Level 3 Receives ISO 27001 Certification for Its Services Provided in Cotia/São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Data Centers

Level 3 has received the ISO 27001 Information Security Management System compliance certificate for the services provided in its data centers in Cotia/São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The ISO 27001-certification is an internationally recognized standard to help ensure the practice of adequate and proportionate security controls are in place to safeguard customers’ information and intellectual property assets.

level 3 communicationsGranted for a period of three years, the ISO 27001-certification was approved after an extensive audit of data center processes and infrastructure conducted by TÜV Rheinland, a provider of technical, safety and certification services. TÜV Rheinland evaluated various security controls applied to the services and infrastructure of those data centers.

“This certification highlights the extensive measures Level 3 has implemented to protect our customers’ confidential data and information systems,” said Gabriel del Campo, Regional Vice President of Data Centers and Security, Level 3 Latin America. “We implemented technology improvements including extra controls, new roles, functions, processes and procedures to safeguard our data center services environment for our customers.”

Examples of ISO 27001 Requirements Implemented:

  • Access control, which ensures all persons accessing Level 3 data centers are previously authorized and registered.
  • Risks analysis and treatment and incident management, ensuring information security risks have been identified and addressed in order to eliminate or minimize damages in the event of an incident occurring.
  • Business continuity management underscores the critical nature of data center operations to Level 3. There is a plan, developed and tested, to manage crisis situations so customers can count on services even in challenging circumstances.

Level 3 operates 3 data centers in Brazil, and more than 360 worldwide. The company’s data centers host both Level 3‘s and customers’ IT environments. Level 3’s global data center footprint has direct connectivity to its more than 320,000 km of fiber network and metro market reach in more than 60 countries.