XConnect reinforces its commitment to security and risk management by attaining the ISO 27001: 2013 Certification

With privacy regulations increasing across the world and cyber security risks becoming more prevalent and damaging, managing sensitive data and protecting our systems against information security breaches is paramount. Therefore, XConnect is proud to announce that its Number Information Services business has successfully been audited and attained the formal ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, the globally recognised gold standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).

 

XConnect is committed to making security part of its everyday working practices as evident by XConnect being a founding signatory of the of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum’s A2P SMS Code of Conduct and Trust in Enterprise Messaging program (TEM). The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 27001:2013 certification of compliance is formally certified by independent auditors accredited by the ANAB Management Systems Certification Body, the largest accreditation body in North America and serving more than 75 countries.

 

This certification is another piece of the puzzle to put trust in the supply chain and further validates XConnect’s dedication to providing the highest levels of security and risk management. The ISO 27001: 2013 certificate is critical when partnering with Mobile Network Operators, Global Carriers and A2P SMS providers to manage sensitive network and subscriber information, especially for information subject to the United Kingdom and European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As we expand our fraud, risk and advanced communications routing services to our global messaging, telecoms and risk scoring operators, we are increasingly managing more sensitive data with additional privacy and security requirements.

 

ISO 27001 is the internationally recognised standard for an information security management system (ISMS) to protect against internal and external threats. In order to consistently manage security practices and maintain a strong information security, ISO/IEC 27001 standards include 114 controls in 35 control categories covering all aspects of its business including: people, processes, and technology. While more companies are realising the value of ISO certifications, XConnect is one of only 822 Information Technology companies worldwide to reach this achievement (ISO Survey 2018 – https://www.iso.org/the-iso-survey.html).

 

XConnect’s CEO and Founder, Eli Katz, stated “XConnect is focused on security and risk management. Our partners, customers and suppliers including leading Group MNOs, Global Carriers and Tier 1 Business Messaging operators acknowledge the value and achievement of this globally-recognised, independently-audited certification and provides them with the confidence and trust they need. Achieving the ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 certificate was a one year project requiring significant resources, time and effort and diverse technical, operational and management skill sets which impacted every department and every office across the company. ”

 

About XConnect

XC Technology Holdings Ltd is a group of companies providing federation-based interconnect and number information services (NIS) through its subsidiaries across the globe, including XConnect Services Ltd.  XConnect provides number information services (NIS) to the largest MNOs, Business (A2P) Messaging operators, global Tier 1 Carriers as well as Identity and Validation operators. XConnect provides trusted, accurate and ultra-low latency, network and subscriber information for routing, validation and fraud applications based on its global real-time database covering billions of phone numbers and processing millions of updates every day. XConnect’s secure and carrier-grade NIS serves over ten billion of queries a year using its patented INDEX platform on a global network of PoPs and Cloud-based platforms. It delivers multi-jurisdictional privacy compliance together with ISO/IEC 270001:2013 certification and is a founding signatory of the of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum’s A2P SMS Code of Conduct and Trust in Enterprise Messaging program (TEM).

 

For additional information please contact elayne.kayne@xconnect.net.

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