SOURCE: EthicsPoint, Inc.

EthicsPoint, Inc.

December 22, 2009 08:00 ET

EthicsPoint Establishes International Data Center to Meet Global Client Needs

Facility Powers Secure, Reliable, Sustainable Systems to Support International Demand

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) - EthicsPoint, the global authority in integrated hotline and case management services, today announced that it has established an international data center in order to meet growing demand for its software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based offerings for governance, risk and compliance programs. This investment makes EthicsPoint the first hotline and case management vendor with a data center outside the United States.

Meeting Client Needs Globally

The new international data center is part of EthicsPoint's strategic growth plan and the company's continued commitment to addressing customer needs. Currently, EthicsPoint has over 2,300 clients; approximately 40 percent of which have international operations. With demand from organizations headquartered outside of the United States growing, the new data center enables EthicsPoint to better meet the needs of existing and prospective customers with specialized data protection and data privacy demands. For example, the new facility will provide access to a data-privacy-approved location in compliance with the Article 29 Working Party of the European Union.

"The decision to build our new international data center reflects our increasingly diverse global customer base," said David Childers, CEO of EthicsPoint. "This data center will not only allow us to scale to provide reliable and secure on-demand delivery for our clients while addressing their data privacy concerns, but also reflects our strong commitment to protecting Earth's natural resources by implementing sustainable practices throughout our business."

Supporting Sustainable Business Goals

EthicsPoint selected the Canadian RackForce data center in Kelowna, British Columbia as the location for this data center. The facility, which first opened in July 2009, has been recognized as one of the greenest and most advanced data centers in North America. It leverages state-of-the-art server hardware and virtualization to minimize energy consumption. Its power comes from Renewable Hydro Power with an extremely low CO2/kWh footprint -- 1/100th of coal fired electrical generation.

EthicsPoint's application system currently processes an average of more than 100,000 transactions per day with greater than 99 percent system uptime and sub-second average server response time. The expanded storage and processing capacity will help meet current and projected user needs for availability, responsiveness and security.

About EthicsPoint

EthicsPoint enables organizations to foster a business culture of integrity and compliance. We help our clients protect their culture and reputation by facilitating the reporting and identification of issues and events of behavior that may be inconsistent with their code of conduct, to the subsequent investigation and resolution of these cases. Over 2,300 organizations use our telephone hotline, web-based reporting and case management services as a critical component of their overall governance, risk and compliance efforts.

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