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STATSports awarded accreditation for data security processes

STATSports’ management team receive their ISO accreditation at the company’s Newry headquarters

NEWRY-based STATSports has confirmed it has been awarded the highest level of certification available for its data security processes.

The tech firm, which develops tracking devices for some of the world’s biggest sports teams, said its information security management system has now been certified to ISO 27001, the international and auditable standard which rubber stamps its processes and IT system as capable of ensuring sensitive information stays secure.

Co-foudner Sean O’Connor said: “From day one, we have always placed data security at the top of our list of priorities and our ISO 27001 certification is proof of that focus.

“We maintain the strictest standards when it comes to handling client data, whether player statistics or other details, and will make sure we continue to do so in the future."

The chief operating officer added: “Having expanded the business considerably over the last few years, we remain on an upward growth trajectory and are committed to making sure both our elite product and our consumer product – the APEX Athelete Series – are not only world leading when it comes to their technology, but also in data security.”

The list of teams using STATSports’ technology includes Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, as well as top Italian team Juventus plus many other international federations including England, Germany and Brazil.

Its APEX system tracks each athlete’s performance during practice sessions and games and provides direct and real-time feedback to coaching staff and players.

STATSports also recently launched a product aimed at the consumer market. The APEX Athlete Series tracking device is being marketed for around £200.

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