As the value and volume of data in government and enterprise are rapidly growing, there are enhanced risks to data security that must be addressed when selecting a location for the IT infrastructure that manages it. The need to select a provider that confirms to the most stringent data security standards is necessary. That is why DC BLOX is now NIST 800-171 Compliant. NIST SP 800-171 is a set of standards established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that outlines practices non-federal organizations can use to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). This means DC BLOX is ready to provide its services to Federal government agencies and contractors that are subject to these requirements. 

In addition to NIST 800-171, DC BLOX is also SOC 2 Type 2 compliant and meets HIPAA / HITRUST standards to protect patient healthcare information. To also ensure infrastructure reliability, DC BLOX’s Birmingham data center is certified by Uptime Institute for Tier III design and constructed facilities while all DC BLOX’s facilities across its markets share the same reliable design to meet Tier III requirements. “DC BLOX is pleased to announce the latest in our growing number of compliances and certifications. We take the security and protection of our customer’s infrastructure and data extremely seriously, so we will continue our work to support the highest industry standards available,” states Kurt Stoever, Chief Operating Officer for DC BLOX. 

As government agencies and contractors in the region begin to grow, DC BLOX’s Huntsville data center is now ready to serve executive branch agencies, defense contractors and any organizations that handles, possesses, shares and receives Controlled Unclassified Information. 

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