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Interoute’s eCommerce hosting centres attain PCI DSS accreditation

June 29, 2010 by  

Hosting ToolboxLONDON – Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest advanced next-generation network, today announced that it has achieved Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for its Amsterdam, Berlin and Geneva data centres.  PCI DSS is a security standard for online credit card transaction set out by the PCI Security Standard Council, founded by leading credit card organisations including American Express, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa.  Interoute has attained compliance through an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) to ensure the security of its managed hosting solutions.

With the theft and reselling of credit and debit card details on the rise, the protection of card holder data is more important than ever. The PCI DSS standards ensure the best security controls are in place to protect credit card data and personal information from online fraud and theft.  For any organisation entrusting its precious e-commerce credit card data to a managed hosting supplier, it is essential that they seek PCI DSS assurances of protection controls against theft.

“Interoute has more than €1 billion of e-commerce transactions flowing through its data centres each day and is trusted by some of the world’s largest companies to protect this sensitive data,” commented Steve Owen, Interoute’s CISO. “We offer a full portfolio of secure solutions to help enterprises manage their data security risks. Our PCI DSS certification provides an extra layer of assurance for our customers that their e-commerce data is stored in a fully secure and compliant environment. We understand how to protect data, and security is at the core of our managed hosting solutions.”

Interoute has embedded PCI DSS security controls into its enterprise ISO 27001 accredited security management system, ensuring that its managed hosting solutions fulfil the security requirements of online transactions for its e-commerce customers.  Interoute offers a full portfolio of solutions to support the PCI DSS compliance, offering secure Data Centres, to modular managed hosting and security services to protect card holder data.   Interoute offers secure transmission IP VPN, DDOS protection, Intrusion Protection and encryption solutions.

About Interoute
Interoute is the owner/operator of Europe’s most advanced and densely connected voice and data network, encompassing over 55,000 km of lit fibre, 29 countries, 8 Data Centres and 32 purpose-built colocation centres. Interoute’s full-service next generation network serves international enterprises from a broad range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, finance, pharmaceutical and retail, plus every major European incumbent, as well as the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments, universities and research agencies. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for hosting content, providing wholesale bandwidth and transit services, corporate connectivity or creating new services. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, in North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business centres. Providing service and support in 15 European languages, Interoute is a key part of Europe’s Digital Supply Chain. The network is future-proofed, endowed with Europe’s largest fibre and duct reserve, and is a leader in the deployment of advanced network technologies, from the ground to the Cloud.

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