20 Jun 2024

Security as a promise: Joan receives ISO/IEC 27001 certification

At Joan, we're all about blending form and function seamlessly. Our devices boast a sleek, award-winning design that's visually striking and intuitive. And when it comes to our interface, it's not just easy – it's downright delightful, earning stellar reviews from users far and wide.

But let's talk security, shall we? Because at Joan, we've always taken the protection of your data seriously. It was never an afterthought in our design, but a part of the foundation that we built our solutions on. That's why we're thrilled to announce that Visionect, the company that stands behind the brand Joan, achieved ISO/IEC 27001 certification – a testament to our unwavering commitment to keeping your information safe and sound. 

We talked to Luka Birsa, the co-founder and CTO and Luka Napotnik, VP of Engineering at Visionect to learn more about why the ISO certification was important to the company, the process of earning the certification, and why it matters to you.


The global standard for information security

ISO/IEC 27001 isn’t just a fancy title. It’s a comprehensive standard that covers all kinds of information, whether it’s business data or personal details. It addresses how this information is stored and sets out specific requirements that an Information Security Management System (ISMS) must meet to earn certification. In other words, it’s the gold standard for keeping your data secure.


The road to certification 

The thorough process of earning the certification took a year and covered everything from technical aspects to organizational policies. 

“Over 100 controls were implemented to make sure our processes were rock-solid”, says Napotnik. Two audits, including a hands-on review by an ISO representative at our offices, confirmed we were following the protocols correctly.  

"Joan's practices were already well-aligned with ISO standards, but we wanted official proof that safety is our highest priority,” said Birsa. “Now, with the ISO27001 certificate in our hands, we can confidently prove to our customers that we truly do what we say. It confirms that we’re a trustworthy and reliable company when it comes to securing your data.”

Why an ISO 27001 certification matters

For Joan

The ISO/IEC 27001 certification is a testament to our unwavering commitment to information security. We don’t just talk the talk — we proactively address vulnerabilities to ensure our systems are rock-solid and compliant. As most workplace management solutions on the market lack this validation, ISO certification also gives Joan a competitive edge.

For you

It signifies that we go above and beyond to protect your data, providing you with peace of mind, and knowing that your sensitive information is in safe hands. This assurance means:

  • Improved data protection: Your sensitive information is shielded from breaches and unauthorized access.
  • Effective risk management: We systematically identify and neutralize threats, reducing the risk of data loss or cyber-attacks.
  • Transparent operations: You can rest assured knowing we’ve undergone rigorous audits and assessments to earn this certification.
  • Regulatory compliance: We're fully compliant with data protection laws and regulations.

Incident management: In the rare event of a breach, our prompt and efficient response minimizes downtime and disruption.


Creating a secure workplace starts at the foundation

Although the ISO certification holds significant weight, it's not our only accolade. Joan proudly boasts a range of certifications, including GDPR compliance, US-EU Privacy Shield Invalidation, PSD2, and seamless integration with Microsoft Active Directory and SCIMv2. These certifications further solidify our commitment to top-tier security standards. 

You can learn more about our compliance with industry standards and protocols here.