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Press Release -- July 19th, 2011
Source: Terremark
Tags: Colocation, Exchange

Terremark’s Brazilian Colocation Services Achieve Prestigious ISO 27001 Certification

Colocation Services Certified as Meeting Stringent Information Security Management Standard to Provide High Availability and Confidentiality of Customer Data

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Terremark, a Verizon Company, today announced its colocation services delivered from its São Paulo, Brazil data center have been accredited with the internationally recognized ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification. This certification provides third-party verification that the company’s Brazilian colocation services conform to an information security management standard that helps protect the integrity of customers’ critical and sensitive information.

ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is the international standard for the management of an information security management system (ISMS). The certification, which is valid for a three-year term, is a key component of Terremark’s program to protect vital customer data from a wide range of cyber threats and vulnerabilities that can lead to data loss.

“This certification further reinforces Terremark’s unwavering commitment to provide highly secure colocation services from our top-tier data centers,” said Hector Hernandez, senior vice president of data center operations for Terremark. “To be certified to the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard further demonstrates that we have implemented the systems and controls required to enable customers to fully safeguard mission-critical applications residing in our advanced in-region colocation center.”

The ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification includes on-site assessments and encompasses security policies, organizational security, asset classification and control, personnel security, physical and environmental security, systems and network security, access controls, systems development and maintenance, business continuity management, and compliance. Certification to ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standards reinforces to customers that Terremark operates its colocation services in accordance with the ISO/IEC guidelines and general principles for information security management.

“ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification is a reflection of Terremark’s significant commitment to the quality of its information security management systems,” said Chris Schellman, president of Brightline, the ANAB accredited registrar that conducted the assessment. “Successfully completing the rigorous certification process is a key component of Terremark’s effort to protect its customers’ hosted systems.”

Terremark’s NAP do Brasil in São Paulo is home to its most important Internet exchange in Latin America with massive and diverse connectivity from the region’s largest carriers. As part of the company’s expanded global footprint of nearly 50 data centers, the facility delivers a broad range of services from Terremark’s expanded IT solution portfolio that includes the combined leading cloud, security and IT capabilities of Terremark and Verizon. Since deploying its cloud computing infrastructure in the Brazilian data center more than a year ago, customers have been able to leverage Terremark’s global cloud infrastructure for the secure and agile computing resources their business-critical applications require. The company also delivers its leading solutions across Latin America from some of the most connected data center facilities in Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

About Terremark

Terremark, a Verizon Company, is a leader in transforming and securing enterprise-class IT on a global scale. A subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), Terremark sets the standard for IT deployments with advanced infrastructure and managed service offerings that deliver the scale, security, and reliability necessary to meet the demanding requirements of enterprises and governments around the world. With a global network of data centers and a comprehensive portfolio of secure solutions, Terremark is helping enterprise and government executives realize the power and promise of the cloud today. For more information, visit


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