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January 21, 2018

Navisite achieves international data security certification

Gary Smallman

Navisite Europe is celebrating its recently-awarded ISO 27001 certificate. 

ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised framework specifying requirements for establishing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system. Covering much more than technology, the standard starts with creating security policies, identifying risks and then how those risks are mitigated – and the controls put in place to ensure policies are followed. These controls range from technical measures, such as the use of cryptography, to physical security, as well as details like supplier relationships and human resources measures. In total, the standard specifies 114 different controls.

For Navisite clients, the benefits are very clear. We’ve not only proven to an independent audit that we’re meeting the expected level in every aspect of security management; the team has implemented the security processes so thoroughly that we’ve been successful in our first audit, without a single failing or area for improvement. No-one needs to simply take our word for it: the certification proves that we’re at the forefront of providers in this space.

Attaining this standard can also help clients when they’re asked to describe the security of their own customers’ data – they can point to our certification and assure peace of mind. Of course, our clients receive this benefit without any extra charge. Attaining ISO 27001 certification is a part of our ongoing commitment to augment and continually improve our service. It also allows us to work with new clients who have ISO 27001 certification as part of their requirements – this is increasingly the case with government departments and public-sector organisations, for example. In short, everyone benefits as our service rises to new heights.

Why your partners should be ISO 27001 compliant?

ISO 27001 helps organisations manage and protect information assets so they remain safe and secure. Working with certified partners means your risks are reduced and that those partners can be trusted to protect your business. ISO 27001 certification is an independently verified assurance your partner meets the highest international standards of information security management.

About Gary Smallman

Gary Smallman is the Director of Operations based at the London office in Hampton Court. Gary is responsible for the delivery of the end to end service model to Navisite's ever growing client base. Gary has over 15 years experience working in managerial and consulting roles within operations and data centre environments delivering complex hosting and cloud services. Prior to joining Navisite, Gary was the Service Delivery Lead for Charityshare, where he delivered IT services to multiple major charities. He also held similar positons at Colt Technology Services, Align Communications and CSC.