artegic AG, provider of technology and consulting for online CRM, receive certification for their company-wide information security management system according to ISO/IEC 27001 through TÜV Rheinland. This makes artegic one of the first international providers in the email marketing sector, who has been awarded this international standard for IT security. The certification documents the fulfilment of the highest demands on availability, confidentiality and integrity of information processing in all company processes of artegic.

Growing international demand on IT security

The number of collected data and data processing applications is drastically increasing in online marketing. This trend was confirmed by current studies, e.g. by IBM. Information often includes highly sensitive data, e.g. personal user data, which commits companies to a particularly responsible handling. Furthermore, the users’ trust in the security of their data, as well as the legal security in data processing tasks have become central competitive factors for companies. The significance of data privacy does not only become evident in the growing interest of the public and legislation, companies recognise data privacy as an important and central task. According to a currently held study by Deutsche Telekom, 84%  of IT experts view the significance of data privacy as important or very important for the economy and society.

ISO/IEC 27001 is the international standard for information and data security

ISO/IEC 27001 is the international norm to evaluate and certify the management of information security processes in companies. Apart from the information technology, ISO/IEC 27001 observes the relevant business processes and describes the requirements on the organisation and on technical systems, as well as activities, which are suitable to guarantee the security level identified on the base of a risk analysis, in the long term.

The information security includes the following aspects: confidentiality (ensuring that only authorised access is possible), integrity (ensuring that data is complete and correct and data processing works reliably), availability (ensuring that the authorised access to information and the company values linked to this, are guaranteed).

artegic certified company-wide for integrated IT security management

Online CRM provider artegic AG has now been certified according the to the international standard for information and data security ISO/IEC 27001 in a comprehensive audit through TÜV Rheinland. During this certification according to ISO/IEC 27001, the information security management system was examined. This examination included the handling of information risks, physical and environment-related security measures, development and maintenance of information systems, as well as the management of security relevant events and the organisation of communication within the company.

The process-oriented approach of ISO/IEC 27001 methodically creates the compatibility with the DIN EN ISO 9000 family.

“The demand on data privacy and data security in companies is continually growing. International norms, such as ISO/IEC 27001, help to comprehensively analyse and implement information security management systems. The certification documents the successful and lasting implementation of a high ISMS standard and provides for security and confidentiality through the independent and well-established check carried out by TÜV Rheinland. We are excited that more and more medium-sized companies, such as artegic AG, take this important step,” says Thomas Konermann, Executive Board Member of TÜV Rheinland Cert GmbH.

“artegic has been orientating itself on the standards of the German Federal Office for Information Security (Manual for Basic IT Security) and the ISO/IEC 27001 for software, IT operation, company processes and information processing. We are delighted that we have now been awarded the certification through the TÜV Rheinland for our integrated IT security management,” explains Jörg Sayn, CTO, artegic AG
“With the certification through the TÜV Rheinland, we document our successful practice and our high demands in regard to security of data and information processing. Our customers benefit from the evidence of a special qualification in the context of customer data processing, as well as the fulfilment of international compliance requirements,” adds Stefan von Lieven, CEO, artegic AG.