UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software

October 16, 2012 08:00 ET

UNIT4 Obtains Extra Certification for Information Security in the Cloud

ISO 27001 Certification Expanded With SSAE16 TYPE II, Replacing SAS-70

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA and MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2012) - UNIT4 Business Software (EURONEXT AMSTERDAM:UNIT4), the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, the global enterprise software provider for "Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC)™", has obtained a SSAE certification for information security and cloud management. SSAE is an attested standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is especially relevant to companies that have strict compliance requirements including healthcare, publicly traded organizations and financial firms. The certification guarantees that the cloud management services offered by UNIT4 are compliant with increasing demands on information security and data governance. SSAE certificates are issued annually.

SSAE16 consists of internal control mechanisms for service organizations, with a focus on risk identification and governance. An increasing number of organizations, especially in the US, are demanding SSAE16 certification of their IT outsourcing and hosting providers, before they trust their data to them.

Ton Dobbe, VP of Product Marketing at UNIT4, said: "Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE16 Type II, the old SAS70 Type II) is an important certificate with international recognition. The certification follows an audit process of nine months and it recognizes the justness, completeness, timeliness and trustworthiness of our processes and control mechanisms. From our clients perspective this endorsement brings even greater assurance of the integrity and security of their business systems and data in our datacentres, leaving them free to focus on their business and its success rather than their IT."

About UNIT4 Business Software

UNIT4 Business Software is the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, a $550 million global cloud-focused business software and services company. It offers solutions that help Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC)™ in public, private, non-profit and higher education organizations embrace business change simply, quickly and cost-effectively. Agresso Business World, the company's flagship Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite and Coda Financials, its best-of-class financial management software, are used by 5500+ organizations in more than 100 countries. For more information visit www.unit4.com/na or follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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