Allentown, Pennsylvania – (The Hosting News) – February 4, 2009 – Managed web hosting company, INetU, has officially become a PCI certified managed hosting service provider by Visa, after Trustwave, a Qualified Security Assessor specializing in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI), completed an audit of INetU’s network.
Visa has accepted INetU’s ROC and certified INetU as a PCI compliant hosting service provider. What is remarkable about INetU’s PCI compliance is that the assessment covered the company’s managed hosting practices. Most hosting companies that achieve PCI compliance do so only on a collocation service level.
Dev Chanchani, President of INetU noted, ”Our PCI compliance certification obviously provides a direct benefit to all of our clients hosting sensitive credit card data, but all of our clients gain the additional security benefits that come from the rigorous requirements in the PCI specification. Along with our recent SAS 70 Type II Certification, getting confirmation of our PCI compliance is another sign of our commitment to helping our companies achieve greater success on the Internet.”
The PCI Data Security Standard, commonly referred to as PCI, is a list of twelve broad security requirements to which a company collecting, transmitting or processing credit cardholder data must adhere or else face steep fines and penalties that include the possibility of revocation as a credit card merchant. These requirements were established by the Payment Card Industry – which includes Visa, MasterCard, and Discover – in response to identity theft and credit card fraud.
Trustwave’s PCI assessment process focuses on the security of credit cardholder data, whether a hosting service provider has effectively implemented information security policies and processes and if there are adequate security measures to comply with the requirements to protect cardholder data. Additionally, the assessment confirms that payment card industry best practices are in place.
INetU (pronounced I Net You) is a Managed Hosting Provider located in Allentown, PA, USA. Dedicated to building long-term relationships with their clients, they have won service awards from every major Web hosting portal on the Internet. INetU works with all of the popular Web applications and operates Web sites that require anywhere from a single server to highly visited sites that utilize many servers working in unison for maximum performance.
To learm more, please visit: www.inetu.net.