Data center facilities provider, QTS, has achieved 3.1 PCI DSS compliance for co-location at its Dallas data center. The Dallas-Fort Worth data center is QTS’ fourth 3.1 PCI DSS compliant center. The PCI DSS standard has more than 100 requirements that providers must meet in order to achieve the certification.
Oliver Schmidt, Chief Audit Executive at QTS said :
Our primary goal is to keep our customers’ data safe and keep our systems in compliance with the latest industry standards.
One of the advantages of having an in-house data center team is that we can plan with compliance regulations in mind during the development stages of a new facility and be able to achieve certification as necessary.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a proprietary information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards from the major card schemes including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc. The PCI Standard is administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council and was created to increase controls around card holder data to reduce credit card fraud.