HOUSTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, announced today that it has earned the internationally-recognized ISO 27001 certification for its information security management system (ISMS) that supports the company's global hosting solutions.
ISO 27001 is the global standard for the establishment and certification of an ISMS. The standard includes a clearly-defined set of requirements for establishing, operating, and maintaining an ISMS and prescribes a risk-based approach around the controls necessary to protect an organization's information assets. Datacert's ISO 27001 certification pertains to the company's IT facility at its Houston, Texas, headquarters where it centrally manages all of its clients' hosted solutions.
"Datacert's clients are primarily Fortune 500 corporations with stringent security policies of their own, so they are very familiar with the rigorous security controls and certification process required to achieve the ISO 27001 certification," said Joe McMorris, vice president of information technology, Datacert. "The security of our clients' information, particularly in a hosted environment, is of paramount importance to them. Therefore they demand that their solution providers conform to the highest possible standards, and Datacert is leading our market with our commitment to information security by achieving this certification."
The three-stage process for achieving ISO 27001 certification begins with an accredited certification organization performing a pre-assessment of the target company's existing policies and internal framework to determine its readiness for compliance. Next, a thorough policy and process review is conducted onsite at the company. The final phase, which determines whether certification is granted, includes in-depth, onsite testing to confirm that the ISMS framework has been properly implemented and is being maintained according to the standard.
Datacert's ISO 27001 certification, which can be reviewed here, was granted in February by BrightLine, a leading and accredited provider of assurance and compliance services. Certification is valid for three years, during which time onsite inspections are periodically performed to ensure that compliance remains ongoing.
About Datacert, Inc.
Datacert is a technology innovator and the premier global provider of enterprise legal management software and services that empower law departments to collaborate more effectively, manage legal systems more efficiently, support changing business needs and their global workforces, and make more strategic business decisions. Datacert's offerings include its flagship product, Passport®, a patent-pending technology platform, and legal spend and matter management applications. Datacert solutions are relied upon by Fortune® 500 corporations, Fortune® Global 500 corporations, and 100 percent of the AmLaw 200. Headquartered in Houston, with offices throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC, Datacert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries. Visit www.datacert.com for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates http://twitter.com/Datacert.