What is PCI-Compliant Hosting?
PCI-DSS stands for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards (PCI) and Data Security Standards (DSS). These security and data protection compliance rules are developed, maintained, and managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, an international forum of leading credit card institutions. Adhering to these standards is a must for e-commerce businesses, merchants, financial institutions, or any group storing, processing, and transmitting consumer credit card data. Failure to meet these protection standards on a hardware, application, system, and solution level can lead to extremely high costs in case of a data breach.
As a PCI-DSS validated service provider, phoenixNAP maintains compliance for our Colocation services and selected Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. In addition, each of our US and EU locations is also SOC 1 and SOC 2 audited, offering the highest level of protection and a global footprint to back up and connect your critical data across multiple regions. As such, phoenixNAP offers you a PCI DSS-compliant foundation that offers flexible and innovative solutions to help you meet a wide range of your security and business needs. Choose one or mix and match our different PCI-compliant hosting solutions and easily secure your customers’ end-to-end purchase experience, without risking costly data loss or reputational damage.
Compliance Made Simpler
Cross IT infrastructure compliance requirements off your PCI audit list. Easily leverage the highest level of physical, network, and technical security in PCI-DSS-compliant, disaster-free data center environments.
IT Cost Optimization
Consume enterprise infrastructure services on an opex model to lower TCO. Achieve infrastructure compliance and maintain robust security for your payment card data while avoiding costly upfront investments.
“We were looking for a reliable partner to help us cater to the security and compliance needs of our U.S.-based customers. phoenixNAP’s flagship data center in Phoenix and their secure-by-design cloud infrastructure solution combined with their fast and professional response to our vital questions was the key factor for choosing them as our gateway to the U.S. market.”
– Kenneth Damgaard Løwe, CEO, itpilot ApS
See For Yourself - We’re on the List!
phoenixNAP is a PCI-DSS compliant service provider. As such, we are registered in the Visa Global Registry of Service Providers. To validate this, feel free to visit http://www.visa.com/splisting/ and search for “PhoenixNap, LLC.”.
Features of phoenixNAP PCI-DSS Hosting
PCI-DSS standards protect businesses by standardizing the secure treatment of cardholder data from the moment credit card information enters a payment system until the payment is fully processed. phoenixNAP’s broad portfolio of workload-optimized IT services provides merchants and e-commerce companies with a simple and cost-effective way to make their user experience seamless and secure.
Data Security Cloud
PCI-DSS compliant and HIPAA-ready, this secure-by-design cloud infrastructure delivers layers of protection for your sensitive data. Leverage hardware-enhanced security, strict virtualization and segmentation, advanced threat intelligence, and integrated cloud backups with unmatched flexibility. Keep your VMs and data safe and quickly processed wherever they reside.
Move your existing infrastructure to our state-of-the-art, PCI-DSS and SOC-compliant, HIPAA-ready data centers. Ensure always-on data availability and security, or easily lease new hardware to upgrade your compute, storage, and security resources. Access more than 40 global carriers for uninterrupted and secure data transfer across your hybrid cloud deployments.
Managed Private Cloud
Have your own fully-dedicated private cloud built from scratch according to your exact compliance, security, performance, and scalability needs. Make sure your compliance-driven environment remains protected even as your data travels between VMs and gain point-and-click access to provisioning any compute, storage, or network resources you require.
Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
Keep your business-critical infrastructure safe from costly failures, outages, and cyber threats. Take advantage of industry-leading cloud backup and DR solutions across global locations and make sure your customer and transaction data always stays safe and available. Make your vital digital assets unreachable to malicious actors, but restorable in a matter of minutes.
phoenixNAP is a provider of selected PCI-DSS-compliant services. However, this does not automatically mean you are PCI compliant. Contact your Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for any additional steps for achieving and maintaining your compliance. Read our PCI Compliance Checklist for more information.
How phoenixNAP Hosting Provider Ensures PCI-DSS Compliance
phoenixNAP offers a solid platform upon which you can build your PCI-DSS compliant environment. Whether it is taking and processing payments or hosting clients who do so, we can support your efforts with unprecedented levels of physical, technical, and network security. With our PCI-DSS compliant services, strong up-time record and around-the-clock network and support personnel, you can deliver your clients a 24/7 uninterrupted and reliable service.
Your infrastructure is protected from unauthorized access in highly-secure data center facilities with advanced access controls, surveillance systems, and always on-site security personnel.
Meet the strict PCI-DSS requirements and easily protect your cardholder data and sensitive workloads with highly-secure servers, storage systems, and network architecture consumed on an opex model.
Leverage advanced firewall, VPN, and network segmentation technologies on a robust, redundant, and DDoS-protected global network. Ensure always-on business operations with SLA-backed uptime.
Offload complex infrastructure management and security tasks onto expert NOC and security personnel and save both time and money. Get our expert support at any time and from anywhere.
Why Is It Important to Have PCI Compliant Servers?
Using a PCI-compliant IT infrastructure is essential for protecting cardholder data and ensuring compliance and customer retention. By choosing phoenixNAP’s PCI-compliant services, you not only put your business on a fast track to meeting legal and performance requirements. You also reduce the risk of costly data breaches, lawsuits, and irreparable financial or reputational damage.
Without capital expenses or costly and complex infrastructure setup and management procedures, phoenixNAP helps you get:
Have questions? Take a look at our FAQ:
PCI compliance refers to meeting the security standards set by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Achieving PCI compliance demonstrates a commitment to data security and meeting legal obligations. For more information, visit: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/
Any entity involved in processing, transmitting, or storing payment card information needs to be PCI compliant. These are typically businesses such as e-commerce websites, online retailers, payment processors, and service providers.
While you can leverage PCI-compliant hosting, you need to make sure your website is compliant, too. Some of the things you can do to ensure this is to use SSL encryption, secure your payment gateways, install and maintain firewalls, and refrain from using vendor-supplied system passwords. For additional steps, make sure you contact your Qualified Security Assessor.