Brivo Earns TRUSTe's Stamp of Approval

Brivo Systems LLC, a provider of "Software as a Service" applications for security management, announced it has received approval for its website to display the TRUSTe EU Safe Harbor Seal, which demonstrates its global commitment to consumer trust and privacy online. According to Brivo, TRUSTe, an online privacy seal and trust assurance service, awards its privacy seals only to companies that complete the rigorous TRUSTe certification process and agree to comply with ongoing oversight and TRUSTe’s consumer dispute resolution process.

“In addition to completing our SAS 70 Type II security audit, we are pleased to now add a TRUSTe privacy seal demonstrating Brivo’s leadership in providing industry-leading safeguards for our customer’s data,” said Brivo President and CEO Steve Van Till. “Lately, everyone is talking about the Cloud and SaaS applications. For those many companies shopping for a SaaS provider, these audits and certifications are not a luxury. Customers should demand them and SaaS providers must be able to offer such recognized assurances. Brivo is one of the few SaaS providers in the physical security industry making the financial commitment to provide the very best in data protection so our customers don’t have to take on that expense.”

According to Brivo, the TRUSTe EU Safe Harbor Seal communicates that a website has committed to protecting the privacy of visitors through compliance with the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework and participation in TRUSTe’s Watchdog Consumer Dispute Resolution service. The EU-US Safe Harbor Framework was developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in concert with the European Commission to provide a framework by which U.S. companies may comply with EU privacy directives protecting the personal information of European citizens.

For those companies doing business with European citizens, TRUSTe's online privacy seals help a company certify with the EU Directive on Data Protection, a Safe Harbor Framework developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in concert with the European Commission.

In 2009, Brivo received both the SAS 70 Type I and II certifications, which the company says assure customers that a service provider’s controls and processes provide reasonable assurances of service levels and data security. The “Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70,” commonly abbreviated as “SAS 70,” is an auditing statement issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). It defines the processes an auditor uses to assess the internal controls of service organizations that provide data processing, storage, or application services to their customers.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has identified the Type II SAS 70 audit as the only acceptable method for a third party to assure a service organization’s controls. The Type II audit is more thorough than Type I (awarded to Brivo in 2008) because it assesses whether the company’s security control processes are effective during the entire calendar period for which the audit applies.

Brivo is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Duchossois Group, a privately held holding company, headquartered in Elmhurst, Ill., which owns AMX, The Chamberlain Group and Milestone AV Technologies. Duchossois also holds strategic interests in Churchill Down Inc., and a number of other diversified businesses.

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