Washington, D.C., December 17, 2007 - Continually enhancing its industry-leading security capabilities, Votenet™ Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of secure online voting and nomination solutions for associations, corporations, law firms, non-profits, universities and organizations, announced today that the company has achieved an independent 3rd party Physical Security Certification from Interfor, Inc., an international investigation and security consulting firm offering comprehensive domestic and foreign intelligence services to the legal, corporate, and financial communities. Due to the importance Votenet Solutions places on securing sensitive corporate and client information contained within their office locations, offsite data facility, and IT systems, the company proactively completed Interfor's highly rigorous Physical Security Vulnerability Assessment in order to achieve certification. The assessment included thorough review of:
- the convergence of Votenet Solutions' physical security capabilities and IT network security, including application of the highest levels of Internet security protocols and email and data encryption
- application of electronic control systems
- protection measures for paper-based and electronically stored corporate, client, and partner proprietary information
- corporate-wide disaster recovery and crisis management procedures
- access control, intrusion detection, and video protection systems
- employee, vendor, and visitor identification procedures
"Votenet Solutions has achieved a robust, comprehensive security program comparable to our Fortune 500 corporation clients, in which all of their protocols, procedures, and systems converge to ensure protection of all physical and electronic properties. Preventing a security intrusion is extremely advantageous in itself, but the complete confidence this Physical Security Certification provides to Votenet Solutions and their clients and partners is invaluable," stated Don Aviv, Chief Operating Officer, CPP, PSP, PCI, Interfor, Inc.
Protecting proprietary corporate and client information was a particularly high priority throughout the security assessment. Among the security measures in place, strong email, server, and network encryption ensures that Votenet Solutions' online voting solutions and information such as credit card payment transactions and client election materials including ballots, membership rosters, and voting results are safe from intrusion.
"Although we have built a solid reputation for software and corporate security over the past eight years, this independent security certification from Interfor ensures that our security protocols meet the highest standards today and in the future, as Interfor will regularly re-evaluate our security program. The trust and confidence of our clients and partners in our ability to secure our Web-based voting solutions and services is of utmost importance to us, and we will continue to actively pursue opportunities to enhance our capabilities," said Michael Tuteur, CEO, Votenet Solutions, Inc.
For more information on Votenet Solutions' best-in-class security processes, please visit http://eballot30.votenet.com/dynamiccontent/subsection.cfm?navid=105&type=child
About Votenet Solutions, Inc.
Votenet Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of secure on-demand voting and nominations software and election consulting for private organizations including membership associations, trade associations, award shows, realtor organizations, universities, K-12 schools, law firms, homeowner associations, corporations, financial institutions, unions, pension boards, credit unions and other types of organizations.
Since 2001, Votenet's software has delivered more than 8,000 online ballots and served over 6,000,000 voters worldwide. With its market-leading online voting solution, eBallot , its suite of online governance solutions, and 650+ clients in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, Votenet Solutions Inc. is the emerging global leader in e-governance technology.
Votenet Solutions, Inc. is based in Washington, D.C. with offices throughout North America. For more information please visit www.votenet.com. To inquire about one of our solutions, please call 800-868-3638 or send an email to email@example.com.About Interfor, Inc.
Founded in 1979, Interfor, Inc. is an international investigation and security consulting firm headquartered in NYC and operating in 36 countries around the world. Interfor offers comprehensive domestic and foreign intelligence services to the legal, corporate and financial communities.
Interfor is staffed by highly skilled investigators, fraud examiners and security consultants, many of whom have been associated with government, defense, and intelligence agencies worldwide, including the British Secret Service, Israeli intelligence, various European agencies, and the United States CID, CIA, DEA and FBI agencies. Our investigators are also supported by a sophisticated research division using state of the art technology.
Interfor is fully licensed and operates in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia. While the nature of Interfor services precludes disclosing the identity of specific clients, they include Fortune 500 companies, major law firms, an international airline and a number of Western governments.