PTCL has become the first telecom operator in Pakistan to achieve two ISO certifications for its Cloud Infrastructure Services ‘Infrastructure-as-a-Service’, namely ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 27017:2015. The authorities for these standards are International Standards Organization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) respectively. ISO 27017 is basically a Cloud security-specific standard while the ISO/IEC 27000 is a standard the help in keeping all information safe and secure.
PTCL’s Chief Technical and Information Officer, Saad Muzaffar Waraich said, “These international certifications clearly demonstrate PTCL’s recognition of the criticality of securing cloud-based solutions. Our customers trust us with their data, and these certifications ensure that proper controls are in place, not only to secure our platforms but also our customers’ data.”
The cloud infrastructure by PTCL will help the customers to use the computing resources as per their requirements on an OPEX model. They won’t need to spend on a hardware.
Adil Rashid, Chief Digital Services Officer said, “PTCL has set the standard in providing safe and secure solutions to our corporate customers with cloud services security. They can safely utilize our platforms knowing that all their confidential data is protected through multi-layer safety net as provided by international certifications ensuring highest levels of customer satisfaction.”
It is pertinent to mention here that in February Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) and Microsoft signed an agreement namely Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partnership and Service Provider Licensing Agreement Partnership (SPLA). The aim of this agreement was to improve the PTCL cloud services.
Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & CEO, PTCL on the occasion said, “PTCL’s collaboration with Microsoft is a significant step in our efforts to enhance our Digital Solutions offerings to create greater value for our Enterprise and SME Customers, who will now get benefit through best-in-class cloud solutions. We believe that this initiative will be a strong catalyst in the development of the ICT sector in Pakistan.”