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Alibaba Cloud achieves TPN certification

Recognises company's effort to deliver industry-leading levels of security

Alibaba Cloud has become the first public Cloud vendor in the world to obtain Trusted Partner Network (TPN) certification.

Alibaba Group said the certification validates the company’s offering of a highly secure, dependable, flexible and scalable Cloud-based platform.

The TPN is a joint venture between the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA). Its goal is to help companies to ensure content security, prevent leaks, breaches, and hacks of films and TV shows before they are released, by creating a single, central global directory of ‘trusted partner’ vendors.

The certification satisfies content producers that Alibaba Cloud’s use of industry best practices ensures that its solutions, facilities, people and workflows are secure, as certified by experienced industry evaluators.

A number of Alibaba’s solutions were tested, including its Object Storage Service, Express Connect, Cloud Storage Gateway and Key Management Service.

“By completing the on-premises TPN audit process successfully, Alibaba Cloud demonstrates its mature abilities in securing media content with its facility and infrastructure capabilities,” said Drew Branch, senior security consultant at Independent Security Evaluators. “As the future of media productions is shifting to public Cloud platforms, it is essential for vendors like Alibaba Cloud to pioneer innovations that will propel the advancement of the entertainment industry in a digital era.”

“With such high value and sensitive assets to protect, production houses are naturally drawn to the solutions that offer the highest levels of security,” added Yuanbin Zheng, head of security compliance and privacy at Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “Not only does the TPN certification recognise the effort that Alibaba Cloud has made to deliver industry-leading levels of security, it also acknowledges the dependability, flexibility and scalability of our Cloud-based platform.

“Furthermore, as the first public Cloud vendor to be accredited with the TPN certification, the accolade further reinforces Alibaba Cloud’s market-leading position as well as its solutions’ now proven ability to meet the needs of the entertainment industry.”