QTS Realty Trust 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.