Peak 10 Cloud Achieves PCI DSS 2.0 Level 1 Compliance

By Rory Lidstone

Peak 10, a national provider of IT infrastructure and cloud solutions, recently stated that its data centers and cloud infrastructure have been validated for PCI DSS 2.0 Level 1 compliance. The company prepared for this by undergoing a rigorous audit by an independent quality security assessor to ensure that it meets the best practices and security controls necessary for keeping credit card data secure during storage, processing and transit.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a proprietary information security standard necessary for organizations that handle cardholder information to meet.

Now that Peak 10 has achieved PCI DSS compliance, customers using the company's cloud can be assured that their information is safe by way of an extensive highly secure network and 24/7 technical support. The company is also on the "Approved Service Providers" list for major credit card brands. Other security measures employed by Peak 10 include antivirus management, vulnerability scanning, a secure audit trail, multilayer protection and data access limitations — as well as monitoring and defense against cyber attacks.

If PCI DSS compliance wasn't enough, Peak 10 also completed annual company-wide compliance audits for SSAE 16, HIPAA and HITECH for its data center and cloud infrastructure operations.

“While customers remain responsible for many aspects of the compliance of their technologies and applications, their use of Peak 10’s cloud infrastructure can help meet many of the requirements for compliance with PCI DSS and HIPAA/HITECH,” said David Kidd, Peak 10’s director of quality assurance, in a statement. “The successful completion of this most recent series of audits is part of our continued commitment to maintaining a well-governed, high-quality IT service environment.”

In August 2012, Peak 10 was selected by Mediaura, an interactive agency and software development company, to provide data center services. As such, the company's IT infrastructure is now hosted at the Peak 10 Louisville technology campus.

Earlier in 2012, Peak 10 began the expansion of its Charlotte operations to the University Research Park area near UNC-Charlotte.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

Contributing Writer

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