PCI Compliant Hosting Solutions

Security breaches of credit card data have become an all too frequent event. Highly publicized attacks have plagued major companies such as Home Depot, Target, Sony, and Citibank in recent years. But every financial institution remains at risk, regardless of size.

How can you best protect your customers’ sensitive credit card data?

PCI DSS Compliant Hosting

If your financial institution accepts, stores, processes, or transmits credit cardholder data, you must operate within a PCI DSS compliant environment. This worldwide information security standard requires data centers to increase controls that help thwart credit card fraud.

In a PCI DSS compliant hosting solution, a data center service provider adheres to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). PCI DSS compliant hosting providers must demonstrate this compliance by undergoing annual, independent auditing of all PCI DSS protocols. These standards are designed to accomplish the six primary goals listed below. You can find additional detail on the PCI Security Standards Council website.

  • Build and Maintain a Secure Network
  • Protect Cardholder Data
  • Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
  • Implement Strong Access Control Measures
  • Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
  • Maintain an Information Security Policy

The Heavy Cost of Non-Compliance

If your financial institution fails to meet PCI DSS standards, you risk steep fines and lost goodwill from your customers. You can also expect to face sizeable legal fees should a breach occur.

Since few businesses can afford the significant capital outlay to build their own PCI-compliant data center, they often turn to a data center services provider. PCI compliant hosting solutions eliminate the initial capital investment for building a company-owned data center. They also alleviate your staff from dealing with daily compliance burdens. When you outsource your data center operation to a proven service provider, you can focus your limited IT resources on core initiatives. 

AGILE’s Culture of Compliance

To deliver a reliable and secure operating environment, AGILE diligently follows the PCI DSS standard. We complete independent PCI DSS audits and can provide documented opinions from well-respected auditors. We focus on reducing the cost and complexity of your PCI compliance.

AGILE also offers additional security credentials:

  • SSAE 16 Type II in-depth audit confirms the proper internal controls remain in place.
  • ITIL best practices align IT services with business needs and demonstrate compliance.
  • FISMA framework protects government information, operations, and assets against natural or human-caused threats.
  • GSA ISC Level IV processes ensure security becomes an integral component of federal office building and modernization projects.
  • Tier 3 / 4 data centers offer enhanced cyber and physical security.

These qualifications, along with comprehensive compliance and security training of every AGILE employee, ensure proper safeguarding of your IT assets. In fact, we support billions of dollars’ worth of transaction each day. Our successful compliance track record is why some of the world’s largest financial institutions partner with AGILE. 

To learn more about PCI complaint hosting, please contact us or call 855.495.0098.