ServerCentral, a managed hosting provider headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, delivering its services worldwide including cloud, dedicated servers and colocation, has achieved compliance for its VMware-powered Enterprise Cloud with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing “industry-driven, flexible and effective” data security standards and programs that help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent cyber attacks and breaches.
“When there’s a chance to improve security, we want everyone to have it – no extra fees, no migration. If you work with ServerCentral, you get the best protection we can offer as soon as we can offer it,” said Tom Kiblin, Vice President of Managed Services at ServerCentral. “PCI DSS certification – the industry gold-standard for securely processing credit cards – is no different.”
ServerCentral’s annual AT-101 SOC 2 Type II company audit serves as a foundation for reaching the latest PCI designation (version 3.2.1) and for helping customers meet their own compliance requirements. “We really didn’t have to change a lot, which is a testament to how seriously we take security,” said Joe Johnson, IT Director and Compliance Officer at ServerCentral. “We were already following the proper protocols; we simply needed to organize our existing processes in the manner required for the PCI Security Standards Council.”
Founded in 1999, ServerCentral is delivering its managed hosting services to organizations within finance, healthcare, e-commerce and other verticals from data centers across North America, Europe, and Asia.