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Jun 24, 2003

Microland and British Standards Institute partner for ISO 17799 / BS 7799 implementation

BSI announced today that it has appointed Microland as its Associate Consultant for ISO 17799 / BS 7799 implementation. This partnership will leverage the strengths of each partner – Microland in security consulting and BSI in security standards respectively – to offer the global best practices to customers worldwide.

Microland is an IT Infrastructure Management and Technical Support Services Outsourcing company, based out of Bangalore, India. Microland has qualified consultants who are trained and certified for auditing IT security systems and methodologies and for implementation of ‘Information Security Management System (ISMS)’ as prescribed by the ISO 17799 / BS 7799 standard.

“Our portfolio of Security Services offers the most comprehensive solution to an organization’s security needs. Microland has vast experience in the security domain and this association with BSI adds the assurance of global best practices to our offerings”, commented Pradeep Kar, Chairman and Managing Director, Microland Limited.

ISO 17799 / BS 7799 standard details the requirements for setting and implementing an Information Security Management System. BSI’s globally acclaimed ‘Associate Consultant’ programme defines best practices to help organisations to manage their most important asset, information. The trained and certified BSI Associate Consultant organizations assist organizations to implement Information Security Systems aligned to the ISO 17799 / BS 7799.

Commenting on this partnership, Dr Vinod Jain, Managing Director, BSI India, said, ” We welcome Microland to our Associate Consultant Scheme for BS 7799. I am sure that this association will help our customers build a secure ISMS.”


About Microland Limited
Microland is an IT Infrastructure Management & Technical Support Services Outsourcing company. It enables global large & medium enterprises and service providers to reduce their total cost of ownership using a combination of onsite & remote services. Microland enables clients to seamlessly align IT with changing business imperatives thereby enabling maximized benefits and returns.

With over a decade of proven excellence in operations management, high-quality people, world-class managerial capabilities, sound technology and telecom infrastructure, Microland provides a proven and reliable outsourced alternative to global customers. These capabilities provide the operational footing for a diverse portfolio of value-added solutions including Technology Infrastructure Management, simple-to-complex technical support solutions, security lifecycle services and professional services for design and deployment of technology infrastructure.

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About BSI
British Standards Institution (BSI) is the National Standards Body of UK and a world leader in Management Systems Certification. BSI is also the leading body for Standards Formulation in the field of Product, Process and Systems. Many British Standards are the basis of International Standards published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and National Standards of many countries. Management System Standards are some of these important standards.

SI was founded in 1901 to co-ordinate the development of National Standards in U.K. and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1929. Independent of the British Government, BSI is helping organizations to reach new standards of excellence. Having certified over 50,000 companies worldwide, BSI is the leading Systems Certification body. Over the last 100 years, BSI has worked increasingly closely with client organizations all over the world to establish optimal working practices, maximize efficiency and enhance profitability.