is First Major SaaS Vendor to Achieve ISO 27001 Certification

Internationally recognized standard for information security governance demonstrates's ongoing commitment to the security of its 41,000 global customers

LONDON - Dreamforce Europe Conference - May 7, 2008 - [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), today announced that it is the first publicly traded SaaS vendor to receive the prestigious ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Security Certification (ISO 27001). ISO 27001 is the internationally recognized standard for certifying that a provider's Information Security Management System (ISMS) protects its information and that of its customers.

"This certification is a massive competitive differentiator for us as the only major SaaS vendor to achieve it," said Parker Harris, EVP Technology, "Our customers, particularly in Europe and Asia, have been asking for this and we're proud to provide them with this assurance that our commitment to their security is reflected in our policies and practices."

As the only internationally accepted security standard, ISO 27001 demonstrates and ensures security best practices and a managed approach to business information protection including risk, governance and compliance. Large industry, financial, and governmental customers in Europe and Asia often require their IT vendors, suppliers, and partners to be ISO 27001 certified.'s ISO 27001 certification helps affirm that provides a consistent, reliable and secure operating environment to support its 41,000 customers and 1.1 million subscribers worldwide.'s existing three data centers and major offices worldwide were certified by BSI International.

In addition, has undergone SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70) Type II examinations and SYSTRUST audits semi-annually since 2004.

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