A Conversation with ixlayer’s CTO, Vahid Kowsari: Celebrating our HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification


We’re delighted to share some exciting news with you! The ixlayer platform residing at Amazon Web Services (AWS) has achieved HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certification, a significant milestone that reflects our commitment to data security. We sat down with Vahid Kowsari, our Chief Technology Officer, to discuss the journey and the implications of this accomplishment.

Q: Congratulations on the HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification! Can you tell us what it means for ixlayer?

Vahid: Thank you! Achieving this certification is a major accomplishment for us. It signifies that our platform meets the most rigorous industry standards for data security and privacy. Essentially, this certification validates our commitment to data security and demonstrates our dedication to maintaining the highest industry standards. 

Q: Can you speak to the importance of data security in the health tech space?

Vahid: In an era where data breaches are increasingly common, data security is paramount – especially in healthcare. It’s about more than protecting data, it’s about building and maintaining trust with our customers. Our HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification demonstrates that ixlayer is a company that prioritizes data security.

Q: What benefits does this bring to ixlayer customers?

Vahid: For our customers – health plan partners, providers, retailers, and biopharma organizations – this certification means peace of mind. They can be confident that we have robust systems in place to protect sensitive data and reduce the risk of a security breach.

Q: Can you tell us about the journey to achieving HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification?

Vahid: Achieving this certification was no small feat. It required years of work from a cross-functional team. We had to thoroughly examine our processes and systems, make ongoing necessary improvements, and undergo a comprehensive third-party audit.

Q: In addition to the HITRUST Risk-based Certification, ixlayer is also SOC2, GXP and HIPAA compliant. What’s next, from a security standpoint?

Vahid: While we’re extremely proud of this achievement, and see it as the highest security certification achieved to date, we’re not resting on our laurels. We’ll continue to enhance our security measures and maintain the high standards set by HITRUST. Our customers can expect us to remain committed to delivering secure and engaging health tech solutions.

Q: Any final words for our readers?

Vahid: We’d like to say a big thank you to all our customers for their trust in us. As we celebrate this milestone, we look forward to continuing to serve you with the secure, reliable, and innovative healthcare solutions you deserve.

There you have it, folks! A big thanks to Vahid, our CTO, for taking the time to explain the significance of our HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year Certification. Learn more about our commitment to security at ixlayer.com/technology/ or view our press release on the topic.