NASPO Announces Security Certification of Companies
The North American Security Products Organization (NASPO), Washington, D.C., recently announced the certification of Northstar and Brady Brand Protection Solutions at its quarterly board meeting.
The companies are the first certified security product producers in North America to be recognized by NASPO. To meet certification requirements, both organizations were required to adhere to the consensus standards set forth by NASPO, and to undergo a security audit by independent auditors. Both organizations met or exceeded the requirements for classification.
Brady Corporation, Milwaukee, is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete identification solutions and specialty materials. The Brand Protection Solutions group provides a variety of custom-engineered materials to enable brand owners to protect and defend their profits and brand equity throughout the world.
Of Brady's certification, Matt Williamson, vice-president, said, "The global losses associated with counterfeiting and theft of brand value are staggering. We are proud to become one of the first companies in North America to meet NASPO's Security Risk Standards."
Northstar, Minneapolis, Minn., is a provider of negotiable and non-negotiable security documents and secured fulfillment services. Said Michael Magill, division president, financial solutions group, Ennis Business Forms, "We are very pleased with NASPO's recognition of Northstar's leadership position in the secure documents industry. With the level of document fraud in the United States, our customers recognize the importance and value of having a supplier that is willing to invest in their security interests."