Equinix Awarded FACT Certification
Equinix EMEA data centers meet the highest security standards for the European audio-visual industry
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Equinix Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that its EMEA International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data centers have reached the necessary standard required to receive FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) certification, the key data protection certification for the European film and broadcasting industry.
To achieve accreditation an independent security survey was conducted in Equinix’s LD5 London data center covering a full range of physical and digital security measures. The accreditation adds an additional layer of reassurance for Equinix customers in the content and digital media industries, operating in addition to Equinix’s ISO 27001:2005, one of the most widely-accepted certifications available for supporting information and physical security and business continuity. The FACT certification applies to all Equinix European facilities which currently meet ISO 27001 standards, meaning that over 20 of Equinix’s European data centers also qualify.
FACT is the leading representative trade body committed to protecting the interests of the industry and was created to combat audio-visual piracy on behalf of the UK’s film and broadcasting industry. The FACT certification is subscribed to by leading audio-visual content producers including BskyB, Universal Studios International, The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures, The Premier League and The British Video Association.
“FACT’s Certification Scheme is recognised as delivering a credible and reliable way for content owners to ensure that their valuable intellectual property is fully protected at every stage of its life cycle,” said Peter O’Rourke, FACT Director of Intelligence & Investigations. “I am delighted to welcome Equinix, and trust they will continue to be certified for many years to come.”
“Achieving FACT certification underlines our commitment to the European content and digital media industry, currently a significant growth driver for our business,” said Dick Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA. “It adds a sector-specific layer to our existing ISO security standards, making it clear to content owners and handlers that Equinix takes their security concerns seriously and can provide them with a turnkey solution.”
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. Platform Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 900 network service providers to help them grow their businesses, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 38 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com.
The Federation Against Copyright Theft is the UK’s leading trade organisation established to protect and represent the interests of audio-visual and sports rights owners against copyright and trademark infringements. Established in 1983, FACT works closely with statutory law enforcement agencies to combat the growth of online/internet based piracy of film and other forms of broadcast material as well as the continuing threat from pirate DVDs. More information: www.fact-uk.org.uk
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.
Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.
Equinix Media Contact (Europe/U.K.)
Pari Faramarzi, +44 (0)20 8846 0710
Source: Equinix, Inc.
Released September 7, 2012