eHosting DataFort (eHDF) has recently achieved the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliance certification. Besides, the company is also accredited with ISO 9001, 20000, 22301, 27001 and CSA STAR security certifications.
This will allow e-commerce, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance (BFSI) and other clients dealing with card storing and processing environments, access to eHDF’s physical, environmental, network and infrastructure security needed to protect sensitive cardholder data and meet PCI DSS compliance standards for their business. eHDF can now extend PCI compliant services for customers and help them meet the compliance standards too.
According to the company, it has managed to complete the stringent certification process in a record time of four months due to the existing compliance with several other industry standards. This places the firm high on its maturity in security mandates and governance. The procedure required thorough assessment to identify the assets, systems and processes that govern the infrastructure and applications and to ensure that the standards are met.
Additional measures were incorporated with new systems and infrastructure mechanisms to meet the required controls. The company also considered other enhancements to achieve the PCI-DSS certification.
“We see clients struggle with PCI compliance adherence which made us realize there exists a genuine market concern that needed a feasible solution. eHDF’s clients can now leverage our PCI DSS compliance and easily empower themselves to get PCI compliant. This adds yet another layer of security to the customer’s data.” said Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort.
“Today, more and more organisations want to engage with hosting partners who meet data security and other regulatory requirements even if they are not bound by them. Being able to demonstrate PCI compliance is what sets us apart from our competition. It is evident that when customers invest in time and expenses to achieve compliance, they expect the same of their service providers. They also need us to demonstrate high levels of controls implemented to safeguard their data in a secure and consistent manner and abide by regulatory mandates,” added Zeineldin.
The PCI security standard dictates a set of comprehensive requirements for “enhancing payment account data security” such as credit card numbers, names, addresses, email, etc. It was developed by the founding members of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc., to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.
eHDF places professional training very high in its strategic goals. The new certification which demanded specialised skills was met with the team undergoing comprehensive training programmes.