Macquarie's IC1, IC2, and IC3 rubber stamped by Australian government
Macquarie Data Centres' IC1, IC2, and IC3 have achieved Certified Strategic designation from the Australian government for their enhanced security.
The facilities are located at the Macquarie Park Campus and Sydney Central and this latest certification follows that of IC4 and IC5 in June.
Now, the entire portfolio is now deemed by the Federal Government to provide the highest level of security compliance to support sensitive government data and whole-of-government platforms.
Macquarie Data Centres group executive David Hirst (pictured) said that the Certified Strategic designation is further proof that the company’s portfolio of local data centres provides the highest levels of security with the lowest risk profile when supporting government workloads.
“Our facilities provide both the assurance of redundancy capability and Zone 4 level security to government, with the option to extend to Zone 5, which are crucial elements when it comes to hosting sensitive information,” he said.
“The Certified Strategic listing of our portfolio is further proof that Macquarie Data Centres is rising to the evolving expectations of private and public sector customers. We are constantly investing in building new facilities to meet the growing need for secure, sovereign and equipped facilities to host sensitive information, as evidenced by our recent announcement to build our largest data centre yet within our Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus – Intellicentre 3 Super West (IC3SW),” Hirst added.
Managing director of Macquarie Government Aidan Tudehope commented: “Macquarie is responsible for protecting the information of 42 per cent of Federal Government agencies, which gives us unique insight into the threat patterns specific to Australian government agencies. We also have the security and capability required for protecting data up to top-secret classification at our Intellicentre 5 (IC5) facility which was built for this very purpose.
“Our facilities continually meet rigorous domestic and international certification standards. Certification by the DTA of our full data centre portfolio at the Strategic level, combined with our status as one of a select few integrated service providers to government and nearly 200 government-cleared engineers, adds to our bona fides as a tier one supplier to government.”
The news followed the publication of Macquarie Group's full year financial results.