Arkivum Achieves ISO27001 Certification from Certification Europe

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International best practice recognition in data security standard.

Arkivum’s certification to ISO 27001 in just nine months demonstrates exceptional dedication to securing clients’ data and its commitment to providing a first class service.
-Dr John Ryan, Commercial Director of Certification Europe.

Data archiving specialist, Arkivum, today announces that it has achieved internationally-recognised ISO 27001 certification for its entire operation from ISO accredited certification body, Certification Europe.

ISO 27001 is the international best practice standard for an information security management system (ISMS). ISMS is a systematic approach to managing confidential or sensitive corporate information so that it remains secure (which means available, confidential and with its integrity intact). It encompasses people and processes as well as IT systems.

“Arkivum’s certification to ISO 27001 in just nine months demonstrates exceptional dedication to securing clients’ data and its commitment to providing a first class service,” comments Dr John Ryan, Commercial Director of Certification Europe. “Arkivum can now reassure all of its customers that it’s operating to the optimum levels for information security.”

As recognition of industry best practice, the standard has been awarded to Arkivum following two auditing rounds and nine months of preparation, which is half the average time for organisations to complete the process. In total, Arkivum has met 138 controls, as well as having put various policies and procedures in place, which cover all information, assets and employees.

Certification lasts three years, during which time observational visits are made every six months to ensure Arkivum is still meeting the required standards.

“I am delighted that we have achieved I SO27001 certification from Certification Europe,” says Jim Cook, CEO and founder of Arkivum. “This certification demonstrates to our customers that we take the security of their data extremely seriously. In the realm of data archiving, trust is the number one quality. Customers need to trust that their information is kept securely, that its confidentiality and integrity are maintained, while still being readily available whenever they need it. We have always ensured this at Arkivum; which is reflected in the ISO certification,” concludes Jim.

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About Certification Europe
Certification Europe is an accredited certification body which provides International Organization for Standardization (ISO) management system certification and inspection services to organisations globally. ISO Standards provide a recognised framework to achieve best practice management.

Certification Europe can certify your organisation to Quality (ISO 9001), Environmental (ISO 14001), Health & safety (OHSAS 18001), Energy (ISO 50001), Business Continuity (ISO 22301), IT Service (ISO 20000) and Information Security Management (ISO 27001).

The company currently assesses over three thousand organisations internationally on an annual basis. Clients range from micro enterprise to multinationals and include Government Departments, State Bodies and private organisations. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Certification Europe has additional operations in the United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey and Japan.

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About Arkivum
Founded in 2011, Arkivum specialises in the management and storage of an organisation’s information assets. Arkivum delivers systems that can intelligently manage content to efficiently store and retrieve data over the long term while offering a highly cost effective solution, with low up-front investment and zero risk.

Arkivum was formed as a spin-out from the University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre. With a world-class reputation in the field of digital preservation, the University has been working for over a decade to develop best practice for the safe keeping of digital data over the long term. With on-going links to the University, Arkivum has direct access to state-of-the-art research and this is complemented with a team that has in-depth experience in datacentre operations and storage system implementation.

Arkivum provides a completely transparent data archiving service and its approach to data safety and security is simple; it keeps multiple copies of customers’ data in secure UK data centres and actively manages its integrity to ensure it remains in bit-perfect condition all the time. Arkivum relies on proven storage technology and open standards to deliver fast and efficient online access. The company’s unique solution is the only system available on the market which guarantees 100% data integrity.

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