Data Integrity Provider First to Bring IP Ownership into Discussion
Reston, VA—April 29, 2009—Surety, LLC, the leading provider of data integrity solutions, announced today that is has joined the Microsoft-sponsored BioIT Alliance as the first and only data integrity protection provider of its kind within the alliance.
Utilizing digital timestamp technology, Surety’s solutions allow government and commercial organizations to validate the integrity of their electronic records and help prove their authenticity and intellectual property (IP) ownership when challenged in a competitive or legal situation. With the use of electronic records, files and additional digital content on the rise, the need for immediate and legally-defensible IP protection continues to increase as well.
“Surety’s acceptance into the BioIT Alliance further proves the market’s increasing recognition of the need to effectively secure and protect the integrity and authenticity of critical bio-IT and pharmaceutical content,” said Bob Flinton, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Surety, LLC. “We’re pleased to be a unique and strategic part of the alliance and are looking forward to contributing thought leadership and best practices discussion around the need for implementation of electronic document protection technologies, particularly within the Life Sciences market.”
The Bio-IT Alliance connects various IT, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to successfully collaborate best practices for improving drug development and consequentially improving the healthcare of millions of Americans. Members are encouraged to share their knowledge and industry expertise for the sake of reducing medical costs, increasing research and improving go-to market capabilities.
“We are delighted to have Surety join the Alliance. Their decision to become a member reflects the importance of alliances today,” said Rudy Potenzone, Ph. D., Worldwide Industry technology strategist for pharmaceuticals and director of the Bio IT Alliance, Microsoft. “They add an additional dimension that will offer existing members potential collaboration opportunities.”
About Surety, LLC Founded in 1994 by leading Bellcore Scientists, Surety is recognized as a premiere third-party time-stamp authority. With millions of electronic records and files worldwide protected under its authenticity seal, the company’s flagship service offering AbsoluteProof® enables organizations to meet the legal, fiduciary and regulatory responsibilities associated with creating, managing and archiving electronic data by providing verifiable evidence of data integrity and authenticity. The company’s client base is made up of legal and financial services firms, healthcare organizations, research and development laboratories, managed services providers and copyright protection agencies that are ensuring record integrity with AbsoluteProof. For more information, visit http://www.surety.com.
About the BioIT Alliance Formed in 2006, the BioIT Alliance is a cross-industry group working together to improve biomedical information technology on the Microsoft platform. Founding members include Affymetrix, Accelrys, Amylin, Applied Biosystems, The BioTeam Inc., Digipede Technologies LLC, Discovery Biosciences Corp., Geospiza Inc., HP, InterKnowlogy, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems Inc., VizX Labs LLC and other key companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, hardware and software industries. Additional information about the BioIT Alliance can be found on the BioIT Alliance Web site at http://www.bioitalliance.org.