Los Angeles and Stockholm 11, March 2021. Convergent and ftrack today announce the successful completion of ftrack’s cloud and application security assessment for its Academy Award-honoured production tracking and media review platforms (ftrack Review, Studio and cineSync) hosted in its multi-cloud infrastructure.
Security assessments for cloud environments have become increasingly relevant in the COVID era, as content owners take advantage of post-production solutions that offer the scalability and versatility of post-production in the cloud. In recent years, the media and entertainment sector has focused on finding ways to assess the security posture of the many new applications hosted in cloud environments to ensure their content is safe at each stage of the creative process.
Magnus Eklov, ftrack CTO commented: We take security very seriously at ftrack. We chose Convergent Risks for our most-recent security assessment for several reasons; they know the creative industry and its security challenges, and offered a new dimension into the security review, going beyond the platform and cloud. Convergent’s evaluation was comprehensive and professional, and stands as an important milestone in ftrack’s continued dedication to security.”
Mathew Gilliat-Smith, EVP at Convergent Risks said: “Convergent has been expanding its cloud and application resource over the last few years with the addition of highly qualified cloud security subject matter experts who bring the required experience to conduct cloud security assessments relevant to the media and entertainment sector.” He went on to say: “The methodology we use, which has been shared with the Studios and associated trade bodies, aggregates the recognized industry security controls with cloud provider and MPA best practice. It has been a pleasure to work with the ftrack team who proactively and rigorously assess their security capability.”
About Convergent Risks
Convergent Risks is a principal provider of risk assessment and compliance services with offices in the US, UK and India and representation across EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Our global team of qualified assessors undertake site and cloud based security assessments efficiently and based on a competitive pricing model. Additional services include web app and infrastructure penetration testing; cloud configuration vulnerability scanning; pre-assessment and remediation consultancy; the Sanctum Hub management portal; SOC2/ISO/NIST readiness; privacy compliance; and policy development. Convergent will be participating at the HPA Tech Retreat Conference and Innovation Zone next week.
ftrack is the creator of Academy Award-winning project management platform ftrack Studio, the Academy Award- and Emmy-winning desktop media review platform cineSync, and the browser-based media review platform ftrack Review. ftrack aims to make creative project management and media approval simple, efficient, and collaborative by replacing thousands of emails and confusing spreadsheets with easily accessible interfaces that make it easy to securely collaborate with anyone, anywhere in the world. ftrack’s clients regularly win prestigious awards for the high level of quality they produce across blockbuster films, triple-A games, eye-catching advertising campaigns, and stunning animations.