January 5, 2018

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Public Communication about Meltdown and Spectre

 

Dallas, TX – January 5, 2018 – Databank / Edge Hosting a DataBank company, is aware of the ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ vulnerabilities that have been impacting virtually every computer processor that is currently available from Intel, AMD and ARM. We have been closely monitoring the rapidly developing situation, communicating with our vendors and developing plans to address the situation. We take this vulnerability seriously and will continue to monitor for changes.

At this time the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT) has stated that they are “not aware of any active exploitation at this time.” (Jan 5, 2018 15:49). Further, the National Cyber Security Centre (UK) has identified that there is “no evidence of any malicious exploitation and patches are being produced for the major platforms.” (Jan 5, 2018 15:52) If the vulnerability were to be exploited, an attacker would need to have access to and run code on the impacted device. Customers should ensure that their passwords are secure and users pay attention for phishing attacks that may be used to gain access to systems.

Databank / Edge Hosting, a DataBank company, will continue to update our customers on steps that we are taking to address this situation. We encourage our customers to review details about this vulnerability from the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (US CERT) at https://www.us-cert.gov/. Further reading and academic papers on the subject can be found at https://meltdownattack.com/.

Databank / Edge Hosting, a DataBank company,  is focused on delivering the best solutions and support for our customers. This situation is unprecedented in the breadth and depth of impact that it has across the technology landscape. Solving the problem takes ingenuity and perseverance at all levels. The DataBank team has worked with vendors, customers and partners to engineer, develop and implement a plan to overcome this challenge. We will continue to communicate with impacted customers as needed and provide the consultation and guidance necessary to see us all through this challenging effort.

About DataBank / Edge Hosting, a DataBank company DataBank / Edge Hosting, a DataBank company is a leading provider of secure enterprise-class data center, cloud, and interconnection services, offering customers 100% uptime availability of data, applications and infrastructure. Databank’s managed data center services are anchored in world-class facilities. Our customized technology solutions help customers effectively manage risk, improve their technology performance and allow them to focus on their core business objectives. DataBank is headquartered in the historic former Federal Reserve Bank Building, in downtown Dallas, Texas. For additional information on DataBank locations and services, please visit http://www.databank.com or call 1(800) 840-7533.

About Digital Bridge Holdings Founded in 2013 by Marc C. Ganzi and Ben Jenkins, Digital Bridge is focused on the ownership, investment and active management of companies in the mobile and internet infrastructure sector. Since inception, Digital Bridge has raised over $6.5 billion of debt and equity capital used to acquire and invest in the development of communications infrastructure businesses, including DataBank, Vantage Data Centers, ExteNet, Vertical Bridge, Andean Tower Partners, and Mexico Tower Partners. ###

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