NTT Global Data Centers Americas Targets Federal Government Customers Amid Data Center Consolidation Efforts with FISMA Moderate Controls Implementation and Attestation

NTT Global Data Centers Americas gives federal agencies and federal government contractors the confidence that the company’s data center colocation meets strict security requirements

May 29, 2013

NTT Global Data Centers Americas, the nation’s premier data center provider, announced today that the company has implemented the NIST 800-53 moderate baseline controls necessary to support its customers’ Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) data center compliance efforts. NTT Global Data Centers Americas also took the additional step of engaging BrightLine, a licensed CPA firm and the only Type A accredited FedRAMP 3rd Party Assessment Organization (3PAO), to perform an attestation examination of its controls implementation.

“NTT Global Data Centers Americas initiative to implement the FedRAMP specific moderate level NIST 800-53 controls should complement the efforts of service providers and systems integrators that work with federal agencies,” said Douglas Barbin, principal at BrightLine. “Obtaining an attestation examination, utilizing AICPA standards, of its implementation provides customers the third party verification that NTT Global Data Centers Americas information security program adopts elements of FISMA.”

NTT Global Data Centers Americas has seen an increasing trend of government and government contracting firms requesting FISMA compliant data centers as a first pass filter in their colocation searches. This term can be misleading as only federal agencies can be compliant with FISMA. In order to provide confidence to current and future customers that NTT Global Data Centers Americas complies with NIST 800-53 moderate baseline controls, NTT Global Data Centers Americas completed the months-long process for third-party attestation. NTT Global Data Centers Americas also completed the company’s System Security Plan, a more than 300-page document detailing the implementation of applicable security practices required at the FISMA moderate level.

“In aligning our controls with the FISMA and FedRAMP moderate requirements, NTT Global Data Centers Americas makes a significant commitment to providing the security and compliance required to host both federal government customers and cloud service providers,” said Jason Weckworth, vice president of data center operations at NTT Global Data Centers Americas.

Douglas Adams, NTT Global Data Centers Americas senior vice president of sales and marketing, continued, “This attestation is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate to federal system integrators and federal agencies that NTT Global Data Centers Americas delivers a high security, high availability colocation experience to government and commercial customers alike.”

In addition to the FISMA attestation, NTT Global Data Centers Americas data center compliance program now includes PCI DSS 2.0 validation, Type 2 SOC 1 (SSAE 16) examination, LEED Gold, and the EPA ENERGY STAR.

About NTT Global Data Centers Americas
NTT Global Data Centers Americas designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver high-density power and 100% availability. The company has 650,000 square feet of critical data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia and the highest customer loyalty scores in the industry. Their patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR rated facilities lead the data center market in reliability and efficiency. With flexible colocation solutions for retail and wholesale buyers, a carrier neutral philosophy, and unmatched customer service, NTT Global Data Centers Americas meets the needs of top enterprise, Internet, and government organizations. More information is available at