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TransTeleCom has successfully completed certification of its Information Security Management System against the internationally recognised ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard. This certification demonstrates company’s commitment to high quality service with regard to client information confidentiality, integrity and availability.

The certification audit was conducted by the Swiss company SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance S.A.), the world’s leader in inspection, testing and certification. SGS auditors checked compliance to the standard’s requirements in the head office and at four sites of TransTeleCom in Moscow. Due to the fact that not a single critical non-compliance has been detected in the system, the certificate was issued.

The SGS certificate testifying TransTeleCom Information Security Management System compliance to ISO/IEC 27001:2005 has been drafted in Russian, English, Japanese and Chinese languages. Certificate’s validity is 3 years.

«Information Security Management System certification strengthens TransTeleCom leading market position, - said Head of Information Security of TransTeleCom Alexander Zolotnikov. We are actively expanding international activity and the availability of international certificates from the leading certification body will boost our company’s development in the global markets».

Konstantin Timoshechkin, Head of Systems & Services Certification in SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS, noted that «Adherence to ISO/IEC 27001:2005 allows to identify potential dangers and to build up an operational system able to prevent information loss and disclosure. Due to the international status of the standard and its reputation in the telecommunications market the certificate grows to a serious competitive edge of TransTeleCom within international tenders».

Closed Joint-Stock Company TransTeleCom (TTC) was founded in 1997. Its main shareholder is “Russian railways“. TransTeleCom operates and services the largest fiber network in Russia, which is more than 50 000 km long and has the bandwidth capability of 50 GBit/s. The network is laid along the country’s railways, has more than 950 access nodes in all regions of Russia and connects Europe and Asia. Being one of the leading telecommunication operators, the company ensures 44% of the rent of National Private Lines, occupies 45% in the segment of trunk Internet access and 41% in IP VPN market. Consolidated income of TTC group companies in 2006 made 17.8 billion rubles, and the profit amounted to 2.2 billion rubles, which exceeds the same index of 2005 by 46%. TTC actively works on the international market. EurasiaHighway transcontinental route, organized by TransTeleCom, is the most efficient telecommunication route between European and Asian countries.