Lithium Technologies Earns ISO Certification for Pure
Software-as-a-Service Social Business Solution
ISO Certification Reinforces Security, Privacy and Performance
Emeryville, Calif. and London - December 5, 2011
–the leader in Social
Customer Solutions, today announced that it has earned International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) certification for information security, further affirming its rigorous adherence to security best practices in al phases of product development and customer deployment of its
social business software for customers worldwide. With its pure software-as-a-service delivery model, Lithium provides customers worldwide with
new features and enhancements monthly without lengthy upgrade cycles or service disruption. ISO certification gives Lithium customers even more assurance that they are partnering with the
leading social business software provider.
"It’s clear that not al SaaS providers are created equal and some fail to live up to the stringent
requirements for privacy, security and performance that today's global brands require," said Lithium Chief Information Officer Misha Logvinov.
"It is imperative for brands to engage their social customers whenever and wherever they are, and we empower them to do just that – confidently and securely – with the agility and flexibility that
only a SaaS solution can provide. Clearly, not al social business providers can say this," Logvinov
said. European Datacenter Gives Customers Competitive Edge
Lithium also announced that its state-of-the-art European datacenter is delivering significant
performance enhancements, achieving a more than 50% improvement in service delivery to customers in Europe.
Strategical y located in Amsterdam for proximity to European customers, Lithium's European datacenter features fully redundant power systems, multiple levels of physical security and
network connectivity to the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and numerous other providers.
The datacenter, which is managed by Equinix, has been in operation since late 2010 and currently runs the Lithium Social Customer Suite for more than 25 regional enterprises – including some of
the largest global brands such as Symantec. "We have seen our customer engagement metrics skyrocket since deploying Lithium's social community platform out of the Amsterdam datacenter,"
said Tony Weiss, Symantec Corp.'s Norton Forums Global Community Manager. "Our security and privacy protocols have been easily met and, more importantly, our customer support costs have
come down."Chris Sharp, general manager, content and digital media, for Equinix said: "Within the Equinix
ecosystem of over 4,000 different digital y-driven businesses, Lithium is able to leverage the interconnection capabilities within to connect its customers to more than 475 content and digital
media providers, including the top five social networks. This gives Lithium – and their customers - a
huge advantage over the competition."Rigorous Data Security
Lithium's certification on the ISO/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 27001:2005 for
information security management is further evidence of its rigorous adherence to best practices
for ensuring customer data security and privacy. Lithium institutes multiple layers of security at the
application, network, host and physical levels. Its datacenters – including the new Amsterdam facility – are equipped with CCTV systems and digital recorders, manned by security guards on a
24x7 basis and require multiple forms of authentication including biometrics to access the facilities.
In addition to the new ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification, Lithium is also SAS 70 (SSAE 16) certified. The datacenters are independently SAS 70 (SSAE 16) certified, ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certified and
PCI DSS section 9 certified. Lithium is also US-EU Safe Harbor and US-Swiss Safe Harbor self-certified and has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal.
About Lithium Technologies
We help great companies builfor their most engaged customers. With Lithium,
clients such asanturn their customers' passion into marketing, product development, sales, and customer service assets. For
more information, visitor connect with us oand our own nation– Lithium is privately held with headquarters in Emeryvil e, California.
Lithium Media Contacts:
Michael Paige, Corporate Communicatio, +1 (510) 318 7014Sandra Teuber, EMEA, +41 43 268 2757
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