Jerusalem, Israel—April 12, 2013. Ex Libris Group, a world leader in the provision of library automation solutions, is pleased to announce that the Company has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for information security management. ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is the most rigorous global security standard for information security management systems. To achieve this certification, a company must show a continuous, structured commitment to managing sensitive company and customer information. The certification demonstrates that the security of Ex Libris operations and data centers is in line with world-class standards and meets the needs of the Company's customers.
"Everyone at Ex Libris is proud to have achieved the very significant ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification for all three Ex Libris data centers—Chicago, Amsterdam, and Singapore," said Tomer Shemesh, chief information security officer at Ex Libris. "This global recognition further illustrates our unwavering commitment to delivering the highest possible standards of security to national, academic, and research libraries worldwide."
Published in 2005, the ISO 27001:2005 standard provides a robust model for information security risk assessment and security design, implementation, and management. With its comprehensive approach, the standard helps ensure the adoption of appropriate security controls that protect the information of customers and other stakeholders.
"With Ex Libris customers increasingly opting for our SaaS cloud solutions, the security of our processes and services has become ever more central to our strategy and operations. This ISO certification offers our customers absolute peace of mind about the safety of the customer information stored in our data centers and the high quality of our computing and storage services," added Mr. Shemesh.
The ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification is the latest demonstration of the company's long‑term commitment to data security. Ex Libris data centers achieved compliance with Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 (SOC 1) standards. In addition, Ex Libris complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 80 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.