San Antonio, Texas – (The Hosting News) – July 15, 2008 – Web hosting company, Rackspace Managed Hosting, has released a suite of hardware, software and professional services, designed to assist with the achievement of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance.
Instead of having to assemble various pieces of a PCI solution individually, Rackspace is providing a PCI toolbox that will assist customers in becoming compliant to the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). The PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) is a comprehensive set of security requirements developed by the payment card industry and applies to all businesses that accept process or store credit card information.
Rackspace’s PCI Toolbox offers technical components customers need to help achieve compliance with PCI DSS in one simple bundle or sold individually for customers that need solutions for specific PCI compliance requirements. Building an in-house offering can be costly and frustrating, Rackspace’s PCI Toolbox makes the process simple, allowing customers to stay focused on their business.
Jeff Reich, CSO, Rackspace Hosting noted, ”PCI DSS is not law, but it is strictly enforced by banks through contractual penalties or sanctions. We want to make it easy and affordable for our many e-commerce customers to reach compliance with the help of this bundled security solution. The PCI Toolbox allows customers to focus on their business.”
As with all Rackspace products, the PCI Toolbox is backed by Fanatical Support which offers 24x7x365 and access to a dedicated team of security experts. This team of experienced security professionals is available as a resource for customer security and PCI issues and stays up to date on upcoming changes and additions to the PCI compliance regulations. As the requirements change we intend to modify the Toolbox offerings accordingly, to assist customers in more easily maintaining PCI compliance year after year. The full PCI Toolbox solution includes the following components:
â€¢ Anti-virus Protection
â€¢ Customer Network Scanning Services
â€¢ File System Integrity Service
â€¢ Firewall Services
â€¢ Intrusion Detection Services
â€¢ Log Management Service
â€¢ Patch Management Services
â€¢ Physical System Security
â€¢ SSL Certificates
â€¢ VPN System Management Access
Dan Boblit, Vice President at BigBadToyStore noted, ”Like Rackspace, our business is built around providing our customers with excellent service. Rackspace has removed another burden for us with its suite of PCI Compliance tools. Now, not only do we rely on Rackspace for hardware support, but PCI support as well, giving us the ability to provide our customers with the best and most up-to-date credit card processing options.”
Rackspace delivers a diverse suite of enterprise-class hosted IT services to businesses of all sizes. Customers choose Rackspace for its hosting specialization and expertise, backed by the company’s award-winning Fanatical Support. By integrating the industry’s best technologies and delivering them as services, Rackspace serves as an extension of its customers’ IT departments. Because Rackspace removes the burden of infrastructure maintenance and management, customers can focus on their core business. Rackspace’s portfolio of companies also includes the Mosso cloud computing platform and Mailtrust (www.mailtrust.com) a provider of business-class hosted email solutions.
To learn more about Rackspace’s PCI Compliance Toolbox, please visit: www.rackspace.com/solutions/security/pci.php.
For more information about Rackspace Managed Hosting, please visit: www.rackspace.com.