Press Release

Wasabi Earns CJIS Audit & Compliance Expert Seal

November 14, 2017

Boston, MA - November 14, 2017 - Wasabi, the hot storage company, announced today that law enforcement agencies can now rely on them to store and manage valuable criminal justice information in compliance with the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy statute. This policy introduces stringent data privacy and security requirements for all law enforcement agencies. However, the CJIS doesn’t provide formal certification mechanisms and therefore puts the onus on law enforcement agencies to ensure that their IT systems and practices are in compliance. Wasabi has been awarded the official CJIS Audit & Compliance Experts (ACE) Compliance Seal by Diverse Computing, a trusted third party law enforcement agency solution provider with deep CJIS audit and compliance expertise.


Criminal Justice Information data stored in Wasabi maintains the privacy, security and integrity of all important assets, such as biometric data, digital evidence, electronic criminal records, dashboard and body-worn camera video, and other valuable law enforcement agency applications. Wasabi is a trusted CJIS-compliant solution that ensures the physical security of its data centers, employs strong authentication and authorization controls to safeguard infrastructure and services, and encrypts data at rest and in transit to prevent unauthorized information disclosure.


Unlike legacy cloud storage services with confusing storage tiers and complex pricing schemes, Wasabi is easy to understand and implement, and cost-effective to scale. With its predictable and transparent pricing, law enforcement agencies can use Wasabi as a low-cost primary storage option, an economical secondary storage for backup, data recovery, and data migration, or as an affordable and reliable archival storage solution for long-term data retention. With the support of data immutability, agencies also have the option to protect its data from being tampered with or deleted by accident, viruses, or ransomware - a requirement specifically outlined in the CJIS Security Policy.


“We’re excited to deliver our fast, affordable, and secure cloud storage option to budget constrained law enforcement agencies,” says David Friend, CEO of Wasabi. “Since individual agencies are responsible for ensuring their IT systems and practices comply with the CJIS Security Policy, it’s important that they implement strong security systems and practices across all cloud-based infrastructure to fully protect CJI to comply with the CJIS Security Policy requirements, all while staying within their budget. Wasabi can allow agencies to do more with less and remain fully compliant with all local and state regulations.


Together, Wasabi and law enforcement agencies are revolutionizing how to keep valuable data safe with the fastest and most affordable cloud storage option available on the market today and remain fully compliant with CJIS security policy.


About Wasabi:

Wasabi is the hot storage company that delivers fast, low-cost, and reliable cloud storage. Wasabi hot storage is 1/5th the price and 6x the speed of Amazon S3. We hate vendor lock-in, so we made Wasabi 100% compatible with Amazon S3. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the storage industry, making cloud storage a common utility like electricity. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow Wasabi on Twitter at @wasabi_cloud.


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