IBM Cloud IaaS and PaaS attained Information System Security Management and Assessment Program (ISMAP) Registration for all public global MZR data centers.

ISMAP is a Japanese government program to assess the security of public cloud service providers (CSPs). The purpose of ISMAP is to provide a common set of security standards for CSPs to comply with as a baseline requirement for government procurement. Based on JIS Q(ISO/IEC) 27001 and 27002 on information security and JIS Q(ISO/IEC) 27017 on information security for cloud service, ISMAP introduces security requirements for the cloud domains, practices and procedures that CSPs must implement.

The Independent Administrative Agency Information-Technology Promotion Agency (IPA) provides guidance related to the implementation of controls and approves independent third-party auditors who evaluate and register CSPs and their services to ensure they meet the security requirements set by the Japanese government.

By engaging with an ISMAP-certified cloud service provider, government agencies can be assured that the CSP has implemented a robust information security program that is periodically audited.

Government departments and agencies can now accelerate their cloud transformation journey by partnering with IBM Cloud without the added burden and cost of agency-led assessments for a common set of security standards.

On March 16, 2023, IBM Cloud IaaS and PaaS registration was listed on the ISMAP website (listing is in Japanese)

IBM Cloud Services in scope

  • IBM Cloud Backup
  • IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers
  • IBM Cloud Block Storage
  • IBM Cloud Container Registry
  • IBM Cloud Direct Link (on Classic “1.0”; Connect, Dedicated, Dedicated Hosting, Exchange)
  • IBM Cloud File Storage
  • IBM Cloud Hardware Security Module
  • IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service and Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud
  • IBM Cloud Load Balancer
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage (IaaS)
  • IBM Cloud Secrets Manager
  • IBM Cloud Virtual Servers
  • IBM Event Streams for IBM Cloud (Enterprise)
  • IBM Event Streams for IBM Cloud (Standard)
  • IBM Key Protect for IBM Cloud
  • IPSec VPN
  • SAP-Certified Cloud Infrastructure

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