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HIPAA Compliant Hosting Services and Solutions

HIPAA Compliant Hosting by Atlantic.Net™ is SOC 2 and SOC 3 certified, HIPAA and HITECH audited and designed to secure and protect critical health data, electronic protected health information (ePHI), and records. We are audited by qualified, independent third-party auditing firms to demonstrate our leading security and compliance services.

Whether you're looking for comprehensive, fully managed HIPAA compliant hosting solutions for your HIPAA servers or unmanaged hosting solutions, we can assist you with all your HIPAA compliance hosting needs. Our high-performance HIPAA-Compliant Website, Database, and Storage servers are available as both Dedicated Servers and Cloud-based HIPAA compliant environments and backed by our 100% uptime SLA.

The web hosting platform is secured to industry standards and provides a highly durable, feature-rich solution, powered by the latest tech, offering breakneck performance - available in both dedicated and cloud server environments and backed by our 100% uptime SLA.

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Here is a brief video demonstrating our HIPAA hosting solution capabilities.


HIPAA-Compliant Web Hosting

HIPAA-Compliant Web Hosting plans provide ultra-fast data processing capability in a highly available HIPAA server. The fast loading speeds of our highly available HIPAA-compliant web servers come with security safeguards, high performance, and guaranteed reliability.

HIPAA Web Hosting Features

Our HIPAA Windows and Linux dedicated server packages are designed to help you comply with the HIPAA Security Rule and pricing for HIPAA dedicated servers is discounted based on term commitment.

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Windows HIPAA Compliant Hosting

Need Windows? No problem!

Our HIPAA-Compliant Windows Hosting supports all version of:

  • Windows Server 2022
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008

If you are running older versions of Windows we can still help. Get in touch today!

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Linux HIPAA Compliant Hosting

Need Linux? No problem!

In addition to FreeBSD and Arch Linux, our HIPAA-Complient Linux Hosting supports:

  • Ubuntu
  • Debian
  • Rocky Linux
  • CentOS
  • Oracle Linux
  • Fedora and many more!
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One-Click HIPAA-Compliant

These preconfigured apps start in seconds and with only a few click of a mouse. The apps include:

  • WordPress
  • Nextcloud
  • MySQL
  • cPanel/WHM
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HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Hosting and Storage

The Cloud Hosting and Storage service is audited and certified to the required standards of the HIPAA Security Rule by an independent third party. The service is architected for enhanced privacy and ultra-secure access controls; the result is all the benefits of the cloud in a consumable, compliant service.

HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Storage is ideal for mission-critical applications without having to compromise speed, security, and reliability; it’s ideal for storing large datasets, file transfer, file storage, online storage, imaging, and health records that require enhanced encryption.

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HIPAA-Compliant Secure Block Storage (SBS)

Atlantic.Net’s SBS is user-friendly, highly redundant, easily accessible, and scalable. The system is ideal for running a mission-critical HIPAA-compliant application platform that requires robust and scalable block storage. Need to run large queries on datasets? No problem! SBS has low latency and high performance for any HIPAA-compliant cloud storage workload.

For more information click here to learn more about our Secure Block Storage (SBS).

HIPAA Compliant Database Solutions

Need a secured, reliable, and high-performance database? We’ve got you covered!

Security, scalability, high-speed data transfers, and performance are the focus of our HIPAA Database Hosting Solutions. Atlantic.Net’s HIPAA Database solutions offer fast provisioning, ongoing management, and round-the-clock monitoring of your databases.

Our superfast solutions work with a variety of SQL platforms, both proprietary and open source. Whether you are hosting sensitive healthcare records or large data sets and images, you can rest assured that your databases will be backed by our 100% uptime SLA!

