Windows client, Windows server, SQL server, Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. CloudReconÂ® also uses a database of over 300 leading Cybersecurity and Data Protection solutions.
â€œOnce an organization runs and uploads IT discovery data into CloudReconÂ® and answers some questions on their GDPR compliance progress, they will have a comprehensive GDPR assessment report literally in minutes that provides an overall evaluation of their ability to sustain GDPR compliance well beyond the enforcement date coming up in May 2018.â€, stated Vivek Bhatnagar, UnifyCloudâ€™s CTO.
About UnifyCloud LLC
Based in Redmond, Washington, UnifyCloud LLC is a rapidly growing and successful, Microsoft Gold Partner and technology provider and consultancy, with a development and operations center in Noida, India. The company was ranked #353 on the Inc. 5000 list for 2015, is a Microsoft Gold Partner, and a Tier 1 Cloud Solutions Provider. For more information, visit www.unifycloud.com
UnifyCloudâ€™s CloudAtlas suite of Cloud-based solutions are designed to help organizations determine their best Cloud migration strategy, quickly move to Office 365 and Azure IaaS, PaaS and Stack; and monitor these Cloud environments to manage cost, security and compliance. The suite includes:
- CloudSupervisorÂ® for Azure
- CloudSupervisorÂ® for Office 365
Additional information on these CloudAtlas solutions can be found at https://www.cloudatlasinc.com