RagingWire Achieves ISO 27001 Certification for Best Practices in Information Security Management Systems

Internationally recognized standard has become a key requirement for
global data center deployments of hyperscale cloud companies and Fortune
1000 enterprises

ASHBURN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RagingWire Data Centers, Inc., the premier
data center provider in North America
and part of the global data
center platform of NTT
(NTT Com), the information and communications
technology (ICT) solutions and international communications business
within the NTT Group (TYO: 9432), today announced that all of its U.S.
data center campuses, which includes seven data centers, have earned
ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification (known as ISO 27001). ISO 27001 is an
international standard outlining best practices for an information
security management system (ISMS), which is a framework of policies and
procedures that includes all legal, physical, and technical controls
involved in an organization’s information risk management processes.

The ISO 27001 designation is considered the global gold standard in
information security, and thus further validates RagingWire’s ability to
design, build and operate data centers suited for the international
information security requirements of hyperscale cloud and large
enterprise customers.

“RagingWire is committed to excellence in every facet of our operations
across all of our data centers,” said RagingWire President and CEO Doug
Adams. “Our ISO
27001 certification
and our many other compliances and
certifications are testament to that commitment and highly valued by our

To earn ISO 27001 certification, RagingWire completed a thorough audit
certified by Schellman & Company, a certification body for management
systems accredited through the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
(ANAB) and United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The auditors
examined RagingWire’s ISMS, which sits atop their operations and data
center controls.

“What differentiates the ISO
27001 certification
from SOC
or other point-in-time or historical-based certifications, is the fact
that ISO 27001 focuses on the organization’s ability to assess its own
risks and implement controls proactively on a continuous basis,” said
Douglas Barbin, Principal at Schellman & Company. “Based on our review,
RagingWire has not only demonstrated the ability to meet its customers’
compliance requirements, but also to adopt a holistic framework for
anticipating the next set of risks and requirements.”

To earn certification for the ISO 27001 standard, RagingWire was audited
across an extensive set of controls, policies, procedures, and
guidelines, including the ability to:

  • Systematically examine the threats, vulnerabilities, and impacts to
    their information security
  • Implement a comprehensive suite of information security controls based
    on those risks and threats
  • Adopt a process to ensure that information security controls continue
    to meet the organization’s information security needs on an ongoing

The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard was developed by a joint committee of
the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The last version of the
standard was published in 2013, with a few minor updates since then.

At each of its seven massive data
centers in Northern California
; Dallas,
; and Ashburn,
, RagingWire has implemented the rigorous security controls
and procedures necessary to attain data center and security industry
certifications. Previous certifications include SSAE 18 SOC 1 and SOC 2
Type 2 audits, as well as attestations for applicable controls for
colocation data center services PCI DSS 3.2, HIPAA, and FISMA Moderate
based on the NIST Special Publication 800-53.

About RagingWire Data Centers

RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission
critical data centers
that deliver 100% availability, high-density
power, flexible configurations, carrier neutral connectivity, and
superior customer service. The company has 245MW of critical IT load
spread across 2 million square feet of data
center infrastructure in Ashburn, Virginia
; Dallas, Texas; and
Sacramento and Silicon Valley in Northern California with significant
growth plans in these locations and other top North American data center
markets. As part of the NTT Communications group, RagingWire is one of
the largest wholesale data center providers in the world with a global
network of data centers in over 20 countries and regions operated by NTT
Communications under the Nexcenter™ brand and one of the most
financially strong companies in the data center industry. For more
information visit www.ragingwire.com.

About NTT Communications

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enterprises overcome complexity and risk in their ICT environments with
managed IT infrastructure solutions. These solutions are backed by our
worldwide infrastructure, including industry leading, global tier-1
public and private networks reaching over 190 countries/regions, and
more than 400,000m2 of the world’s most advanced data center
facilities. Our global professional services teams provide consultation
and architecture for the resiliency and security required for your
business success, and our scale and global capabilities are unsurpassed.
Combined with NTT Data, NTT Security, NTT DOCOMO and Dimension Data, we
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