OneNeck IT Solutions, the hybrid IT solutions provider announced that they have completed validation of their co-location services by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). The company completed the PCI DSS version 3.2 “Level 1” service provider validation.
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.
Clint Harder, CTO, OneNeck said:
For our customers, this validation provides additional assurance that we have the security controls in place to protect their data.
Demonstrating we are PCI DSS compliant and audit-ready, especially with our diverse geographic data center locations, is critical to our customers. It shows them we can securely host their environments as well as deliver other PCI controls to meet the specific cloud and managed services we provide.
According to the PCI Security Standards Council, any merchant who outsources the transmission, processing or storage of payment card data to a third-party is required to verify the provider adheres to the standard. OneNeck claim that they proactively request the assessment of their co-location services, undergoing close scrutiny of their top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin.