TelecityGroup, Europe's industry leading provider of premium carrier-neutral data centres, has become the first data centre operator in Ireland to achieve the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Also known as PCI DSS, this is a mandatory standard developed by the PCI Security Standards Council, a body founded by the world’s major credit card providers, for any organisation that stores, processes or transmits cardholder data.
TelecityGroup’s data centres provide secure and highly-connected environments for the IT infrastructure that powers the digital economy. With one of the major cornerstones of the digital economy being online payments, the PCI DSS certification is highly beneficial for providers of online payments. Once a provider hosts cardholder data within a TelecityGroup data centre in Ireland, the journey to become PCI-DSS compliant is simplified.
TelecityGroup’s three data centres located in Dublin were certified following a comprehensive audit carried out by the security management company Trustwave. The audit measured the facilities at TelecityGroup Ireland’s data centres according to several strict criteria including physical access controls as well as information security policies and procedures. All TelecityGroup data centres in the Netherlands, France and the UK have also been PCI DSS certified.
Maurice Mortell, Managing Director TelecityGroup Ireland comments, "We are delighted to be the first commercial data centre in Ireland to offer PCI-DSS certification to our clients. With a growing number of clients operating within the online payments sector, this certification is a huge achievement for us. Once a provider hosts cardholder data within our data centres, we can help to establish a secure environment and their journey to become PCI-DSS compliant is simplified.”