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Acquia officially receives 'protected' stamp from IRAP assessment

By Catherine Knowles
Tue 16 Nov 2021

Acquia, the digital experience company, has announced that it has successfully completed an Infosec Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment.

This confirms that Acquia Drupal Cloud has achieved the Australian government security status of Protected on selected deployments, Acquia states.

According to the company, the new status provides strong assurance for Australian government agencies using Drupal Cloud to assemble and deploy digital experiences.

The IRAP assessment, which was conducted by a certified third-party, ensures cloud services are secured with automated and comprehensive security controls for authorised use by the Australian government.

Based on open source Drupal, Drupal Cloud is designed to allow organisations to quickly and securely assemble and deploy digital experiences such as websites, portals, microsites and mobile apps, the company states.

Australian government agencies can now deploy the version of Drupal Cloud which best matches their requirements to leverage scalability, elasticity and data sharing for quick, secure and governed access to their entire network of data, Acquia states.

Acquia General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, Steven Hayes says, “The completion of the IRAP assessment enables Acquia to work closely with all Australian government agencies on their website implementations and hosting, while ensuring even greater security.”

Hayes continues, “Meeting IRAP compliance at the Protected level signifies Acquia's continued investment in our security posture, as well as the region and public sector.

"We look forward to working with Australian government departments and assisting them with their Drupal Cloud requirements. Australian government agencies can now purchase Drupal Cloud via the AWS Marketplace.

"This provides substantial savings for agencies already using AWS to reduce paperwork and streamline the RFP process. Any purchase of Drupal Cloud via AWS Marketplace will apply toward each agency's cloud usage benefits.”

Acquia is a founding member of the Drupal Steward Program, a web application firewall introduced by the Drupal Association and operated with the Drupal Security team.

Acquia has implemented Drupal Steward protection across the entire Drupal Cloud platform. This provides seamless, immediate protection to customers by blocking malicious requests, giving their IT teams time to test and implement security updates on their own timelines, the company states.

Globally, over the last few years, Acquia's solutions and cloud platform technology have also achieved the following security levels: FedRAMP, ISO27001, SERVICE ORGANIZATION CONTROL (SOC 2) TYPE II, Federal Education Records Privacy Act (FERPA), HIPAA and PCI-DSS, and now IRAP accreditation.

Broadly speaking, Acquia is focused on aiding brands to create better digital customer experiences on a global scale.

With open source Drupal at its core, the Acquia Digital Experience Platform (DXP) is designed for marketers, developers and IT operations teams at global organisations, helping them to compose and deploy digital products and services that engage customers, enhance conversions and help the business stand out.

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