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Iron Mountain Attains Compliance to Stricter PCI Standards for Secure Network, Access Control and Information Security Policy

BOSTON, MA, Mar 2, 2011 –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the information management company, has once again met the stringent standards of the payment card industry for protecting the identity of credit and debit cardholders. Iron Mountain’s data protection solutions including LiveVault® online server backup and Connected® Backup for PC and Mac fulfill these security requirements.

The PCI DSS, endorsed by the body of major credit card companies, applies to merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data, and defines a minimum set of information security controls for them. Many of Iron Mountain’s customers must maintain PCI compliance to perform transactions with credit card entities and must therefore use PCI compliant service providers.

“Security is the foundation of our business, and this commitment includes ensuring our processes meet the standards set forth by the PCI Security Standards Council, a leading organization that we are proud to be a member of,” said Joe DeSalvo, senior vice president and chief security officer, Iron Mountain. “Vigilant security practices are essential to responsibly managing information, and compliance with the PCI DSS is critical for protecting credit card users.”

In addition to achieving PCI compliance, Iron Mountain’s data protection solutions, Connected backup and LiveVault, offer data security features to safeguard information during transmission, storage and recovery. Iron Mountain’s data protection services securely migrate customer information to the cloud and manage it long term. All data remains encrypted at Iron Mountain’s highly secure underground data centers.

Iron Mountain is a participating organization of the PCI Security Standards Council, helping to shape the development of PCI standards and ultimately improve the security of payment card data. Iron Mountain brings to the Council its expertise and experience in protecting credit card data for thousands of customers across a variety of industries.

This is the third year in a row that Iron Mountain has achieved PCI (Payment Card Industry) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance for its data protection, records management and shredding solutions.

About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) provides information management services that help organizations lower the costs, risks and inefficiencies of managing their physical and digital data. The company’s solutions enable customers to protect and better use their information—regardless of its format, location or lifecycle stage—so they can optimize their business and ensure proper recovery, compliance and discovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain manages billions of information assets, including business records, electronic files, medical data, emails and more for organizations around the world. Visit www.ironmountain.com or follow the company on Twitter @IronMountain for more information.

SOURCE: Iron Mountain Incorporated

Contacts
Iron Mountain
Laura Sudnik, 508-808-7528
Laura.Sudnik@ironmountain.com
or
Weber Shandwick
Amy Shirk, 617-520-7286
ashirk@webershandwick.com

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