“Atos Origin, one of the first companies in France to be awarded ISO/IEC 27001 Certification For Its Network & Security Services”

Paris – February 4, 2009

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, announces that its Network & Security Services (NSS) practice was awarded ISO/IEC 27001 certification following an audit by French standards organization AFNOR Certification. ISO/IEC 27001, published in 2005, is the international standard for information security management. Atos Origin is one of the first companies in France to obtain this certification. This new certification recognizes Atos Origin's investment in the continuous improvement of security management for both its own and its customers' information systems.

Atos Origin's managed operations cover administering, developing, managing and operating all or part of a customer's information systems. The Group's goal in complying with ISO/IEC 27001 is to effectively protect the availability, integrity and confidentiality of its IT systems and resources, as well as for those of its customers.

ISO/IEC 27001 defines all of the areas that must be checked to ensure that an information security management system is compliant. With this new certification, Atos Origin is confirming its commitment to continuously earning its customers' trust.

“Our goal is to protect our service packages and to ensure the security of our own information systems and those of our customers. ISO/IEC 27001's rigorous methodology enhances our risk analysis processes. Keeping information secure is one of our main concerns and we are constantly working to strengthen our performance. This new certification confirms our strategy and commitment to offering customers secure services while achieving a competitive edge in the information system security market,” said Daniel Gargot, Network & Security Services Manager at Atos Origin.

Group operations in Brazil, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States have already been certified to ISO/IEC 27001.

Atos Origin combined its ISO/IEC 27001 audit with procedures to renew its ISO/IEC 9001 quality certification.

AFNOR is a service group with four main areas of competency: standardisation, publishing, training and certification. It has a particular feature in that it serves the general interest for its standardisation mission, while exercising a part of its activities in the competitive domain. AFNOR is an international operator in the quality and management field for services, products, systems and competencies. It provides socio-economic actors, particularly firms, with practical, concrete, recognised tools, enabling them to become a visible, long-term part of the world socio-economic scene.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is one of the world's leading international information technology services companies. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues total €5.8 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors.
Atos Origin is listed on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Media contact: Anne de Beaumont - + 33 (0)1 55 91 24 15 - anne.debeaumont@atosorigin.com