WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. (NYSE:DFT, news, filings), a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenant wholesale data centers, today announced that it has received NQA certification ISO 27001 for its information security management system (ISMS) in four of its data centers within three markets: Virginia, Illinois and California. The certification confirms that DFT appropriately provides power, cooling and security within its data centers while preserving the privacy and protection of clients' assets.
Awarded by National Quality Assurance (NQA), a leading global independently accredited certification body (registrar), providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards, the ISO 27001 certification is the international standard for ISMS. ISO 27001 provides the framework for a technology-neutral, vendor-neutral management system that enables an organization to assure itself that its information security measures are effective. This includes the continued accessibility, confidentiality and integrity of its own information and that of its stakeholders as well as legal compliance.
"This globally recognized certification is an important addition to our continued commitment to protect both DFT's and our customer's informational assets and confidentiality," said Scott Davis, Executive Vice President of Operations. "The ISO 27001 certification showcases that DFT has developed and implemented a quality approach and strengthened its position with regards to the management of risk by our commitment to maintaining and continually improving a documented information security management system."
The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) issued DFT's certification. The accreditation is confirmed through a program of annual surveillance visits and a re-certification audit every three years.
About DuPont Fabros Technology Inc.
DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. (NYSE: DFT) is a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenant wholesale data centers. The Company's facilities are designed to offer highly specialized, efficient and safe computing environments in a low-cost operating model. The Company's customers outsource their mission-critical applications and include national and international enterprises across numerous industries, such as technology, Internet content providers, media, communications, cloud-based, healthcare and financial services. The Company's 11 data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 2.75 million gross square feet and 240 megawatts of available critical load to power the servers and computing equipment of its customers. DuPont Fabros Technology is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.dft.com
NQA is a leading global independently accredited certification body (registrar), providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards since 1988. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, NQA, USA was established in 1992 as a joint venture between National Quality Assurance (NQA), Limited (headquartered in London, England) and National Technical Systems, Inc. (located in Calabasas, CA).
NQA, USA has expertise in many diverse industries including aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, information technology, professional services, transportation and distribution, automotive, plastics, metal and machinery, foods and supply chain management. This expansive expertise means NQA, USA can offer its clients a single point of contact saving them time, as well as an experienced and competent staff based throughout the US to provide local attention. NQA's worldwide operations are accredited to perform management systems registrations by ANSI - ANAB (American National Standards Institute/Registrar Accreditation Board), UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and various other regional and industry-specific oversight bodies.
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