PEER 1 Hosting extends PCI Compliance Accreditation

May 15, 2013 by  

Web Hosting ServicesSouthampton, UK – PEER 1 Hosting, the global web hosting provider, today announces the successful achievement of its PCI audit, which sees its London and Los Angeles data centres become PCI compliant; increasing its line-up of PCI compliant data centres to 6 globally. The audit allows PEER 1 Hosting to offer secure hosted PCI environments to customers on both sides of the Atlantic.

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. As such, the successful audit is an important addition for PEER 1 Hosting customers requiring a PCI environment in multiple locations for disaster recovery purposes – especially those operating in the financial services and eCommerce sectors that require highly secure hosting environments.

Fabio Banducci, president & CEO, PEER 1 Hosting, says: “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.

“We understand PCI Compliance because we have gone through the process ourselves. We have longstanding customers using our PCI environment, and so the move to make our London and Los Angeles data centres PCI compliant shows our continued commitment to having the most security-aware and educated organisation and staff.

“We have invested in hardened operating systems necessary for PCI builds, and have put in place an on-going refinement of PCI sales processes, assisting customers with understanding complex PCI requirements – all part of powering the potential of businesses online.”

PEER 1 Hosting has a growing team of dedicated security professionals whose sole aim is to ensure continued compliance for PEER1 and solutions and services, making it easier for customers looking to achieve PCI compliance. This commitment was reflected by the organisation recently when the entire team undertook the Security Awareness Training.

PEER 1Hosting provides customers with a fully audited and maintained PCI Environment for customers to host their PCI Solution in. PEER 1 Hosting also offers a range of dedicated and managed services that can assist a customer in achieving PCI Compliance.

However PEER 1 Hosting is unable to guarantee that a customer will achieve PCI Compliance as this only depends on the customer’s internal and external security practices that are not within PEER 1 Hosting’s domain to manage.

About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX: CCA), is one of the world’s leading web hosting providers, specialising in Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Services. Based in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK, the company has been serving commercial customer needs since 1999. PEER 1 Hosting is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. ‘Ping’ represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gbps FastFiber Network(tm) connected by 20 state-of-the-art data centres. ‘People’ represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 13,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 per cent uptime guarantee.

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