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RagingWire Successfully Completes PCI Data Security Standard Validation(January 18, 2012)
SACRAMENTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/12 -- RagingWire Data Centers, the nation's premier data center provider, announced today that it has successfully validated compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The PCI DSS compliance assessment was conducted over an extended period of time.
"Successfully validating PCI DSS compliance demonstrates RagingWire's unwavering commitment to consumer data protection," said Bill Dougherty, vice president of information technology at RagingWire. "Our dedication to strict physical access controls and network security give our customers peace of mind that we proactively safeguard their consumer information."
RagingWire's PCI DSS compliance assessment encompassed its two Sacramento data centers (CA1 and CA2) which total over 500,000 square feet of data center capacity. RagingWire makes all auditing and compliance documentation and reports available to customers upon request. RagingWire plans to begin the PCI DSS assessment process at their new VA1 data center in Ashburn, Virginia, upon its completion during Q1 2012.
"PCI DSS is a vital industry standard for the protection of sensitive cardholder data," said Chris Schellman, President of BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc. "RagingWire's compliance to this standard solidifies their commitment to data center security and consumer information protection."
The PCI DSS is a comprehensive set of standards that require merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to strict information security controls and processes. It was created by the founding brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, which includes American Express, Discover Financial, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. The PCI DSS compliance assessment centers on IT security policy, cardholder data protection, network access and monitoring, and organization vulnerability management.
The assessment was performed by BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc. (www.brightline.com), a certified public accounting firm and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) that provides assurance and compliance services to global companies. The scope of the assessment included the applicable requirements of version 2.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard for validation of "Level 1" service providers. Following the completion of the assessment, a Report on Compliance was issued to reflect RagingWire Data Centers' full compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard.
For more information about the PCI Data Security Standard, please visit the PCI Security Standards Council website located at www.pcisecuritystandards.org.
RagingWire Data Centers provides highly customized and flexible collocation solutions to meet the needs of high-density, data-intensive enterprise companies. RagingWire operates N+2 redundant, highly secure Enterprise Data Center campuses in California and Northern Virginia engineered to provide 100% availability and highly scalable power and cooling in conjunction with managed IT solutions for companies with mission critical IT systems. Outsourcing to RagingWire's carrier-neutral data centers enables clients to reduce operating costs, be more efficient, and improve time to market. More information is available at www.ragingwire.com.
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