WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. (NYSE:DFT), 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/IEC 27001:2013 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/IEC 27001:2013 certification is the international standard for ISMS. ISO/IEC 27001:2013 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 information security processes to preserve privacy and the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) of DFT’s information assets managed from its data centers and that of its stakeholders, as well as legal compliance.
“Earning this globally recognized certification is evidence of DFT’s continued commitment to security and compliance,” said Scott Davis, executive vice president and chief technology officer. “One of our customers’ top priorities is the protection of their mission-critical applications and data. We share this same concern and have institutionalized strict standards for the protection and security of information.”
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 12 data centers are located in four major U.S. markets, which total 3 million gross square feet and 266 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, California).
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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