Malaysian Internet service provider JARING Communications (JARING) has been awarded ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO 9001 certifications for its Internet Data Centre (IDC) services from SIRIM QAS International.
Both certifications demonstrate benchmarking standards, according to JARING chief executive officer, Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Yaacob, who received the certifications from SIRIM QAS International managing director Khalidah Mustaf on 20 July 2011.
"In today's competitive business environment, the growing threat of either stealing or compromising information on Internet-facing systems as well as targeted attacks to impair online services has made information security an inevitable requirement for the sustainability of many businesses," said Nik Abdul. "Therefore, having our Internet Data Centre certified by a credible organisation such as SIRIM QAS International clearly indicates our adherence to policies and standards based on international practice."
"JARING pursued these two certifications primarily to emphasise on two factors - quality and security of our information services," he said. "We believe that with our largely corporate customer base, these two certifications provide our customers the re-assurance they need towards having their information reside with a reliable service provider."
"We believe these standards exceed best practice guidelines in IT operations as it demonstrates corporate governance and information security risk management in business decision making," said Nik Abdul.
"JARING's success in obtaining certification in both ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 27001 is indeed commendable," said SIRIM QAS International's Khalidah. "It could only have been achieved through a high-level of commitment from top management and the active involvement of employees at all levels in the organisation."
SIRIM QAS International is the only CB [Accredited Certification Body] in Southeast Asia to be accredited by STANDARDS MALAYSIA and UKAS for their ISO 27001 certification scheme.
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