Ecommerce Hosting Provider Tenzing Expands PCI-DSS Compliance to Include AWS Infrastructure

Tenzing Managed IT Services, a Canadian managed hosting provider specializing in ecommerce hosting, again achieved full compliance for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) for 2014. This time, Tenzing extended the scope of its compliance to include Amazon Web Services (AWS).

managed-hosting-tenzingIn meeting and passing these standards, Tenzing has been issued both a Report on Compliance (ROC) and an Attestation of Compliance (AOC). This latest certification follows Tenzing’s recent announcements regarding managed services for the AWS cloud hosting platform and its partnership with Magento.

“Tenzing’s investments in security and adherence in being compliant and third-party audited against standards like PCI-DSS, reduces the cost and burden for our merchants to be compliant by reducing the scope for their annual PCI-DSS compliance,” said Ali Shahidi, Director of Information Security at Tenzing. “In addition, our AOC now covers merchants that we deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS).”

Acceptance of AWS

Founded in 1998, Tenzing is AT101SOC 2 Type 2 certified (formerly SSAE 16) Type II, ISO 27001, PCI-DSS and VISA PCI certified with datacenters in the U.S., Canada and UK.

“We are witnessing greater acceptance of Infrastructure-as-a-Service public clouds like AWS by merchants,” said Raj Atwal, Vice President and General Manager eCommerce, Tenzing. “We have been working diligently to extend our PCI-DSS compliance beyond our own datacenters to meet the needs of these merchants so they can benefit from public cloud hosting environments and yet ensure they meet the PCI-DSS standards, ultimately providing consumers the confidence to shop at their online channel.

A few months ago, the Toronto, Canada based hosting provider announced its expansion into Europe where it has begun delivering their ecommerce hosting services from London.