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.”