Snapdeal makes online business more secure, earns prestigious ISO certification

New Delhi [India], Feb 13 : Online marketplace Snapdeal on Monday announced that it has received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification; making it one of the first and few ecommerce companies in India to do so.

The ISO 27001 is the only auditable international standard which defines the requirements for an Information Security Management System; to ensure that sufficient security controls are instituted within the certified organization.

In simple terms, what the certification means is that not just users can be assured of the confidentiality of their private data, but also of the authenticity and reliability of all sellers on the Snapdeal platform.

An independent security audit by BSI for ISO 27001:2013 meant that Snapdeal was required to: -Design and implement a comprehensive set of information security controls and other risk management measures to address security risks of applications within its production infrastructure as well as its corporate environment -Undergo thorough scrutiny and evaluation of its own information security risks, including the impact of identified threats and vulnerabilities -Implement a comprehensive program to ensure that the information security controls meet the information security needs for both Snapdeal and its customers on an ongoing basis "By benchmarking policies and procedures against this internationally recognized standard, Snapdeal has furthered its consumer promise of building India's most frictionless and reliable ecommerce platform.

This further reflects our deep commitment to maintaining industry best practices which enhance customer experience while transacting online," said co-founder Snapdeal, Rohit Bansal.

This move is a direct response to the needs of the customers in an ever evolving environment, ensuring that security risks are proactively and adequately managed with highest levels in operational practices at Snapdeal.

The certification preserves the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information that helps in implementing an information security management system to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace, meet supply-chain demands and prevent ongoing and evolving cyber threats.

Source: ANI