Clientis AG has been a customer of nine for website hosting of the 15 Clientis banks and Clientis AG since 2012. Due to the new requirements of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) relating to outsourced activities, a FINMA-compliant solution was needed for hosting and sending the Clientis e-newsletter in 2015.
Since nine was adding the security aspect to its product range at this time and Clientis AG was very satisfied with the cooperation, Clientis decided to go with their proven partner. Further advantages offered by nine were the existing know-how of the Clientis setup and the cooperation with the Internet agency Liip AG, which had developed the Clientis website.
The trend for certified hosting solutions is rising – because this is the only way to make sure that the desired requirements are consistently met. The ISO 27001-certified data centre enables nine to meet these requirements without any problems and provide banks with support in accordance with the FINMA requirements (Circular 08/7 “Outsourcing banks”).
Since a secure data centre constitutes only a small part of physical information security and does not guarantee systematic information security, nine has made the decision to certify the entire company. This allows nine to guarantee systematic information security according to ISO 27001:2013 – and to do so for Managed, Root or Colocation products. This means that Clientis AG receives a consistently reliable process from nine covering all requirements with respect to ISO 27001.
From our point of view, everything went perfectly in implementing the new hosting solution; nine was a highly cooperative, proactive and responsive partner. Our needs were and continue to be very well identified and implemented.