HarrierZeuros Assists ViaCode to Secure TSP Approval Tuesday 30 October 2001 PDF Print Lloyds Registrar involved in selection process Reading, Berks - 30th October 200 , HarrierZeuros, a division of Harrier Group plc (AIM: HRR), announced today that it has been instrumental in advising ViaCode, the digital security subsidiary of Royal Mail, in its successful bid to become the first Trusted Service Provider (TSP) to achieve tScheme Registered Applicant status. This status will enable ViaCode to provide its' clients with the reassurance of ViaCode's intention to be certified against the high standard set out by tScheme, an industry led, self-regulatory scheme that works closely with Her Majesty's Government to approve electronic TSPs and their services. Underpinned by Royal Mail and its 350 year old reputation for the safe delivery of information, ViaCode provides fully managed digital certificate solutions to many of the UK's public and private sectors. HarrierZeuros carried out a comprehensive review of information security management provision within ViaCode, performing a risk assessment and gap analysis against the British Standard for Information Security - BS7799. Following this work, HarrierZeuros assisted ViaCode in enhancing documentation, where necessary, to align their Information Security Management System (ISMS) more closely with the tScheme Approval Profiles to prepare for Certification. "After consultation with our advisors at Lloyds Registrar we chose HarrierZeuros to assist us in this critical project because of the commitment to detail that they showed during the selection process," commented Kevin Darley, Head of Information Security at ViaCode. "Throughout the project we have benefited greatly from HarrierZeuros' extensive knowledge and understanding of security policies and their implementation, which has prepared us for the tScheme Certification that we see as being fundamental to our future plans." David Cheesman, CEO of HarrierZeuros said, "As security awareness increases more and more organisations are looking at e-Assurance services to prove to trading partners that their systems and operations are secured to an acceptable level. We are pleased that ViaCode has achieved tScheme Registered Applicant status and we look forward to assisting them in achieving Certification in the very near future." ### About HarrierZeuros Ltd: HarrierZeuros Ltd offers an independent approach to technology led solutions enabling its customers to leverage further productivity from their networks and the data stored within them. The company's extensive range of Managed Services also provides HarrierZeuros' customers with an effective way to secure and protect their business critical data without the enormous overheads of setting up and maintaining a suitable system. HarrierZeuros Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harrier Group plc (AIM: HRR), the only UK listed secure managed services company that has been providing major corporations with comprehensive network, security and advanced data protection and management solutions since 1987. HarrierZeuros' clients include: Prudential, Vodafone, CSC Computer Sciences, Friends Provident Life and GKN Westland Helicopters. For further information please visit http://www.harrierzeuros.co.uk About Royal Mail ViaCode: ViaCode (www.viacode.com) uses the world's most proven and widely-deployed public key infrastructure (PKI), operated to standards that set a new international benchmark for thoroughness and integrity. ViaCode digital certificates are valuable and credible. Issued only after rigorous proof of identity, they are instantly revocable with immediate system-wide effect. ViaCode encryption uses a full-strength 128-bit cryptography. A secure key-backup and recovery facility means critical information, previously encrypted, is not lost in the event of a certificate being damaged or mislaid. Separate key pairs for encryption and signing mean ViaCode digital signatures are non-deniable. Company Contact: Sarah Carter Harrier Group plc Tel: 0118 931 9310 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Media Contact: Sara Claridge Marylebone Media Relations Tel: 01344 876558 Email: email@example.com Web Site: http://www.marylebone.co.uk Copies of this announcement will be available at Harrier's office (Pacific House, Imperial Way, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0TD) for collection for a period of 14 days from the date of the announcement. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Marylebone Media Relations in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.