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York, UK, 5th March 2008: Trustmarque Solutions, the leading expert in software licensing in the UK, today announced that it has just been awarded ISO/IEC 27001 Security Management Standard. ISO/IEC 27001 is an information security management system standard published in October 2005 by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The standard provides companies worldwide with a framework for managing their information security.
Ross Miller, Managing Director for Trustmarque Solutions is delighted: “We were not looking for quick fix short term option we needed a long term solution based on continuous improvement. The concept behind ISO 27001 is really very straightforward, identify the business need, implement the relevant controls and ensure these controls are maintained and improved upon. However in reality, this is quite an undertaking for any company, but it does provide an excellent indication of an organisation’s commitment to operating a secure environment. At Trustmarque we have very high standards when it comes to protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our information. This way we can ensure that we deliver first-class products and services to our customers.”

The basic objective of the standard is to help establish and maintain an effective information management system, using a continuous improvement approach. It implements OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) principles, governing security of information and network systems.

Miller continues: “We were looking to achieve a level of security and business continuity that was commensurate with the objectives and goals of the overall business and I am proud to say that we have accomplished this.”
The key criteria and primary areas that were assessed in order for Trustmarque to obtain accreditation and ensure alignment with ISO 27001 were:

- Demonstrating the company is an Information Security organisation
- Classifying information and data
- Controlling access to information and systems
- Processing information and documents
- Purchasing and maintaining commercial software
- Securing hardware peripherals and other equipment
- Combating cyber crime
- Controlling e-commerce information security
- Developing and maintaining in-house software
- Dealing with premises-related considerations
- Addressing personal issues relating to security
- Delivering training and staff awareness
- Complying with legal and policy requirements
- Detecting and responding to IS incidents
- Planning for business continuity

For more information about Trustmarque Solutions please visit www.trustmarque.com

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About Trustmarque Solutions

Established in 1987, Trustmarque is one of the largest software licensing companies in the UK. A specialist software licensing consultancy, Trustmarque provides expert advice to all kinds of organisations to help its customers buy the right licences for their business in the most cost efficient way. In particular Trustmarque has a stronghold in Public Sector, the NHS and a wide range of Corporate accounts. Trustmarque is a Microsoft Large Account Reseller (LAR) and has Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status.

Trustmarque Solutions has worked with The CarbonNeutral Company (formerly Future Forests) leaders in the field of carbon management and climate change solutions to become a CarbonNeutral® company.

For more information on Trustmarque please call 0870 121 0321 or email info@trustmarque.com

For further information:

Paula Elliott
C8 Consulting Ltd for Trustmarque Solutions
+ 44 (0) 118 9001132
paula@c8consulting.co.uk

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