Quark Secures ISO 27001 Recertification at Record Pace

Company’s own software plays vital role in managing corporate policies and accelerating audit process to ensure highest level of security for information and IT processes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Quark Software, the global provider of content automation, intelligence and design software, today announced it has successfully renewed its ISO 27001 ISM certification, ensuring all processes, systems and people across the organization are adhering to this security standard. The company’s own cloud-based content automation platform, Quark Publishing Platform (QPP NextGen) plays a key role in ensuring successful corporate policy management every day and directly contributed to a speedy and accurate audit renewal process. The certificate reinforces a corporate and people commitment to security practices and protocols that keep information assets protected from the most sophisticated threat vectors in today’s AI era.

ISO 27001 Recertification

“AI has intensified the threat landscape which reinforces why it’s so crucial to have modern information security initiatives and practices in place that emphasize a dedication to security for our enterprise customers and across our organization,” said Leigh Weston, Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance at Quark. “Obtaining ISO 27001 recertification not only shows our organizational commitment to protecting sensitive information and complying with industry-leading security practices, but also validates that as a company we are executing the right security practices efficiently so we can adapt fast to any emerging threat or vulnerability.”

Receiving ISO 27001 certification, an information security management system (ISMS) standard, ensures Quark has the policies, processes, procedures, systems and people in place to manage information security risks in a structured and systematic way. It also confirms that Quark has implemented adequate and proportionate security controls. “As part of the certification process, employees were asked about our security policies. It was exciting to hear that our people are motivated, enthusiastic in showing of their areas of responsibility, and truly understand and follow system and process procedures which gave the auditors confidence that our people are living our security processes in real time,” added Weston.

Quark’s security processes are truly embedded within the global organization. And using content automation tools available within the company’s own enterprise content lifecycle management (ECLM) software QPP NextGen, they were able to update its ISO policies and process the most granular level of audit detail requirements in super-fast time.

Project details, key benefits and ROI of Quark’s own ECLM use case example include:

  • Save 25% of time gathering SME input compared to traditional approaches. This included sending out individual components of entire documents for input and review – as opposed to sending the whole document – which included email notification directly from the editing tool.

  • Save 30% of time on merging changes across multiple documents. This encompassed evaluating changes from multiple copies of documents with SME feedback with the power to seamlessly compare changes and versions for 100% accuracy.

  • Save 40% of time on formatting documents following changes and for different product sets compared to manual approaches.

  • Automate and streamline IT Policy creation processes for more than 75 documents. This included sharing published documents across a geographically distributed team of SME’s and management approvers and track usage patterns.

  • Replace traditional Word editing and PDF publishing with a sharing approach via Microsoft Teams and SharePoint collaboration tools to streamline workflows and ensure stakeholder input and approvals.

To learn more about Quark ISO 27001 certification and organizational security practices in place visit the Quark Security Center.

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About Quark Software, Inc.

Quark knows content. The company revolutionized desktop publishing and today provides content design, automation and intelligence software for end-to-end content lifecycle management. Customers worldwide rely on Quark to modernize their content ecosystems so they can create complex print and digital layouts, automate omnichannel publishing of mission-critical documents, and analyze production and engagement insights for the greatest return on their content investments. Quark is backed by Parallax Capital Partners and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland and India. Quark. Brilliant content that works. For more information, visit www.quark.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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