Macquarie Telecom certified as govt cloud provider

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Tuesday, 19 May, 2015

Macquarie Telecom certified as govt cloud provider

Macquarie Telecom has become the first Australian company included in the federal government's list of certified cloud providers.

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has cleared the company to join the Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL) after finding that its services meet the government’s security standards.

Macquarie Telecom was also recently appointed to the Department of Finance’s Cloud Services Panel, and inclusion on the CCSL complements this addition.

“This certification confirms to agencies that Macquarie Telecoms’ cloud infrastructure is suitable for sensitive government data at the ‘Unclassified - DLM’ level,” Aiden Tudehope, Macquarie Telecom managing director and co-founder, said.

“Macquarie Telecom has worked hard to develop a high standard of specialist security capabilities specifically for the government sector. We have invested heavily in a purpose-built government data centre in Canberra and to create a suite of products, including our GovZone secure cloud.”

Major-general Stephen Day, ASD head of cyber and information security, said the certification process is designed to give public sector users confidence in making the move to the cloud.

“We are pleased to be working in partnership with industry to ensure that there is a range or providers who can independently demonstrate that they meet the security needs of government in the cloud space,” he said.

Pictured: Macquarie Telecom's Intellicentre 2, courtesy of Yun Huang Yong under CC.

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