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GovDelivery Receives International Security Certification From the British Standards Institution

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SAINT PAUL, Minn., March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery and the British Standards Institution (BSI Group) announced today that GovDelivery has received ISO 27001 certification, widely accepted as the world's most prestigious information security management standard. This certification further illustrates GovDelivery's long-held commitment to ongoing protective measures and its strong focus on the customer experience.

Use of the BSI Group logo illustrates that GovDelivery has undergone a rigorous policy and procedure review ensuring that security procedures and processes are both in place and documented. By outlining, clarifying and refining these important processes, GovDelivery has been able to solidify a framework to ensure success in the next phase of its growth evolution.

Brent Kastner, Chief Technology Officer at GovDelivery states, "Confidentiality, integrity and availability have been cornerstones of GovDelivery's business since we launched in 2000. Continuing in that tradition, we've chosen a framework [ISO 27001] that provides industry-recognized risk management and security standards for every employee all the way up to senior management and board members."

BSI Group's vetting process is comprised of several rigorous examinations that consider potential security risks, information controls and data processes to determine the overall success of an institution's safety levels. Organizations that pursue independent ISO 27001 accreditation are prioritizing the security of their customers' data and their business. By receiving this certification from BSI Group, GovDelivery has taken a significant step to differentiate itself from competitors by ensuring its processes and procedures are aligned with industry standards for cloud-based services.

"GovDelivery is delighted to receive this recognition from the world's leading authority on security infrastructure," says Bob Ainsbury, Chief Operating Officer at GovDelivery. "This milestone is beneficial not only for our company but also for our customers who require the utmost assurance of security and data policy with regard to cloud-based systems while using our solutions every minute of every day to communicate with the public."

With this globally recognized and accredited certification, GovDelivery can provide an even deeper sense of assurance to its customers that the services and data entrusted to GovDelivery will be protected by a comprehensive set of controls and policy.

About GovDelivery

GovDelivery, the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions, helps government transform their digital communications by maximizing direct connections with the public while reducing communications cost. More than 550 government organizations worldwide, including more than half of major U.S. federal agencies, as well as state, county, and city governments in the U.S., and local authorities and central government agencies in the United Kingdom, use GovDelivery to optimize their effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement in communications with the public. GovDelivery is a partner company of ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE). For more information, visit http://www.govdelivery.com.

About BSI Group

BSI Group, also known as the British Standards Institution, operates in 150 countries, providing production standards and related services to corporations all over the world. Their long-standing and respected reputation as an independently accredited non-profit organization serves them in their assessments of a wide range of standards and business specifications. Every year since 2004, BSI group has been nominated as a Business Superbrand in the United Kingdom, solidifying their place as a prominent and prestigious institution. For more information, visit http://www.bsigroup.com/.

CONTACT: Mary Yang Sr. Communications Manager 651-726-7317 Mary.Yang@govdelivery.com

Source: GovDelivery