European Organizations Achieve ISO 27001 Certification With Titus

Secure information sharing offerings enable organizations to address and manage ISO 27001 requirements

London, UK (Infosecurity Europe Booth J30) – April 28, 2010 TITUS a leading provider of security and compliance solutions for email and documents, today announced that it is working with a number of organizations to help them achieve ISO 27001 Certification. Leading organizations in Europe including G4S Security Services and Paternoster have achieved certification through their use of Titus.

ISO 27001 is an emerging Information Security Management System standard that requires the protection of information assets for risk avoidance. The system requires that organizations bring information security, including labelling and classification of emails and documents, under explicit management control. Organizations that claim to have adopted ISO 27001 can therefore be formally audited and certified compliant with the standard.

UK-based Paternoster was focused on becoming the first insurance company in the world to be fully ISO certified. To achieve this certification, Paternoster required a mechanism to ensure information management was under explicit control. Using the combination of TITUS Message Classification (TMC) and TITUS Document Classification (TDC) which integrate tightly with the organization’s existing Microsoft infrastructure, Paternoster was able to easily apply data marking and protection as part of their overall security and compliance strategy.

"We are the first insurance company in the world to achieve ISO certification, and this is a major differentiator for us, as our customers have confidence that information is handled with the highest levels of care," said Elliot MacInnes, IT Manager, Paternoster. “TITUS solutions have helped with achieving this certification, to prevent inadvertent data loss, and help raise awareness to the sensitivity of information."

G4S Security Services Bulgaria recently achieved ISO 27001 compliance, and is protecting data from improper or unauthorized disclosure. Email and documents are all visually labelled, with clearly identifiable handling instructions and metadata leveraged by Microsoft Active Directory. Employees are handling classification within their existing workflows in Microsoft Office and Outlook, with very little training. With the investment in TITUS, the organization has been able to fulfill the ISO 27001 certification requirements for classification with little impact on its employees, administrators or budget.

"ISO 27001 certification is a major differentiator for our organization, so to ensure ongoing compliance we needed our users to fully embrace and understand classification,” said Boris Goncharov, IT/IS Manager, G4S Security Services Bulgaria, JSC. “We deal with a number of complex security technologies, and TITUS offered a proven and simple to use classification solution that worked within our existing Microsoft infrastructure. Our customers have confidence that we are executing information management with a definite and enforced standard, and we have confidence that users are handling information appropriately."

TITUS solutions have several features that can help organizations achieve ISO compliance and certification:

  • Prevent Inadvertent Data Loss: Helps ensure that internal email remain internal and users are warned and prevented from accidentally sending a sensitive email outside the organization.
  • Ease of Use: The solution seamlessly integrates with existing Microsoft architecture driving user acceptance and adoption.
  • Ease of Management: The solution can be quickly implemented to start addressing ISO 27001 requirements overnight.
  • Low Total Cost of Management: The solution is low cost and high impact. It addresses an immediate problem head on without the complexity and cost of other applications

TITUS is the leading provider of email, document and SharePoint classification software solutions to help organizations share information securely while meeting policy and compliance requirements. Our solutions enable military, government, and large enterprises to raise awareness and meet regulatory compliance by visually alerting end users to the sensitivity of information. Our solutions include TITUS Message Classification, the leading message classification and labeling solution for Outlook, OWA and Windows Mobile; TITUS Document Classification, the premiere document classification and labeling solution for Microsoft Office documents; and the TITUS family of classification and security solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, which provide enhanced security, document labeling, automatic PDF conversion, and Office 2007 format conversion for organizations using SharePoint document libraries and lists. With over 200 military, government and enterprise customers worldwide including Dow Corning, NATO, Australian Department of Defence, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, TITUS solutions are deployed to over one million users around the globe. For more information on TITUS and our software solutions, visit