As part of its plan to transform Africa through exceptional digital infrastructure and customer service, Paratus Angola announces that its Data Centers (DC) in Luanda, Angola, have been awarded ISO 9001, ISO 27001, and PCI-DSS certifications. The news comes just months after the Paratus DC in Lusaka, Zambia received the same international approvals and reinforces the Paratus Group’s solid offering in Africa, giving its customers the reassurance that their digital future is being handled with due care and attention.
Founded in 2003 as ITA, Paratus Angola provides integrated telecommunications and IT solutions for the corporate sector in Angola. In 2019, it achieved its goal of internationalizing its service offering with the inauguration of its second Data Center. Housed inside its Campus, the carrier neutral facilities have over 8,500 servers’ capacity, triple connectivity redundancy through fiber, microwave and satellite, Cold Aisle Containment and redundant CRAC cooling units, 2-Megawatt power capacity, connection with all major telecom operators and, mainly, security, monitoring and local support 24/7 with specialized teams.
We continually seek to improve our services. As a customer focused business, these certificates validate our promise to our clients of delivering the highest quality service 24/7. We’ve passed the international inspections and we can, in turn, help enable our customers to implement their local and international digital strategies and applications.Francisco de Leite, MD, Paratus Angola
In general terms, ISO certifications are seals of approval from the International Standardization Organization and verify that a company is adhering to extremely high international standards in all its practices. For the Paratus Angola DC, information and quality management are of utmost importance and acquiring the ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001, and the PCI-DSS certifications serve as confirmation that the telco is performing at optimum levels and meeting all the criteria that a world-class data center should aspire to.
The ISO/IEC 27001 certification is one of the most recognized and most stringent information security standards. This certification informs the necessary steps to protect its clients’ information from data breaches, unauthorized access, and other disruptive data security threats. Even though Paratus does comply with the local Data Protection Act in Angola, by acquiring the ISO/IEC 27001 certification makes the DC also compliant with international requirements and reassures clients that their information and data is safe and fully protected.
The last certification acquired by Paratus Angola is PCI Data Security Standard v3.2.1 and this covers all physical security aspects of the data center. This certification also speaks to financial industries, since they are all required to store, process, and transmit payments through a PCI-compliant institution. Having this certification proves that Paratus is readily available to host financial institutions as well as fully secure financial data.