PEER 1 Hosting, a Web hosting provider, recently ensured that its London and Los Angeles data centers are PCI (News - Alert)-compliant by successfully achieving its PCI audit.
The PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) require that all Level 1 businesses undergo a yearly PCI audit conducted by a qualified auditor. These compliance audits examine systems, identify vulnerabilities and prevent data from being compromised. By getting the PCI audit, businesses are making sure that their customers’ data is protected during credit or debit card transactions and if stored within any internal business databases.
PEER 1 Hosting carried out the annual audit of its PCI environment to maintain and extend continued compliance. The audit review process coincided with PEER 1 Hosting increasing the number of geographical PCI-compliant locations available. The new achievement also increased the PEER 1 Hosting’ lineup of PCI-compliant data centers to six.
Fabio Banducci, president and CEO at PEER 1 Hosting, commented, “We have seen a marked increase in customers requesting PCI solutions, with banks and associated payment gateway providers increasingly requiring this as standard. As a company we offer a consultative approach and understand the differing requirements that customers have, especially with something as complex as PCI compliance.”
PEER 1 Hosting is also SSAE (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements) 16 Type II and CSAE (Canadian Standard on Assurance Engagements) 3416 certified, which means it has undertaken an independent and in-depth audit of its control activities, including management of technology and related hosting and network services provided to its customers.
The company asserted that by conducting PCI-compliant auditing for its London and Los Angeles data centers, it has demonstrated its continued commitment to possessing the most security-aware and educated organization and staff.
In related news, PEER 1 Hosting recently unveiled Enterprise-Grade Public Cloud and was positioned as a “Challenger” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting, North America.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey