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CoreSite Successfully Completes a NIST 800-53 Assessment in support of FISMA and FedRAMP Compliant Customers

August 28, 2019 at 7:00 AM EDT
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- Providing a Secure, Reliable Data Center Portfolio for Mission-Critical Infrastructure -

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2019-- CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a premier provider of secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions in major U.S. metropolitan areas, today announced that it has successfully completed an independent third party assessment of controls related to National Institute of Standards and Technology Publication Series 800-53 (NIST 800-53) for its platform of 19 operating multi-tenant data centers.

Exceptional Data Center Controls and Compliance

This new NIST compliance level complements CoreSite’s existing certifications such as SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, and HIPAA. CoreSite’s numerous data center controls support its diverse communities of interest in meeting a wide variety of United States regulatory requirements, including the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

Reliably Supporting Our Customers’ FISMA and FedRAMP Compliance Requirements

“We are pleased to have successfully completed a NIST 800-53 assessment. The strength of our campus environment across our eight markets includes the proximity to a vibrant community of enterprise customers, Systems Integrators, and Federal Agencies that rely on stringent compliance standards to operate at our campuses, including at our Reston, VA campus with its access to Washington D.C. and the surrounding community,” said Juan Font, CoreSite’s SVP of General Management.

“Being able to support FISMA and FedRAMP compliant customers strengthens our commitment in providing a secure, reliable data center portfolio for mission-critical infrastructure across our portfolio of 19 multi-tenant data centers,” said Font.

Along with its stringent compliance standards for data center operations, security and reliability, CoreSite provides direct access to Cloud Service Providers that are deployed within its buildings, including AWS, Azure, IBM, Oracle and Google Cloud, allowing the most secure, reliable, and lowest latency cloud connectivity solutions available.

About NIST 800-53

NIST 800-53 is a publication that recommends security controls for federal information systems and organizations. It is published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which creates and promotes the standards used by federal agencies to implement FISMA and manage other programs designed to protect information and promote information security. The scope of the NIST 800-53 attestation assessed the suitability of design of controls relevant to the high baseline requirements for a subset of control families specified in NIST 800-53 and aligned to the control parameters and selections for each control that have been specifically required by CoreSite’s customers undergoing FedRAMP assessments as it relates to the colocation services.

The NIST 800-53 attestation was conducted by Schellman & Company, LLC, an independent CPA firm and accredited Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO).

About CoreSite

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR) delivers secure, reliable, high-performance data center and interconnection solutions to a growing customer ecosystem across eight key North American markets. More than 1,350 of the world’s leading enterprises, network operators, cloud providers, and supporting service providers choose CoreSite to connect, protect and optimize their performance-sensitive data, applications and computing workloads. Our scalable, flexible solutions and 450+ dedicated employees consistently deliver unmatched data center options — all of which leads to a best-in-class customer experience and lasting relationships. For more information, visit

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