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Interoute’s Swiss Data Centres awarded FINMA certification


Interoute colocation services fulfil all requirements of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority

Zurich and Geneva, 16 June 2016 - Interoute, owner operator of a global cloud services platform and one of Europe’s largest networks, has today announced that the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority has once again awarded the FINMA certification to Interoute Colocation Data Centres in Geneva and Zurich. Interoute’s Swiss Colocation Data Centre services have successfully and continuously achieved FINMA certification since 2012. The certification demonstrates that Interoute’s colocation services meet the highest standards of security and privacy for financial institutions operating in the country.

Data Centre security is vital for financial institutions to protect confidentiality and integrity. The Zurich and Geneva data centres offer around the clock on-site security, continuous surveillance, as well as fire protection, cooling systems, and emergency power generators in the event of an emergency. Both facilities provide double fibre entry and diverse paths within the building, which connect directly to the Interoute 100g backbone network. The colocation facilities are designed to deliver IaaS and virtualised services as part of the Interoute integrated platform, delivering any service over any access type, and allowing in-life service changes. This enables enterprises to connect with buildings, data and users in their most preferred way.

Maurice Woolf, Group General Counsel and EVP Corporate Support, commented: “This certification confirms Interoute’s commitment to ensuring that our services meet the highest requirements. Interoute offers our Swiss colocation customers a secure operating environment, whilst also delivering the maximum uptime possible, comprehensive redundant connectivity, around the clock customer support, and a reliable power supply.”

There are nine principles that must be implemented by financial institutions and service providers in order to earn the FINMA certification. These principles serve to protect customer data, especially within the retail sector. The principles include the preservation of commercial and banking secrecy, data protection and security. Financial services customers and Interoute must together guarantee the confidentiality, availability and accuracy of data in order to ensure adequate data protection. They also protect the systems against unauthorised or accidental destruction, accidental loss, technical errors, falsification, theft or misappropriation, unauthorised modification, copying, access or other unauthorised processing.


About Interoute
Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centres, 16 virtual data centres and 31 colocation centres, with connections to 195 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises and many of the world’s leading service providers, as well as governments and universities. Interoute’s Unified ICT strategy provides solutions for enterprises seeking connectivity and a scalable, secure advanced platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout Europe and USA, Interoute also owns and operates 24 connected city networks within Europe's major business centres.

Interoute PR contacts:
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+44 (0)20 7438 3050

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