Supported Databases

Atlantic.Net’s HIPAA Database solutions offer fast provisioning, ongoing management, and round-the-clock monitoring of your databases. We understand that system performance is critical in supporting your business performance, we provide:

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Microsoft SQL (MSSQL):

Microsoft SQL Server can support small or large data warehouses in a user-friendly package. Data is secured with Always-On encryption technology, row-level security, dynamic data masking, transparent data encryption (TDE), and robust auditing.

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MySQL features easy access and interaction with the server. Triggers, stored procedures, and views enhance development efficiency and productivity. It is faster, cost-effective, and reliable, and a solid security layer of MySQL protects sensitive data from intruders.

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Why Choose Atlantic.Net?

What is the Atlantic.Net difference? Why should you trust Atlantic.Net with
protected health information (PHI)? This is why:

  • Celebrating 25 years of excellence
  • 100% Uptime Service Level Agreement
  • World-Class Data Center Infrastructure
  • Atlantic.Net High Touch Approach
  • Our Emphasis on Security and Compliance
  • Stability and Strategic Advantage
  • Industry Leading Certifications and Partnerships
  • Specialists at HIPAA-Compliant Hosting
  • 24/7 Technical Support via Phone or Email
  • Fully Managed Firewall Appliance
  • Trend Micro Deep Security Suite
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Load Balancing
  • Encrypted Backup, Storage & VPN
  • Fully Managed Daily Backups
  • Log Inspection System
  • HIPAA and Hitech Audited
  • GDPR Ready
  • PCI/DSS ready
  • NIST Certified Data Centers
  • EU/US Privacy Shield Compliant Data Centers
  • Industry Awards and Accomplishments

HIPAA Compliant Hosting Requirements Checklist

Implementing HIPAA compliance can be complicated. HIPAA compliance hosting involves integrating server hosting solutions with security and managed services to achieve HIPAA compliance. This also means that the end solution would include a Business Associates Agreement.

HIPAA Hosting Requirements

We have compiled an easy, solution-oriented HIPAA web hosting requirements checklist, in accordance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule. Atlantic.Net can help provide all these components to help deliver HIPAA-Compliant Server Hosting Solutions. Below are nine elements you need for a HIPAA-Compliant hosting environment for HIPAA Web Hosting, HIPAA Database Hosting, or other HIPAA hosting setups:

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A fully implemented firewall in your server environment is a must to meet HIPAA server requirements. Typically, server environments have a combination of perimeter and server-side firewalls along with solutions specifically designed for web applications, because apps create their unique challenges and have become such a frequent target for intrusions.

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Encrypted VPN

The VPN needs to be encrypted, and you want it to be strong. Some common VPN software that was widely used in the past is now considered unsecured. Not all VPNs are the same, so do your homework on what will work for your team

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Onsite and Offsite Backups

The VPN needs to be encrypted, and you want it to be strong. Some common VPN software that was widely used in the past is now considered unsecured. Not all VPNs are the same, so do your homework on what will work for your team

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Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication is simple and fast to establish once set up correctly, similar to the other HIPAA compliant web hosting requirements. Many of the systems you’ll see recommended will be based on Duo by Cisco, which will require everyone to have that app installed on their cell phones or receive SMS messages.

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Private Hosted Environment

You cannot have a platform that shares resources with any other entities if you want to achieve HIPAA-Compliant server requirements. Working with a HIPAA compliant web hosting provider with experience related to properly privatizing your infrastructure helps to ensure there are no missteps along the way. How you ensure that your data and environments are properly segmented from others is highly dependent on choices from the start. It is best to start your planning phase with experienced engineers or architects.

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SSL Certificates

You need secure sockets layer (SSL) certificates established throughout your site, for any domains and subdomains hosting healthcare information or where sensitive ePHI is accessed. In other words, any part of your site that needs login credentials should always also have an SSL.

