ELM Solutions offers Passport hosting in a reliable and secure private cloud environment, fully managed by Wolters Kluwer technology experts and our secure hosting provider(s). Our hosting services are grounded in the three core principles of information security: Confidentiality, integrity, and availability. We have hosting options in both the United States and the European Union to meet our clients’ global business and regulatory requirements.


Benefits of Passport dedicated hosting services:

  • High security
    • Market-leading commitment to the highest standards for data security, confidentiality, and privacy
    • Each Passport client’s hosted application and data are protected by the utmost levels of security, including:
      • State-of-the-art hosting facilities
      • Dual firewalls
      • Multiple layers of network security controls
    • Advanced encryption capabilities ensure in-transit data protection from end-to-end
    • Industry-standard AES encryption on all at-rest data
  • Private cloud infrastructure
    • Designed, built, and maintained by ELM Solutions to optimize the performance, scalability, and availability of our hosted Passport solutions
    • Dedicated infrastructure ensures the highest levels of data security and control
    • Scalability to meet the growth demands of the world’s largest corporations
  • Audits and compliance
    • ELM Solutions routinely undergoes third-party audits to test and validate our strict security controls, including:
      • Annual SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 audits of both ELM Solutions and our hosting provider
      • Quarterly third-party penetration testing to evaluate system and network security
    • ELM Solutions has achieved and maintains certifications that offer Passport clients independent assurance that our internal controls meet rigorous standards for information security and business continuity, including:
      • ISO 27001:2013 certification for the information security management system supporting Passport global hosting solutions
      • HiTrust certified
      • FISMA certification and accreditation based on the NIST 800-53 Security Controls (approved for use by the FDIC)
      • Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Star certification based on an evaluation of the ELM Solutions maturity level across the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix security standard
  • Reduced upfront and long-term IT costs
    • No cost to purchase and maintain additional hardware or server software
    • Internal IT staff not necessary for server administration, upgrades, maintenance, backups, security, or monitoring
    • Reduced and predictable total cost of ownership (TCO); hidden costs related to equipment issues or failures avoided
  • Robust performance and reliability
    • 99.5% uptime guarantee (excluding scheduled maintenance)
    • No worries about performance bottlenecks or upgrades
    • High performance levels maintained even as client needs evolve
  • Global support
    • Hosting services available in the US and Europe, which allows client solutions to be hosted in a location that meets necessary regulatory or business requirements
    • Both ELM Solutions and our hosting provider are safe harbor-certified to support clients’ compliance efforts addressing both EU and Swiss data privacy laws
  • Rapid deployment and support
    • No equipment to purchase or configuration hassles
    • Eliminates reliance on internal IT resources
    • Quick solution deployment for faster ROI realization
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity
    • Flexible disaster recovery options ensure protection and recovery of vital data and environments
    • Hosting can include near-real-time replication of production environment and data to a geographically disparate disaster recovery site
    • Daily full database backups and hourly transactional-level backups