Singapore/Hong Kong, 8 December 2014 – Ribose, the world’s first cloud service provider (CSP) certified to Singapore’s Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) program, has recently achieved the highest possible security tier: Level 3.
Initiated by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and launched by SPRING Singapore, the MTCS standard (SS 584:2013) specifies stringent security and operational requirements for CSPs, encouraging adoption of sound risk management and security practices. MTCS Certification specifies three tiers of security levels, with Level 3 being the highest. The Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) has recently launched an accreditation program for MTCS Certification.
Ribose was the first CSP worldwide to achieve MTCS certification in June 2014 with a security tier of Level 1. Following a thorough evaluation by BSI (British Standards Institution), a participating Certification Body for the MTCS standard, Ribose has upgraded its certification to the highest security tier, Level 3 – indicating its platform is suitable for running high-impact workloads, serving business- and mission-critical purposes, and hosting sensitive information as well as highly confidential business data.
“Ribose is proud to be the first Software-as-a-Service (Saas) provider certified to the MTCS standard, and the first SaaS platform to achieve the coveted Level 3 security tier,” explained Ronald Tse, founder of Ribose. “This is a major milestone for Ribose, confirming our platform’s government-approved security standards for handling users' highly sensitive and confidential data.”
Owen Xu, General Manager of BSI Singapore, commented, “BSI takes pride in employing the most stringent auditing standards in the industry. With over 60,000 clients around the globe, our experts have audited many of the world’s largest companies and government organizations that require top-notch security. By achieving MTCS at Level 3, Ribose has demonstrated its platform’s security is indeed world-class.”
Ribose is a cloud collaboration platform that makes working together easy and fun. A forerunner in cloud security, Ribose is the world’s first cloud service provider certified to CSA STAR (CCM 3.0.1) and MTCS. It is also certified to ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 20000 and CDSA CPS standards, and approved by the UK Government’s G-Cloud program for government use.
Ribose is free to use: ribose.com.
BSI (British Standards Institution) helps businesses turn best practices into habits of excellence. As the world’s first national standards body and a founding member of ISO, BSI’s standards inspire excellence across the globe: bsigroup.com.