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SOC 2 TYPE II and SOC 3 TYPE II Certifications

Atlantic.Net server solutions feature heightened security with fully-managed firewalls, VPNs with encryption, and intrusion detection and prevention systems. This is all backed by an infrastructure that has received SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports. The audit for the reports is based on the AICPA guidelines, including the Trust Service Principles. These tests of operating effectiveness included controls relevant to security and availability principles. These reports replaced the previous Statement on auditing Standards No. 70 reports, as the SAS 70 standard has been retired.

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HIPAA Audited

Atlantic.Net will establish a secure environment that provides medical companies and patients online protection through HIPAA-Compliant Server solutions. These solutions help to better secure personal information in an environment built to safeguard ePHI. A HIPAA server alone does not make you HIPAA-compliant. Compliance is determined by the adherence to the privacy and security rules outlined by HIPAA. HIPAA servers only address one aspect of those requirements. You are still required to meet administrative and technical specifications of the HIPAA Security Rule to be compliant.

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Business Associate Agreement (BAA)

If you use any outside entity to assist with your ePHI, including a server infrastructure company, you must have a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) signed with that organization to ensure that your business associate is performing their side of responsibilities as well. That document does not clear you of your responsibilities related to HIPAA, but it does delineate the role that the organization takes and ways in which they should be held liable for any breaches, etc.

Learn more about HIPAA Compliance and HIPAA Compliant Hosting

HIPAA compliant hosting is a web hosting solution that meets and exceeds the required administrative, physical, and technical safeguards mandated by the HIPAA regulations of 1996, including the subsequent Security Rule and Privacy Rule amendments of 2003. Managed service providers, HIPAA-covered entities like healthcare providers, and relevant third parties are bound by these regulations to protect and uphold patient data integrity.

HIPAA-Compliant Hosting solutions with Atlantic.Net are a lot more affordable than you might think. Our specialists are standing by to discuss your HIPAA requirements. If you would like to experience a 30-day limited free trial, contact us today.

HIPAA compliance is difficult for HIPAA-compliant hosting providers to achieve as there are many physical and technical safeguards that a HIPAA-compliant cloud computing infrastructure must fulfill in order for a cloud service provider to meet HIPAA requirements. For this reason, a free web hosting service that can ensure HIPAA compliance is impossible. We do, however, offer some of the very best rates for HIPAA-compliant hosting services in the United States, and our infrastructure is some of the fastest available. We also offer a 30-day free trial of our HIPAA-compliant hosting services, so contact us for a web hosting trial.

A HIPAA-Compliant hosting environment requires specialist configuration, management, and upkeep. The cost varies depending on what is in scope. Costs are incurred because extra steps are needed to safeguard data, meet regulations, and undergo audits. However, for those who need it, HIPAA hosting solutions are worth the cost, especially considering legal liabilities for healthcare providers and their business associates when patient data is breached.

We always recommend consulting legal advisors if you are unsure whether HIPAA legislation applies to your business. The general rule is that if you process or store protected health information that can identify a patient, then the rules apply and you'll need a HIPAA-compliant hosting solution if you want to store that electronic protected health information in a public cloud or on dedicated servers. If the data is anonymized, the rules can vary; once again, seek legal advice if you are not sure.

HIPAA cloud hosting offers strategic advantages and alleviates headaches for our customers. A HIPAA-Compliant Hosting solution ensures that all the physical, administrative, and technical safeguards of HIPAA are met with your Atlantic.Net services as long as you consume those services appropriately and maintain proper safeguards on your side as well. You can find many more details on the advantages here.

Certifications help showcase your provider’s expertise and tenacity in maintaining the best HIPAA-Compliant environment. Look for SOC 2/SOC 3 certifications and HITECH and HIPAA Audited partners who offer a business associate agreement (BAA). To review all Atlantic.Net certifications and partnerships, click here.

Managed hosting providers are not allowed to falsely advertise HIPAA compliance services; however, what parts of a HIPAA audit HIPAA compliant hosting providers will provide services for to get your team to full HIPAA compliance will vary. HIPAA is a federal law, and as such, it is illegal to breach the conditions of HIPAA and could result in hefty fines.

