Ontrack began its journey in 1985 in the software industry. The first product produced by Ontrack was Disk Manager®, a software program that made the process of installing a computer hard disk much easier. The software’s success led the company into the business of recovering data from damaged hard disk drives, resulting in the formation of Ontrack Data Recovery in 1987. As the demand for data recovery services grew, the company evolved in size, product and service offerings and expertise. Today, the company performs an average of 50,000 data recoveries annually across a wide arrange of media types (hard drives, servers, RAID, tape, email, SSD/flash, mobile).
ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard to manage information security. The standard was originally published jointly by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 2005, revised in 2013, and again most recently in 2022. There are also numerous recognized national variants of the standard. It details requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS) – the aim of which is to help organizations make the information assets they hold more secure. Organizations that meet the standard's requirements can choose to be certified by an accredited certification body following successful completion of an audit. The effectiveness of the ISO/IEC 27001 certification process and the overall standard has been addressed in a large-scale study conducted in 2020.
SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance)
SGS (formerly Société Générale de Surveillance (French for General Society of Surveillance)) is a Swiss multinational company headquartered in Geneva, which provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Its 97,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories worldwide. The core services offered by SGS include the inspection and verification of the quantity, weight and quality of traded goods, the testing of product quality and performance against various health, safety and regulatory standards, and to make sure that products, systems or services meet the requirements of standards set by governments, standardization bodies or by SGS customers.