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March 09, 2016

QTS Dallas-Fort Worth Data Center Earns Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High Baseline Authorization and Accreditation

Industry leader strengthens Federal Compliance and Data Security capability

Overland Park, Kan. (March 9, 2016) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, has received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High Authorization and Accreditation at its Dallas-Fort Worth data center for physical and environmental services. FISMA requires each federal agency to develop, document and implement an agency-wide program to provide security for the information systems and data that support its operations, including the systems of government contractors.


QTS’ custom data center and colocation services at its Dallas-Fort Worth mega data center were tested under the latest version of FISMA. Coalfire, a leading Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO), worked with QTS’ internal compliance team to audit the facility’s operations. “Coalfire is pleased to work with industry leaders like QTS to achieve their compliance initiatives,” says Nick Son, Managing Director, Technology Advisory & Assessment Services for Coalfire.

"Our government and enterprise customers rely on QTS to keep their data secure and compliant in a time of increased cybersecurity threats," said Oliver Schmidt, Chief Audit Executive - QTS. “With the addition of our FISMA High accreditation in Dallas, QTS continues to demonstrate its commitment to meet and exceed our customers' expectations.” 

Achieving FISMA High indicates that the data center and colocation services QTS provides are of critical importance to its government agency customers. This latest compliance achievement augments QTS’ extensive capabilities to meet and exceed enterprise and government standards including FedRAMP, DoD RMF/DIACAP, HIPAA/HI-TECH and PCI, among others.

QTS Dallas-Fort Worth is a state-of-the-art data center strategically located on a 54-acre campus in the Irving/Las Colinas area. The campus is powered by a QTS owned, on-site 140MVA dual-fed substation. In addition, the facility’s diverse fiber network connections will allow QTS to provide carrier-neutral connectivity with maximum flexibility, providing customer access to the area’s numerous network providers.

About QTS

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center solutions, hybrid cloud and fully managed services. QTS’ integrated technology service platform of custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3) provides flexible, scalable, secure IT solutions for web and IT applications. QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. QTS owns, operates or manages 24 data centers and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS. 

About Coalfire

Coalfire is the global technology leader in cyber risk management and compliance services for enterprises and government organizations. Coalfire’s professionals are renowned for their technical expertise and unbiased assessments and recommendations. Coalfire’s approach builds on successful, long-term relationships with clients to achieve multiple cyber risk management and compliance objectives tied to a long-term strategy to prevent security breaches and data theft.  Coalfire is currently listed as #74 in the Cybersecurity 500 and was recently named one of the top 20 Most Promising Risk Management Solution Providers. For more information visit http://www.Coalfire.com. 

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