While some vendors might say they are "compliant," responsibility remains with the HIPAA-covered entity to ensure that they are engaging with truly compliant business associates. The only real way to ensure they are is if they have a solid BAA in place and have an audit of their HIPAA-compliant hosting solutions performed. Some competitors may say they offer HIPAA-compliant hosting solutions, but they might only be talking about a server or a specific part of their service; for example, if they advertise HIPAA-compliant email services but don't state that their other services are HIPAA-compliant, check for yourself. It is best practice to always perform an audit of the environment to ensure no assumptions are being made between the hosting providers offering the platform that powers healthcare technology systems and the healthcare organizations themselves.

For a covered entity in the healthcare industry, one significant advantage of outsourcing hosting is the additional optional managed services. Managed services, such as offsite backups, server management, an IPS, vulnerability scans, anti-malware, and network security, can be bolted onto a hosting services package. For detailed information about the managed services available to the healthcare industry from Atlantic.Net, check out this page.

While the features your HIPAA-compliant solutions need will depend on your requirements, these are a great start: Fully Managed Firewall, Multi-Factor Authentication, Intrusion Prevention Service, Antivirus Deep Security, Server Management Service with Auto-Patching, and On-Site and Off-Site Backups.

The level of technical customer support required will vary depending on your internal IT team’s resources and man-hours available. By default, 24x7x365 customer support is a must when it comes to HIPAA-compliant hosting requirements. Selecting a provider that also provides customer support in the form of phone support, ticket support, tiered support, and consulting services is a must in HIPAA-covered industries. With the extra level of customer support available, it will ensure you and your team are never left trying to figure out an issue.

While databases are not inherently HIPAA-compliant, cloud hosting providers can deliver the cloud services and database management services required to make compliance easy. HIPAA legislation requires organizations to implement the following to ensure compliance:
  • Access control
  • Data encryption
  • Audit logging
  • User authentication
  • Data backups and disaster recovery
  • Business Associate Agreements (BAA)

To maintain a HIPAA-compliant server, you must follow a distinct set of guidelines. You should:
  • Fully encrypt your data at rest and in transit
  • Harden the operating system and close any not used ports
  • Enforce unique user authentication and multi-factor authentication
  • Maintain audit logs
  • Perform regular server backups, that are also fully encrypted
  • Assign appropriate user roles and privileges
  • Perform vulnerability scans regularly to ensure no gaps are missed
  • Utilize anti-malware, file scanner, network scanner to ensure no breaches occur

Sensitive data can be stored using HIPAA-compliant cloud services, as long as the necessary technical safeguards are met by the HIPAA compliant hosting provider, such as having access controls, encryption, and a signed BAA in place.

Merely securing a signed BAAs will not guarantee healthcare organizations' compliance with HIPAA guidelines. A Covered Entity and its Business Associates must work closely together to ensure that they comply with HIPAA legislation, implementing key security features, such as physical security policies, multi-factor user authentication, industry-standard encryption, and activity monitoring (some web hosting companies offer HIPAA compliance monitoring). Partnering with a trusted HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting provider such as Atlantic.Net can take the hassle out of compliance.

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Business Associate Agreement (BAA) Available With All HIPAA Hosting Plans

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Service Organization Control

Ensures internal controls and best practices for physical security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

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HIPAA Audited

Ensures that our processes, policies, data centers, facilities, and hosting solutions comply with the latest HIPAA Audit Protocols.

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HITECH Audited

Stringent testing that continues to expand to comply with HITECH Act security standards, policies, and protocols.

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HIPAA Hosting Features

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Highly Available Bandwidth
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General Manager for Windows Server, Microsoft Corp.

"Atlantic.Net’s support for Windows Server Containers in their cloud platform brings additional choice and options for our joint customers in search of flexible and innovative cloud services."

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This page was updated with the latest information on January 7, 2023.