Allentown, PA (PRWEB) January 19, 2009
INetU Managed Hosting (http://www.inetu.net) has been recognized as a PCI certified managed hosting service provider by Visa. Trustwave, a Qualified Security Assessor specializing in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI), has completed an audit of INetU's network and hosting service and delivered a Report On Compliance (ROC) confirming INetU's status as a PCI compliant service provider. Visa has accepted INetU's ROC and certified INetU as a PCI compliant hosting service provider.
What is remarkable about INetU's PCI compliance is that the assessment covered the company's managed hosting practices. Most hosting companies that achieve PCI compliance do so only on a collocation service level.
The PCI Data Security Standard, commonly referred to as PCI, is a list of twelve broad security requirements to which a company collecting, transmitting or processing credit cardholder data must adhere or else face steep fines and penalties that include the possibility of revocation as a credit card merchant. These requirements were established by the Payment Card Industry -- which includes Visa, MasterCard, and Discover -- in response to identity theft and credit card fraud.
Trustwave's PCI assessment process focuses on the security of credit cardholder data, whether a hosting service provider has effectively implemented information security policies and processes and if there are adequate security measures to comply with the requirements to protect cardholder data. Additionally, the assessment confirms that payment card industry best practices are in place.
"Our PCI compliance certification obviously provides a direct benefit to all of our clients hosting sensitive credit card data, but all of our clients gain the additional security benefits that come from the rigorous requirements in the PCI specification," said Dev Chanchani, President of INetU. "Along with our recent SAS 70 Type II Certification, getting confirmation of our PCI compliance is another sign of our commitment to helping our companies achieve greater success on the Internet."
About INetU Managed Hosting:
INetU (pronounced I Net You) is a Managed Hosting Provider located in Allentown, PA, USA (http://www.inetu.net). Dedicated to building long-term relationships with its clients, INetU supports many popular Web applications and provides high availability hosting for Enterprise Web sites in the Online Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, SaaS, Web Development, Education, Government, Consulting, Non-Profit. INetU has scored above 95% customer satisfaction over the last four consecutive years of testing.