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Interoute strengthens Virtual Data Centre offering with new compliance

27 Jan 2018

​Interoute has announced its Virtual Data Centre (VDC) service is now fully compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) 3.2 as a level 1 service provider.

This comes after an official audit by Razerthorn, an approved Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

Interoute VDC is a global infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform with 17 locations across Asia, Europe and the USA – it features an integrated low-latency private network more than 70,000 kilometres long.

According to the global cloud and network provider, it offers simple hybrid integration with legacy IT, data centres, other clouds and containers, and full automation which means users can bring up compute, storage and networking resources with a few clicks or via API.

The PCI-DSS standard is associated with the protection of data that is processed, transmitted and stored during manual or electronic payment transactions.

With the Interoute VDC platform now being PCI-DSS 3.2 certified, individual data centres will be brought into scope on an ongoing basis in line with customer demand.

This is good news for Interoute customers as the accreditation will be attested annually, ensuring Interoute’s service provides secure use of its scalable cloud platform and integrated low latency, high-capacity network, to store and process credit card information.

To achieve the accreditation, Interoute had to prove a commitment to install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data, encrypted transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks and the ability to restrict access to cardholder data to help protect against fraud.

“The PCI-DSS standard combined with Interoute VDC offers businesses that take card payments a secure, low-latency and geographically diverse cloud for supporting data residency requirements,” says Killian Faughnan, Group CISO of Interoute.

“With 13 European locations in 9 countries, as well as locations in the USA, Singapore and Hong Kong, Interoute’s cloud supports the needs of businesses requiring a card payment assured, global platform to support their growth and expansion.”

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