Hunt Valley, MD – September 14th, 2022 – Data Networks today announced that it has successfully completed the MSPAlliance’s MSP Verify Program (MSPV) certification process, the oldest certification program for cloud computing and managed services providers. The MSPV is based on the Unified Certification StandardTM (UCS) for Cloud and Managed Service Providers and developed by the International Association of Cloud and Managed Service Providers.
“The MSPV certification is a rigorous process that benchmarks and verifies the quality of the company providing cloud and/or managed services,” said Celia Weaver, MSPAlliance® president. “We are very proud to have Data Networks as a member of this elite community of MSPs and cloud providers.”
MSP 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 MSPV 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 certification of this type, the MSPV certification must be renewed annually. The MSPV was the first certification created specifically for the managed services and cloud industry. The MSPV 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 MSPV 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,
Objective 10: Corporate Health.
About MSP Alliance
MSPAlliance® is a global industry association and accrediting body for the Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry. Established in 2000 to help MSPs become better MSPs. Today, MSPAlliance works with cloud computing and managed service provider corporate members worldwide in a collaborative effort to assist its members, along with foreign and domestic governments, in creating standards, setting policies, and establishing best practices. For more information, visit www.mspalliance.com.
Data Networks is a premier provider of IT solutions focused on simplifying enterprise IT for education, government, healthcare, and mid-market commercial customers. For nearly 40 years, we have developed unique competencies, proven processes, and strong manufacturer relationships that ensure project success. Our capabilities include the delivery of complete solutions around Client Computing, Data Center, Networking, Cyber Security, Cloud Services, Audio Video, Managed Compliance, and Managed Services.