Savvis UK has achieved the ISO 27001 security certification standard across its EMEA operations and data centres.


The accreditation reinforces its best practices in IT security, business continuity management and compliance. The certification was extended to include SAVVIS' new Slough data centre, which will open in early October 2008.


The facility boasts 24x7 advanced robust physical and logical measures including weight-sensitive entrance floor panels, ‘man traps' and biometric scanning.


ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard for information security management that uses a continual improvement approach. The requirements of the certification focus on the security policy, physical and environmental security, access monitoring, adherence to legal requirements and internal processes of companies, as well as business continuity management.


Richard Warley, international managing director for SAVVIS, said: “To achieve the ISO 27001 accreditation for the second consecutive year demonstrates SAVVIS' ongoing commitment to providing the highest level of security to its clients. The protection of our clients' information is of utmost importance to us.”