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Ribose achieves ISO/IEC 27001 certification first consumer-focused social collaboration platform to achieve 27001 certification

Hong Kong, 21 October 2013 – Ribose, a start-up that is redefining the way individuals and organizations collaborate to get better results, today announced that it has achieved ISO/[IEC] 27001 certification covering all aspects of the company, including its social collaboration platform.

The certification was awarded by the British Standards Institute (BSI), the originator of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard. Ribose is the first — and currently the only — non-enterprise, consumer-focused collaboration platform to achieve this certification. This strongly demonstrates that stringent controls on information security are integral to all processes within Ribose.

ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard that specifies wide-ranging requirements for implementing, operating, maintaining and improving an information security management system. Certification is awarded only after a neutral independent accredited auditor has conducted a thorough audit has assessed and verified that the organization’s applications, systems, processes and services comply with the standard.

“As a cloud collaboration platform provider, Ribose is committed to safeguarding user information to the highest standards,” explains Ronald Tse, founder of Ribose. “We’re proud to announce that the scope of our certification is as comprehensive as possible: it fully covers our organization and our collaboration platform, from design, development and operations to support processes. Our users can be confident that their privacy and data will always be respected and protected and that they can collaborate freely on Ribose to innovate and succeed with their teams.”

Emmanuel Herve, managing director of BSI Hong Kong and VP Standards and Professional Service of BSI Asia Pacific, echoes these sentiments: “With an extensive certification scope, Ribose’s ISO/IEC 27001 certification gives stakeholders and customers a powerful guarantee that their information will always be safely handled. We’re proud to have raised the bar in social collaboration security and enabled more individuals and organizations to work successfully with Ribose.”

About Ribose

Ribose helps individuals and organizations worldwide cooperate effectively through its social collaboration platform. By focusing on the “whole of collaboration”, Ribose has taken online social collaboration to a new level. Whether planning social events for family and friends or running complex business projects, you will find that Ribose makes it easy, effective and genuinely fun. Ribose is currently in public beta, is free to use, and is already redefining collaboration results for many. Founded in 2008, Ribose is headquartered in Hong Kong with an office in Los Angeles, CA.