Kenexa Maintains Coveted Verizon Business Security Certification

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Verizon Business announced Wednesday (May 7) that Kenexa - a leading global provider of HR software, content and services - has maintained the prestigious Verizon Business Security Management Program (SMP) Cybertrust Certification for perimeter (network border) and application (software) security.  The certifications underscore Kenexa's commitment to maintaining secure operations.

The Security Management Program is designed to help customers take a proactive approach to security by reducing risk across an entire organization.  Working closely with customers, the program reviews information security measures and synergistically addresses a broad range of security needs, from network and system analysis to security policy inspection. 

Of the more than 1,000 businesses and government agencies whose information security measures have been reviewed under the program, only about half receive the Cybertrust Certification, which must be renewed annually.  

"The security landscape continually shifts and changes," said Kerry Bailey, vice president of Verizon Business Security Solutions.  "Periodic reviews by security experts can help protect against existing and emerging threats. By earning its Cybertrust Certification, Kenexa is demonstrating to its customers, employees and other key stakeholders that it places the highest importance on information security - a critical component of conducting business in today's global marketplace."

The Cybertrust Perimeter Certification provides assurance that the information security controls, policies and procedure of Kenexa's production systems, networks and physical environment have been examined, measured and validated by an industry leader against a stringent set of information security standards.  The program helped the company strengthen its external perimeter infrastructure for the fifth year in a row, enabling it to more effectively prioritize and identify security risks and then proactively manage them before they can have an impact.  

For the third consecutive year, Kenexa continues to maintain its Cybertrust Application Certification for Kenexa Recruiter(r) BrassRing, the company's talent management software.  This certification is targeted at protecting software that is vulnerable to application-level attacks, a growing area of concern among businesses. 

Verizon Business conducted a detailed review and analysis of the applications that comprise Kenexa Recruiter(r) BrassRing (Agency Manager, Talent Gateway and Workbench), including the supporting infrastructure and software development lifecycle.  The Cybertrust Application Certification demonstrates Kenexa's commitment to developing and running applications that are secure.

"Kenexa has grown considerably - both organically and through acquisitions, around the world - in its more than 20 years in operation," said Jim Restivo, chief knowledge officer, Kenexa.  "Our relationship with Verizon Business has allowed us to grow at an accelerated pace while delivering excellent customer service with confidence.  It's critical to Kenexa that our interactions with customers are safeguarded, and Verizon Business provides us with that peace of mind."

Verizon Business Security Solutions Powered by Cybertrust

Enterprises and government agencies rely on Verizon Business to help them manage security risk and protect critical company assets.  Verizon Business Security Solutions offers a comprehensive portfolio of security services that include threat and vulnerability management; identity management; security and compliance programs; and security strategy and consultation.  The more than 1,100 security professionals around the globe deliver these offerings through a range of managed services, professional services and products.  More information is available by visiting http://www.verizonbusiness.com/us/security.  Specific information on the Security Management Program and the prestigious Cybertrust Certification is available by visiting http://www.verizonbusiness.com/us/products/security/compliance/mgmt.

About Kenexa
Kenexa Corporation (NASDAQ:KNXA) is a global leader in building the world's greatest workforces using a combination of software, employee research science and business process optimization. Kenexa's global solutions include applicant tracking, onboarding, recruitment process outsourcing, employment branding, skills and behavioral assessments, structured interviews, performance management, multi-rater feedback surveys, employee engagement surveys and HR Analytics. Kenexa is headquartered in Wayne, Pa. (outside Philadelphia). Additional information about Kenexa and its global products and services can be accessed at www.kenexa.com.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global IP leader and network-based partner for delivering integrated communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large-business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed reach with managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services capabilities, Verizon Business delivers global solutions that power innovation and enable its customers to do business better.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.