As one of the top cloud managed service providers in Arkansas, Mainstream Technologies is demonstrating a commitment to quality IT services by maintaining two of the MSPAlliance’s most significant certifications — MSP Verify and Cyber Verify.
The evaluation process for these certifications is rigorous, comprehensive, and helps Mainstream identify and eliminate gaps in our internal processes. These certifications demonstrate that Mainstream has achieved a level of compliance, competence, and customer service that exceeds industry norms. MSPAlliance certifications are renewed annually, a process that requires independent review and verification.
Governance and Security
There are several important characteristics to look for when vetting any potential technology partner. A good place to start is with standards and certifications developed by the MSPAlliance, an international association of managed IT and cloud service providers. The requirements are continually reviewed and updated by government and regulatory bodies to ensure they keep pace with industry developments while providing forward-looking guidance.
The MSP Verify certification requires that we demonstrate we meet essential control objectives for IT governance, cybersecurity, physical security, confidentiality, privacy, and data management. It also requires us to adhere to a vendor assessment policy that evaluates the level of risk each vendor brings to us and what steps we have taken to validate the credentials of the vendor.
The Cyber Verify certification is designed to help customers assess our cybersecurity practices. The certification evaluates the security of our internal service delivery processes as well as business continuity procedures and cyber-risk management.
Mainstream has achieved an “AAA” risk assurance rating — the highest of the association’s three rating tiers. Less than 1 percent of the global MSP community has achieved a AAA Cyber Verify rating.
Outsourcing Managed Services can deliver substantial benefits to the client. To achieve these results, companies should perform careful due diligence when selecting a technology partner. Certifications such as those from the MSPAlliance can be helpful for identifying technology partners that are committed to adhering to a strict code of ethics and standards that can help guide the decision-making process.
ABOUT MAINSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES
Mainstream Technologies delivers a full range of IT services in Arkansas and the surrounding region including IT management and consulting custom software development, and cybersecurity. We also offer industry-leading data center services in our Little Rock facilities. Established in 1996, Mainstream has earned a reputation for delivering quality, reliable, and professional technology services for public- and private-sector customers across the United States.