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Patersons Obtains Full ISO 27001 Security Standard

Jul 28, 2010 

Patersons Obtains Full Compliance with ISO 27001 Security Standard

— High Level of Security Status Demonstrates Company’s Commitment to Keeping Customer Information Safe —

RALEIGH, N.C. and SALISBURY, U.K. (July 26, 2010) — Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions, a leading global HR and payroll software and services business that can deliver expert solutions to clients in more than 160 countries, today announced that the company has achieved ISO 27001 - Type II status, reinforcing the company’s commitment to the security of its clients’ data.

The most widely adopted security standard in the world, the ISO 27001 standard sets out the requirements for an Information Security Management System, which is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information. Patersons obtained full compliance with the global security standard with no recorded major or minor non-conformities.

“We take the security of our customers’ payroll and business records seriously, ensuring it is protected from loss, theft and damage. With the combination of this level of ISO 27001 compliance and our existing SAS-70 Type-II compliance, our customers can feel confident that we are committed to keeping their information safe,” said Andrew Pearson, CEO of Patersons.

With the addition of ISO 27001 compliance status, Patersons’ compliance suite now holds the two leading client-facing data security compliance processes. An auditable standard, ISO 27001 covers known security issues, containing many control requirements and steering companies along a quantifiable path of assessments and improvements. Compliance with the standard demonstrates that Patersons takes information security seriously and that effective security steps are in place across the company and its systems.

About Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions

Headquartered in Salisbury, U.K. with offices in the U.S., central Europe and Asia, Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions is a leading global HR and payroll software and services business delivering expert solutions to clients in more than 160 countries. The Company’s secure Internet-based software as a service is multi-currency and multi-lingual (covering over 30 languages), features an easy-to-use interface, supports fast implementation times and facilitates integration with existing systems. Patersons HR and Payroll Solutions differentiates itself by: one contract, one software solution, one enterprise interface and one cohesive system approach. As a result, Patersons is able to run multi-jurisdictional payroll rules for multiple clients on one database and one platform.

More information and contact details can be accessed at

Jeanne Achille
The Devon Group
(732) 706-0123, ext. 11

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