Five UK data centers meet international standard for information security
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM— November 24, 2010 — Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, today announced that it has received ISO 27001 certification for all five of its International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in the UK. Awarded to companies whose business processes conform to strict international standards, the ISO 27001 accreditation validates Equinix’s commitment to protecting customers’ valuable information assets by maintaining the most stringent procedures governing security, resilience and business continuity.
Equinix received the ISO accreditation for its compliance with The International Organization for Standardization’s code of practice for information security management systems. In order to achieve certification, all aspects of Equinix’s UK operations underwent a rigorous audit by an independent agency, assessing operating resources, personnel, physical security, communications and operations procedures, access management, system and software development, maintenance, business continuity planning and legal compliance.
“Equinix is committed to supporting its customers’ mission-critical operations whilst meeting recognized and acclaimed best practice security procedures,” says Russell Poole, General Manager of Equinix United Kingdom. “Achieving ISO 27001 certification, together with Equinix’s stringent service level agreements, provides Equinix customers with added reassurance about the resilience of their outsourced operations.”
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. More than 3,100 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 600 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 35 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth.
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Equinix Contact (Europe)
Jacqui Depares / Ginnia Cheng | Johnson King
+44 (0)20 7401 7968
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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