Payment Card Industry Lays Down High Security Demands For Credit Card Transactions
AMSTERDAM, 28 January 2010 – Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings), a provider of global data center services, has today announced that another of its data centers in the Netherlands complies with the Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) housing specifications.
Following in the footsteps of the Amsterdam facility (AM1), the data center in Enschede (EN1) now also meets the strict requirements governing the housing of credit card transactions. The PCI DSS certification is a standard for data security aimed at countering the increasing risks arising from the growth in electronic payment traffic. Equinix’s compliance with this standard will help its clients meet the stringent regulations, contributing to a more secure global e-commerce environment.
The PCI-DSS has been established to prevent criminals from being able to abuse the storage, transmission and processing of confidential transaction data. The standard is obligatory for every trader who processes credit card details. Severe fines and penalties are imposed on companies that do not comply with the standard. Companies that do not meet the specified requirements can thus be held liable for losses resulting from fraud.
Frank van der Heijden, Equinix’s Director Managed Services, says “As electronic payment traffic continues to grow rapidly, so too do risks such as credit card fraud, the most common form of identity theft, and the misuse of stolen credit card details. The security of business-critical information within an Equinix data center is absolutely essential to enable secure operations. With this compliance we enable our clients to easily meet the PCI-DSS requirements, allowing them to focus entirely on their core business.”
Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EQIX) provides global data center services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and network service providers rely upon Equinix’s insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 45 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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