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LINX Receives Financial Services Supplier Accreditation

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) are pleased to announce they are now FSQS certified. The FSQS Registered Mark is valued by some of the largest purchasers in the financial sector and this indicates that LINX has gone through the process required to demonstrate its commitment and credentials to the industry.

LINX has been providing peering and interconnection services for many years, traditionally for a niche audience within the telecoms sector. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and networks exchanging or streaming large quantities of online content make up much of LINX’s membership base. However, in more recent years, their member base is becoming more diverse, with networks from financial services and wider enterprise organisations approaching the IXP to join.

Jennifer Holmes, CCO for LINX says;
“We’re really pleased to have achieved the FSQS registration mark. In order to assist future networks from the financial sector with our services, we felt this accreditation was important to showcase. These networks need to feel like they can trust organisations like LINX and have confidence in our services, security and transparency, and hopefully our new FSQS status demonstrates this.”

FSQS (Financial Services Qualification System) is a community of financial institutions including banks, building societies, insurance companies and investment services, collaborating to agree a single standard for managing the increasing complexity of third and fourth-party information needed to demonstrate compliance to regulators, policies and governance controls.

LINX has many networks from the financial sector currently using their interconnection services. With an increasing demand for online services both customer facing and internal, networks are taking control of their own traffic and managing the routing of this traffic to increase performance and security.

Jennifer continues;

“It’s really exciting to be breaking into this new segment. These networks have similar goals but different specific needs and we are all learning and thriving as we assist them in delivering their services using our interconnection services including peering, cloud connections and colocation.”

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