MSPAlliance® recognition highlights company’s focus on transparency, cybersecurity best practices for clients
San Jose, Calif., Feb. 4, 2021 – ZAG Technical Services, Inc., award-winning IT consulting firm, managed services and IT security provider, today announced it has completed the MSPAlliance® MSP Verify Program certification process, highlighting the firm’s dedication to delivering technology as a competitive advantage. As part of the process, ZAG also received the Cyber Verify™ AA Risk Assurance Rating, which brings its clients greater transparency and assurance when it comes to ZAG’s cybersecurity practices.
“The MSP Verify certification is a rigorous process that benchmarks and verifies the quality of the company providing cloud and/or managed services,” said Celia Weaver, President, MSPAlliance. “We are very proud to have ZAG Technical Services as a member of this elite community of MSPs and cloud providers.”
Both MSP Verify and Cyber Verify are based on the Unified Certification Standard™ (UCS) for Cloud and Managed Service Providers and developed by the International Association of Cloud and Managed Service Providers. The UCS consists of 10 control objectives and underlying controls that constitute crucial building blocks of a successful managed services (and cloud computing) practice. Once ZAG completed all the MSP Verify documentation on all applicable control objectives, the results were examined by an independent third-party accounting firm for verification and delivered as part of a public-facing report.
“This certification process serves as a good indicator that the work we’re doing for our clients, the processes we’ve adopted, and the results we’ve delivered are making a real difference for our organization as an MSP,” said Christie Fisher, Vice President of Service Delivery, ZAG. “We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the value we bring to our clients, and achieving certifications to match those efforts is a testament to our work toward continuous improvement.”
MSP Cyber Verify Risk Assurance Rating
The Cyber Verify Risk Assurance Rating, part of the MSP Verify audit process, evaluates many different aspects of a company’s service delivery, paying particular attention to security. Cyber Verify assesses internal service delivery practices, business continuity of the provider, cyber insurance usage, and many other characteristics that are important in the evaluation process of customers seeking out professional and secure providers. More specifically, the AA rating evaluates the provider’s cyber security practices at a specific point in time.
“Today, more than ever, the consumer needs assurance when it comes to matters of cyber security and IT risk. We congratulate ZAG Technical Services on their exemplary display of dedication towards providing one of the highest levels of assurance possible to the consumer,” said Weaver. “Less than 5% of the global MSP community has achieved an AA Cyber Verify rating, placing ZAG in an elite group of managed service and cloud providers worldwide.”
“We know that cybercrime represents a substantial risk to disrupt many industries, including agribusiness. It’s essential for ZAG to take a proactive approach to protect our clients in these industries,” said Greg Gatzke, President, ZAG. “Bringing in a third-party to audit ZAG offers our clients peace of mind knowing that we’re securing their data and protecting their systems so that they can get back to matters most: running their business.”
MSPAlliance® is a global industry association and accrediting body for the Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry. Established in 2000 with the objective of helping MSPs become better MSPs. Today, MSPAlliance has a robust and global reach of cloud computing and managed service provider members across the globe and works in a collaborative effort to assist its members, along with foreign and domestic governments, on creating standards, setting policies, and establishing best practices. Click here for more information.
About ZAG Technical Services
ZAG Technical Services, Inc. (ZAG) is an award-winning IT consulting firm specializing in network infrastructure, security, disaster recovery, virtualization, cloud computing services, and remote access. ZAG enables clients to succeed with digital transformation solutions by delivering even greater value in IT assessments, consulting, managed services, and support. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and with offices in Salinas, CA, Meridian, ID, ZAG serves businesses throughout the Northwest United States. To learn more about ZAG Technical Services, contact us or call +1 408.383.2000.
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