(The Hosting News) – Host.net, a multinational provider of network infrastructure services focusing on colocation, cloud computing and network transport & transit, announced today their PCI DSS compliancy is now validated on Visa’s Global Registry of Service Providers.
PCI DSS is a set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of personal information. Created jointly in 2004 by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, PCI DSS has become widely accepted as the standard for cardholder data security. Compliance as a service provider requires that any organization that processes, stores or transmits cardholder information must revalidate their compliance on an annual basis.
“While we have been PCI DSS certified for a while now, we’re especially pleased to also be listed directly by Visa as a registered service provider,” said Lenny Chesal, Host.net CMO & vice president of strategic sales. “This validation adds yet another level of assurance to our valued customers that our number one
priority remains securely protecting their data and confirms the success of our overall strategy to become the premier provider of secure multinational network and infrastructure services.”
Services covered by this review, which was conducted by BrightLine CPAs and Associates, Inc., include Host.net’s hosting provider capabilities. Host.net is compliant through Jan. 31, 2012, upon which it will be subject to its annual review and revalidation.
Host.net is a multinational provider of network infrastructure services focusing on colocation; cloud computing and storage, and network transport and transit for education, finance, government, healthcare and other enterprise organizations as well as wholesale and carrier clients. The company operates multiple enterprise-class data centers connected to an extensive fiber-optic backbone delivering Internet, MPLS and layer 2 communications using a wide array of last-mile options. It serves customers in most major metropolitan regions of North America as well as portions of Europe. Founded in 1996, Host.net is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.
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