DB Administration, Security and Compliance for First Distribution

DB Administration, Security and Compliance for First Distribution

First Distribution’s Database Administration, Security and Compliance needs lead it to trusted advisor, Ascent Technology. For any large organisation, Database Administration (DBA) is a vital part of maintaining their Data Platform Operations effectively. As it has...

Ascent Technology helps Bidfood SA migrate to Microsoft Azure

When Bidfood SA chose to modernise and migrate its data platform to Microsoft Azure, it turned to Ascent Technology for help. In a world that is digitally transforming, it is more vital than ever to an organisation’s success to utilise the latest platforms to drive...

Ascent Technology helps migrate Phumelela Gaming to Azure

A Windows Server and SQL Server consolidation, optimisation and migration to Microsoft Azure enables the company to reduce costs, modernise its data platform and boost its innovation capabilities. As an operator running two distinct betting businesses, Phumelela...


Database System Health Check Service from Ascent Technology

Database System Health Check Service from Ascent Technology

A Database System Health Check assesses if your Database is running optimally, and can help diagnose challenges before performance issues, and/or down time affect your users. That’s where Ascent's Database Health Check Service comes in. Our Database Health Check...

Database Security and Compliance with DB Shield

The growing number of threats to databases and unauthorised access to the data within, is clearly creating on-going headaches for CIOs. Solving these headaches may not be easy, but by asking the right questions, CIOs can begin to overcome their Database Security and...

Database Administration and Support Service from Ascent Technology

Economic volatility is driving a greater number of organisations to consider cost cutting measures and to implement consolidation procedures. This situation is further compounded by the growing skills shortage that makes it more difficult for businesses to acquire and...


Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Microsoft Data and Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist

Ascent Technology continues its strong showing in the Microsoft Partner of the Year awards, as a finalist in the Data and Analytics Partner of the Year award. Finalist Data and Analytics Partner of the Year "It is always gratifying to be recognised by Microsoft as one...


Ascent Technology’s clients benefit from Data Platform Modernisation

Ascent Technology’s clients benefit from Data Platform Modernisation

Facing platform ‘end of life’ issues together with increasing pressures to digitise processes, increase profitability and innovate on product and service, organisations are finding Data Platform Modernisation projects can deliver significant value by enabling IT cost...


From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

From the Desk of the MD – January 2019

The start of another year inevitably brings with it the promise of change, and in wishing all our clients a happy New Year, we would like to suggest that 2019 is going to be a year of considerable and exciting change. After all, not only do we have what are sure to be...

Ascent Technology is ISO 27001 Certified

Ascent Technology is ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Certified

Ascent Technology has been ISO/IEC 27001 Certified since 16 February 2021; making Ascent one of the only players in the Data Platform space in South Africa to meet the highest internationally recognised security standard.

Scope of Certification:

  • Database Administration
  • Human Resources and Legal
  • Finance and Administration
  • Sales & Marketing

To achieve the certification, Ascent’s security compliance was validated by an independent audit firm after a rigorous process of demonstrating an ongoing and systematic approach to managing and protecting company and client data.

Being in the IT services industry, security, especially our client’s data, is something we take very seriously. We have set the goal of continuously improving our security standards and will be audited every year to maintain this high standard.

What is ISO/IEC 27001:2022?

ISO/IEC 27001:2022 is one of the most widely recognised and internationally accepted information security standards. It’s one of the few standards that uses a top-down, risk-based approach to evaluation. It identifies requirements and specifications for a comprehensive Information Security Management System.

ISO/IEC 27001:2022 is a part of the ISO 27000 family of standards, which are all related to information security. ISO 27001 requires a company to have an information security management system, which means having a documented process for managing sensitive company information, HR

What are the benefits to Ascent clients?

Being ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certified is testament to the fact that Ascent prioritises data security, and ensures the following:

  • Client data is rigorously protected
  • We assess, minimize, and eliminate risks and vulnerabilities
  • Operational excellence when it comes to our IT, HR, and information processes
  • Ascent is compliant with the highest standard for information security, making us compliant with other regulations
  • We are creating an internal culture of security within Ascent, so all employees prioritise information security by design

This certification is additional proof of our commitment to information security. It plays an important role in assuring our clients that Ascent takes all necessary steps to keep their data safe, secure, and accessible.

Our company-wide approach to data protection ensures the highest standard of security for our clients.