Macquarie Telecom’s Intellicentre 2 certified for secure e-commerce transactions by Payment Card Industry (PCI)

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Macquarie Telecom’s Intellicentre 2 data centre has been certified by the Payment Card Industry Security Council to hold data relating to credit card transactions.

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Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ), Australia’s number one Managed Hosting and business-only telecommunications company, announced its $60m Intellicentre 2 (IC2) data centre in Macquarie Park has been certified for Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

The certification adds to Intellicentre 2’s credentials as a world-class data centre for physical and cyber security, and follows previous announcements that this new facility, opened in September by the Prime Minister of Australia, meets critical levels of information security, performance and design as defined by ISO27001, ASIO T4 “Intruder Resistant” and Uptime Institute Tier III Design.

“The security of online financial transactions directly impacts not only the reputation but fundamental profitability of businesses in a whole range of industries,” said Macquarie Telecom MD, Hosting Aidan Tudehope. “Achieving PCI-DSS highlights Macquarie Telecom’s commitment to the privacy and security of credit card data, comprising only one part of our holistic approach to rigorous data security across all our systems.”

Administered by the global PCI Security Standards Council, PCI standards underpin the data security compliance programs of the Council’s five founding payment brands, including American Express, MasterCard and Visa. PCI-DSS certification indicates that a service provider employs a robust security process for prevention, detection and response to incidents related to payment card transactions and data.

“PCI-DSS is the foremost global standard for e-commerce security, one which the majority of businesses consider a prerequisite for any service provider dealing in online financial transactions,” said Aidan Tudehope. “The certification of Intellicentre 2 demonstrates to Macquarie Telecom’s client base that our infrastructure is well-equipped to handle data in a secure and reliable manner. When combined with the facility’s other certifications, every aspect of IC2 is based around secure uptime performance”

About Macquarie Telecom
Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ), is Australia’s number one Managed Hosting and business-only telecommunications company. Working with and supporting some of Australia’s best-known organisations in the corporate and government sectors, Macquarie Telecom is a full service hosting provider offering managed dedicated servers, managed co-location, and managed private, hybrid and public clouds. Our fully owned, Australian based Government data centres are the most secure and accredited data centres in Australia with ISO27001, PCI Compliance, DSD Gateway and ASIO Intruder Resistant accreditation. