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Network operator receives ISO 27001 certification

Interoute : 12 September, 2007  (Company News)
Information security management certification for Swiss data centre crowns Interoute's security strategy
Interoute has been awarded ISO/IEC 27001 certification, an internationally recognised standard for information security management, for its data centre in Geneva. The certificate was issued by Lloyd's Register Group, an international Risk Management specialist.

Data security has become a top priority for businesses, which are increasingly exposed to the threat of online fraud, hackers and viral attacks. ISO/IEC certification gives them vital reassurance that their valuable information assets are in safe hands. It ensures that an organisation's assets and critical information are adequately protected, by requiring the implementation of a thorough risk assessment and a security policy.

The certification will enable Interoute to further improve its existing systems for protecting its customers' data, based on the CIA triad of confidentiality, integrity and availability.

Philippe Moity, CEO of Interoute France & Switzerland, believes the certification represents an important step forward: "When customers ask us to handle their data, whether it's for voice communications, managed hosting or their whole network, they are trusting us with a valuable part of their business. They need to know that it is safe. This certification process proves we can protect their data, and demonstrates Interoute's commitment to delivering a reliable service to its customers."

ISO/IEC 27001 certification demonstrates that an organisation's information security management system has been evaluated and certified for compliance with a range of best practices. It is issued by an independent body, and verifies that the organisation has taken the necessary precautions to protect its sensitive information from unauthorised access and modification. The standard aims to provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, reviewing, maintaining, and improving information security management systems. It was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The data centre in Geneva is not the first Interoute site to receive ISO/IEC 27001 certification; it was also awarded to the company's Amsterdam data centre a few months ago. This provides customers with clear evidence that their data is in good hands, and Interoute will be applying for certification for all of its European data centres in 2007.
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