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CenturyLink is ISO 27001-certified in multiple data centers

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified Data Centers

ISO 27001 Managed Services Program

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is an International Standard that has been prepared to provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an Information Security Management System. ISO stands for the International Organization for Standardization.

The standard requires that management:

  • Systematically examine the information security risk to the Hosting Business Unit (the ‘company’), taking threats, vulnerabilities and impacts into account.
  • Design and Implement a coherent and comprehensive suite of information security control and/or other forms of risk treatment (risk avoidance or risk transfer) to address those risks that are deemed unacceptable.
  • Adopt an overarching management process to ensure that information security controls continue to meet the information security needs of the company on an on-going basis.

The primary benefit of ISO 27001 certification means that the company can demonstrate to existing and potential customers that effective information security processes have been defined and implemented thus creating a trust relationship.


This Information Security Management System (ISMS) Standard was created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and governs the security of organizations' information assets. By selecting CenturyLink as your hosting provider, enterprises can take advantage of key security benefits and more easily meet their own IT compliance requirements and cybersecurity objectives.

Benefits of the ISO 27001 Standard

The Key Benefits of ISO 27001

  • Extension of the current quality system to include security
  • Provides an opportunity to identify and manage risks to key information and systems assets
  • Provides confidence and assurance to partners and clients
  • Can act as a market differentiator
  • Allows for an independent review and assurance to you on information security practices

The Value of ISO 27001 Certification

The following are the primary value propositions of ISO 27001 certification:

  • Allows organizations to obtain independent assurance that their management system conforms to the requirements of an internationally recognized and accepted information security standard
  • Meets requirements of customers who mandate conformance to ISO 27001 standards of practice
  • Provides significant market advantage over competitors who don't have a certified ISMS
  • Delivers cost savings by utilizing a centrally managed ISO 27001 certified ISMS to apply to various compliance efforts, including PCI compliance, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and more

CenturyLink has received ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for Global Network Services and Managed Hosting Services in:

  • EMEA Europe (LO1, LO4, LO6, FR6, EMEA Winnersh Office and Frankfurt Westhafenplatz Office)
  • EMEA Pacific Rim (BLR2, HK2, HK7, SG2, SG8, SG9, TY6, Singapore Land Tower Office)
  • Canada (TR1 and TR3)
  • US East (AT1, BO2, DC3, DC4, NJ2, NJ2x, and NJ3)
  • US Central (DL2, DN1, MP2, STL Admin Office, Monroe Admin Office)
  • US West (LA1, SC8, SC9, SE2, Denver Admin Offices - 14th St (Denver) and Mineral (Littleton))
In Scope Colocation Data Centers

These colocation data centers are certified for ISO27001 compliance:

United States

  • Albuquerque (ABQ1)
  • Atlanta (ATL1)
  • Boston (BOS1, BO2, BO3)
  • Chicago (ORD1, ORD2)
  • Columbus (CMH1)
  • Dallas (DFW1, DL1, DL2)
  • Denver (DEN1, DEN2)
  • Las Vegas (LAS10, LAS11, LAS12)
  • Los Angeles (LAX1, LAX2, LAx3)
  • Minneapolis (MSP1)
  • Moses Lake (MSP1)
  • New York/New Jersey (EWR1, EWR2, EWR3, EWR4)
  • Phoenix (PHX10, PHX11)
  • Saint Louis (STL1)
  • San Francisco (SFO1, SFO2, SFO3)
  • Seattle (SEA1, SEA2)
  • Tampa (TPA1)


  • Markham (YYZ2)
  • Mississauga (YYZ1)
  • Montreal (YUL1)
  • Vancouver (YVR1)


  • London (LHR1, LHR2, LHR3)
  • Frankfurt (FRA1)

Asia Pacific

  • Singapore (SIN1, SIN2)
  • Tokyo (HDN1)
  • Hong Kong (HKG1)
  • Shanghai (PVG10)
  • Shenzhen (SXX10)
  • Beijing (PEK10)
  • Brisbane (BNE10)
  • Fortitude Valley (BNE11)
  • Bruce (CBR10)
  • Port Melbourne (MEL10)
  • Tullamarine (MEL11)
  • Malaga (PER10)
  • Macquarie Park (SYD10, SYD11)

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