ARLINGTON, Va., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that BrightLine CPAs & Associates, an ANAB-accredited certification body, has issued an ISO 27001 certificate to ARC for its information security management system (ISMS), which supports the company's business operations, information technology, and corporate risk group services. ISO 27001 is a globally recognized standard for the establishment and certification of an ISMS.
"ARC has a responsibility to our customers, our employees, and all of our stakeholders to protect their information to the highest standard possible," said Rich Licato, ARC's managing director of corporate security. "This certification confirms that we meet those standards and take our mission very seriously in all areas."ISO 27001 is an information security management system published by the International Organization for Standardization. The purpose of adopting ISO 27001 is to formally bring information security under explicit management control. Once an organization adopts ISO 27001 standards, the organization is audited to certify its compliance. About ARC:ARC powers the U.S.-based travel network with premier business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and powerful data analytics. Nearly 14,000 travel agencies and 190 airlines use ARC's settlement services, which in 2012 totaled more than $84 billion. As the industry's gold standard of accreditation, ARC allows participating agencies and carriers to focus on what's important – increasing their revenue. Established in 1984, ARC is headquartered in Arlington, Va. For more information, visit www.arccorp.com. More information about BrightLine CPAs & Associates is available at www.brightline.com. ©2013 Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC). All rights reserved. SOURCE ARC