Monday, September 15, 2008

SAVVIS UK is awarded ISO 27001 security standard

LONDON, Sep 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SAVVIS UK Ltd, a leader in IT infrastructure services for business and government applications, has achieved the ISO 27001 security certification standard across its EMEA operations and data centres. The accreditation reinforces its commitment to IT security, business continuity management and ISO compliance.
The certification was extended to include SAVVIS' new Slough data centre, which will open in early October 2008. Based on the outskirts of central London, the facility boasts 24x7 advanced robust physical and logical measures including weight-sensitive entrance floor panels, 'man traps' and biometric scanning.

ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard for information security management that uses a continual improvement approach. The requirements of the certification focus on the security policy, physical and environmental security, access monitoring, adherence to legal requirements and internal processes of companies, as well as business continuity management.
With several recent high profile data loses reported in the UK, IT security is increasingly at the forefront of IT strategy for many enterprises, including SAVVIS' blue chip and government client base, which spans the government and legal, financial, retail, media sectors, amongst others. SAVVIS' data centres are built with multi-layer access levels and numerous parameters, as well as business continuity measures, providing a highly secure environment in which to host vital business applications and data.

"To achieve the ISO 27001 accreditation for the second consecutive year demonstrates SAVVIS' ongoing commitment to providing the highest level of security to its clients," said Richard Warley, International Managing Director for SAVVIS. "The protection of our clients' information is of utmost importance to us. The accreditation reassures our clients that we are a leading provider of IT security as well as managed hosting and network services."


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