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Certifications and Security Programs

Skytap builds and operates in accordance with security best practices and will provide comprehensive documentation in support of the following:

  • SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type 2
  • EU-US Privacy Shield Certified
  • nGuard penetration testing
  • 24/7 application security scanning
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity plan
  • Network Vulnerability Scanning

Product Security

Skytap offers a host of product features to ensure that its customers’ cloud environments remain secure:

  • Standard, encrypted SSL over HTTPS communications
  • Role-based access controls – user, groups, departments, and company wide configuration options
  • Resource-based access controls via Sharing Portal and Projects
  • Security-based access controls – password, IP, Browser, API token, and Federated authentication / single sign-on (SSO) using SAML 2.0
  • Audit logs per user, department, project, and region
  • Dedicated regions
  • Direct connect
  • IPsec site-to-site VPN
  • Public Internet blocking

Architected for Security

Every component used to build the Skytap platform has been selected or built with security in mind:

  • Data at rest is secured using virtualized network-attached datastores, which are destroyed when detached from their owners
  • Environment networks are assigned unique VLANs as defined by IEEE 802.1Q, ensuring that all machines and appliances, physical or virtual, only receive the packets addressed to them
  • VLAN tags and switch provisioning are managed within the Skytap platform and remain invisible to virtual machines and users, preventing sniffing or forging
  • Networks between Skytap customer accounts cannot be connected without a mutual IPsec VPN tunnel

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