Level 3 Receives ISO/IEC 27001 Certification for its Data Center in Argentina Data Center Certification ensures adherence to strictest information security policies
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced its subsidiary, Level 3 Argentina S.A., has been awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Certification for the Advanced Security Testing (AST) service in its data center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Certification is an internationally recognized standard that helps ensure the practice of adequate and proportionate security controls to safeguard customers' information and intellectual property assets. Granted for a period of three years, the Certification was approved after two extensive audits conducted by TUV Rheinland, a provider of technical, safety and certification services.
"This certification is of great significance because it underscores the extensive measures Level 3 has implemented to protect our customers' personal, confidential data and information systems," said Gabriel del Campo, Level 3's senior vice president of Data Centers for Latin America. "The Certification required comprehensive effort to define the best strategy; adding new roles, functions, processes, and procedures; and implementing technology improvements including extra controls to safeguard our data center services environment."
Level 3's AST services are a suite of solutions that protect confidentiality, integrity and availability of our customers' information systems. It is a preventive security consultation service that assesses and analyzes information system risks and vulnerabilities in a timely manner.
Level 3's Premier Elite data center in Buenos Aires also is ISO 9001 certified, a worldwide quality management certification that allows our customers to meet industry standards and regulations.
For more information about Level 3's data center services, please visit: http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/cloud-and-it/data-center-services/data-center-management/
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com.
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