QTS, one of the largest and fastest-growing providers of colocation and managed hosting services in the US, has just received the PCI DSS 2.0 certification for its Atlanta-Suwanee colocation facilities and its Atlanta-Metro virtualized hosting solution. The PCI compliance certification demonstrates that QTS has procedures and control requirements in place for secure credit card transactions.
The PCI DSS 2.0 standard is a rigorous and prescriptive set of approximately 250 requirements that service providers are required to meet. The PCI DSS standard is defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, which was created to increase controls around cardholder data and to reduce fraud. The PCI DSS standard is an information security standard to ensure cardholder data is secure for all applications, systems and network infrastructure that impact the security of the cardholder data. QTS has implemented a complex network architecture to meet the robust PCI DSS policy, procedures and control requirements.
QTS is designated as a level two service provider per PCI DSS 2.0 standards, which define level two as any entity that stores or processes less than 300,000 credit card transactions. Additionally, QTS is registered on both Visa and Mastercard websites as a PCI DSS certified service provider.
With 10 locations in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 3.8 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art colocation infrastructure and supports more than 850 customers with colocation and managed hosting services.