Equinix Awarded FACT Certification

Equinix EMEA data centers meet the highest security standards for the European audio-visual industry

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 certifications 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 certification 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.”

Latest News

News Partnerships Prosecutions

Seller ordered to pay £250,000 for illegal TV boxes

A man who sold illegal internet TV boxes allowing access to pay-for TV free of charge has received a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £250,000.

News Partnerships Prosecutions

Man sentenced in TV card sharing fraud

Gavin Gray, 25, was sentenced after pleading guilty to four charges of fraud and offences under the Copyright Designs Patents Act 1988.

News Partnerships

Operation Creative sees 64% drop in UK advertising on illegal sites

A ground-breaking operation that disrupts illegal websites providing access to films, TV, books, music and games has seen major success.

Arrests News Partnerships

Police & FACT raid illegal set-top box operation in Belfast

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch have seized a range of TV and computer equipment, as well as a substantial amount of money following searches in North and West Belfast yesterday.