uk company achieves the new international standard in information security, iso/iec 27001:2005

By | January 20, 2006

London – January 20, 2006 – Attenda Limited, the Always On Managed Services company, today announced that it has achieved certification to ISO/IEC 27001, the global information security standard, from the British Standards Institution (BSI).

The standard was adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on 15 October 2005 and replaces the previous British Standard, BS 7799 Part 2.

“The security of information needs to be a core attribute of any business.

Adoption of the ISO27001 standard is an important benchmark that demonstrates this and builds confidence amongst clients, partners and suppliers” said Mark Fowle, Chief Executive Officer at Attenda. “This certification is an indicator of the quality of our Information Management Systems and the importance we place in providing a secure environment for our clients’ vital applications”.

Attenda was an early adopter of the original BS 7999 standard and was one of the first companies to achieve certification when it was initially launched.

“As ISO 27001 is based on the original British Standard BS 7799, it’s highly appropriate that a UK company is among the first in achieving this standard”

said Robert Whitcher, Global Product Manager, BSI Management Systems, “This standard is another milestone in recognising the importance of good security practises. By achieving certification to ISO 27001 it demonstrates the importance that Attenda is placing on the protection of information entrusted to them by their customers, and is leading the way in the IT sector”.

About Attenda Ltd

Attenda, the Always On Managed Services company is Europe´s leading specialist in operating enterprise and Internet applications. We manage those vital applications that every business relies upon today to function effectively allowing our clients to selectively outsource their IT operations and re-focus on using IT to add strategic value to their business.

Through a commitment to operational excellence, we manage, secure and optimise the performance of their applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure.

With over 5 years´ investment into Attenda M.O., Attenda´s operations platform, we provide the people, process and technology to deliver exceptionally high service levels, but at a cost that is amortised across Attenda´s entire client base – currently, 95 of the UK´s leading companies.

The company enjoys substantial financial backing, the industry´s leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients including Avis, bmi, easyCar, Compass Group, Debenhams, Microsoft, NHS and Sun. Attenda is

ISO27001 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner (Advanced Infrastructure competency) and a SunTone accredited SunOne managed service provider. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK´s Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years.

For further details, visit or contact Attenda Corporate Communications Simon Hansford +44 (0)1784 211100 [email protected]

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