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Plano, TX – Layered Tech, a leading global provider of secure and compliant hosting services, has become one of the first companies to achieve Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.0 certification. PCI DSS is the industry standard for compliance and security for personal payment card data.
PCI DSS 3.0 is the third update to the data compliance guidelines, and PCI DSS 2.0-compliant vendors and businesses were given until Jan. 1, 2015 to adjust to the new standards. However, Layered Tech is once again leading the industry in its early adoption of PCI DSS 3.0.
“Layered Tech was one of the first managed hosting service providers to be certified under the original PCI DSS standard, and we continue leading the industry in that area,” said Donavan Veatch, Layered Tech Vice President of Client Architecture and Security.
PCI DSS outlines 12 core security areas, and the 3.0 guidelines offer increased clarity of responsibility for merchants, payment processors and service providers like Layered Tech. The updated standard focuses on reducing risk to payment card data and improving consistency of reporting across the industry.
Though vendors have until January 2015 to implement core changes, and June 1, 2015 to implement additional new practices, Veatch said it was vital to adopt the new standards early.
“Since every business must adhere to the new standards within the next year, we’ll be able to fully support our clients as soon as they need to recertify under 3.0,” Veatch said. “When a client hosts with us, there are no gaps between their compliance and our own. We take on physical controls and provide infrastructure security, which positions us in direct alignment with their needs.”
Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, supporting mission-critical e-business applications, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Tech’s scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit www.layeredtech.com.