Madrid, Spain, 18 May 2006: Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, has reiterated its commitment to data security by successfully completing the Cybertrust Security Management Programme (SMP) Perimeter Certification for its corporate travel management division. The certification, which covers the hosting operations for Amadeus e-Travel Management - Amadeus’ corporate travel management solution - confirms that the company continues to meet the highest levels of security and protection from external infiltration.
“Now, more than ever, protecting employee and financial data is a key concern for companies embarking on an online travel management strategy,” commented Jérôme Destors, Director e-Travel, the e-commerce division of Amadeus. “Confidentiality, integrity and availability are core strengths our customers look to Amadeus to deliver. The Cybertrust SMP Perimeter Certification further underscores our ongoing commitment to provide corporations with the reassurance that their data is being looked after in the safest possible environment.”
In gaining the certification, Cybertrust gives Amadeus customers using the Amadeus e-Travel Management solution peace of mind that their travel data is fully protected and secure. In addition to ensuring that Amadeus’ system maintains the highest levels of security across its network and e-mail, the certification includes elements that protect physical and human/administrative elements – the areas of a network which traditionally are most susceptible to viral and hacker intrusion.
Speaking on behalf of Cybertrust, John Holland, SVP and regional manager for EMEA at Cybertrust commented, “We commend Amadeus on its commitment to information security and achieving SMP Perimeter Certification. Cybertrust’s SMP allows organisations to assess and plan around their greatest security priorities, allowing them peace of mind when conducting web-dependent business. The travel industry is an excellent example of where highly sensitive information is frequently sent via an online environment and therefore where security has to be of paramount consideration.”
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Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. Amadeus provides distribution, IT and points of sale solutions that help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines and insurance companies, tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.
The company - jointly owned by BC Partners, Cinven, Air France, Iberia and Lufthansa - has over 6,500 employees worldwide, representing 95 nationalities. In 2005 Amadeus reported revenues of €2,418.3m.
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In e-commerce, Amadeus is the global leader in online travel technology and corporate travel management solutions. It services travel agencies in 90 countries, and powers the websites of over 1,000 corporations and more than 70 airlines and hotels. Amadeus e-Travel Management is an online travel booking solution to help corporations manage their travel policy more efficiently. Both Amadeus and its partners enable corporations to integrate all the elements of their global travel programmes, into one easy-to-use and easy-to-administrate solution. Customers include Altria, Cemex, Daimler Chrysler, Ericsson, Nestlé, Total, Thales, Oracle and Siemens.
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Cybertrust is the global information security specialist, delivering services that secure critical data, protect identities and help customers demonstrate ongoing compliance. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, USA with more than 30 offices around the globe, Cybertrust is one of the world’s largest providers of information security and is recognized as the global market leader in managed security services. For more information, visit www.cybertrust.com