Company: Ethical Advocate
Carpathia Services: Managed Hosting, Compliance
Ethical Advocate (EA) is one of the country’s leading companies providing comprehensive ethics and compliance solutions, including confidential/anonymous hotlines and ethics and compliance training. Its services are essential in meeting Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and other regulatory requirements. EA is a hotline provider to many government contractors, nationally branded companies and government agencies and also provides online and live ethics trainings to meet FAR, Federal Sentencing Guidelines and other requirements.
Given the nature of its work, data security has always been at the top of Ethical Advocate’s requirements. However, after being approached to provide safe, secure and anonymous hotline services to the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, NC, Ethical Advocate needed to find a hosting provider capable of hosting its servers in a compliant facility, meeting the extensive and complex requirements of FISMA compliance.
Carpathia Hosting’s commitment to secure hosting environments is most visible at its flagship security location, the Vault. After a comprehensive review of the market, Ethical Advocate was drawn to Carpathia’s solutions and knew that the Vault was the most secure turnkey FISMA-compliant hosting facility it could find. This Tier III data center is the most secure federally-compliant data center in the industry, providing the maximum security available among commercial and federal data centers. Executing on a defense-in-depth strategy, Carpathia leverages its integration and compliant operational activities on a physical, systems and infrastructure level for all Vault-hosted customers.
Now that EA is deployed in the Vault and is able to meet the very strict requirements of FISMA compliance, the company now provides its services not only to the VA, but numerous federal government contractors also requiring the highest level of data security.
“Given the nature of our work, data security has always been at the top of our requirements list, but in order to become the ethics hotline provider for the Durham VA Medical Center, we needed to become compliant with FISMA. We could not have achieved FISMA compliance without Carpathia’s compliant hosting and its outstanding customer service. The team worked with us every step along the way and continues to as our needs evolve.”
President of Ethical Advocate