Kaleido, the first SaaS Blockchain platform to achieve ISO certification

Phoenix, Arizona, 14 April 2020 – Kaleido, the top-rated digital transformation platform for building and running collaborative business networks, announced today at the Hyperledger Global Forum that it is the first blockchain SaaS platform to receive ISO 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System. 

Anglo-Suisse Capital Limited is a financial adviser to Global Blockchain Ventures, a Kaleido investor.

As organizations adopt open source software to underpin their mission-critical blockchain workloads, businesses and governments have expressed the need for software partners who can provide guarantees around privacy, security, scalability, service level agreements (SLAs), and compliance with mandated core standards. These organizations have legal requirements to keep their customer data secure by proving they are maintaining stringent security policies and best practices. ISO 27001 is a foundational enterprise information security standard.

This ISO certification is evidence that Kaleido has met rigorous international standards in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the Kaleido platform. Kaleido’s ISO 27001 certification attests to externally audited security controls and protection of data. Kaleido’s ISO certification includes controls from ISO 27017 for security of cloud services as well as ISO 27018 for the protection of personally identifiable information.

“Attaining this certification is a big accomplishment for Kaleido,” said Steve Cerveny, Founder & CEO of Kaleido.  “Enterprise is in our DNA. This is an important milestone for our company, giving customers even greater assurance the Kaleido Blockchain-as-a-Service platform is architected and operated in a highly secure and reliable manner, based on exacting, industry-recognized standards.”

“As market leaders look to create new industry ecosystems, they need to build trust with other key industry participants as well as with the small and medium businesses whose participation is crucial to the success of these networks. The business economics for their networks are achieved when they can successfully scale by onboarding these members”,  said Sophia Lopez, Founder & Chief Operating Officer of Kaleido. “We’ve seen that ISO 27000 certification is often a prerequisite for stakeholders to make the business decision to participate in these blockchain-based ecosystems.”

ISO 27001:2013 is an information security standard published by the International Organization for Standardization, the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards, and the International Electrotechnical Commission. 

As the only globally accepted information security standard, an ISO 27001 certification demonstrates that companies have put the full spectrum of security best practices in place. It also demonstrates that the certified company has a mature, managed and verifiable approach to information security that encompasses not just risk, but also compliance and governance.

Kaleido’s certification was issued by A-lign, an independent and accredited certification body based in the United States, upon successful completion of a formal audit process.  

Kaleido, the top-rated BaaS platform for building and running collaborative blockchain networks, is the first blockchain SaaS platform to achieve ISO certification.  

“This certification is evidence that Kaleido has met rigorous international standards in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the Kaleido’s full-stack Blockchain-as-a-Service platform. Just as our production-grade service level agreement (SLA) for blockchain consortia across seamless cloud and hybrid deployments represents a ‘first-in-industry’ assurance to blockchain participants, today we’ve announced another example of Kaleido’s commitment to enterprise-level support for today’s modern business networks.  This ISO certification demonstrates how Kaleido and its customers continue to lead the way in the enterprise blockchain space,” adds Steve.

More information can be found at https://kaleido.io/kaleido-blockchain-platform-iso-27001-certification/