SkyKick’s Office 365
Tools Achieve HIPAA, Privacy Shield Certification
March 31, 2017
Cloud Backup and SkyKick Migration Suites are now compliant with the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and EU-U.S.
Privacy Shield Framework. The certifications, which come at no
additional cost to existing SkyKick products, provide additional
assurance that sensitive customer data is being handled securely around
"We take data security and privacy very seriously, and our products have
always been in line with important regulations. However, the HIPAA and
Privacy Shield certifications eliminate the overhead of outside
compliance management and provides our partners significant peace of
mind," said Brad Younge, SkyKick co-founder and CTO. "The number of
SkyKick IT partners managing cloud deployments in healthcare and in
Europe has grown tremendously over the past year, and we're working hard
to make it even easier for them to handle sensitive data."
HIPAA provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding
medical information. SkyKick's HIPAA compliance allows partners handling
protected health information (PHI) to meet physical, network and process
security requirements when using SkyKick's products for cloud migration
and backup. Now, if a SkyKick partner works with companies that must
comply with HIPAA regulations, or if it is considering pursuing or
specializing in serving businesses in this industry, SkyKick offers a
HIPAA-compliant platform to migrate, backup and manage customers in the
cloud. In addition, SkyKick will sign HIPAA Business Associate
Agreements (BAA) with partners to meet HIPAA requirements.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework provides companies in both the U.S. and
Europe with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when
transferring personal data between the EU, Switzerland and the U.S.
Compliance with Privacy Shield ensures IT providers can freely move
information between Europe and the U.S. using SkyKick.
SkyKick Cloud Backup provides cloud-to-cloud backup, unlimited storage
and one-click restore of lost Office 365 data. The SkyKick Migration
Suites allow IT consultants, system integrators, managed service
providers, value-added resellers and other IT partners to automate an
entire Office 365 migration project from initial sales to project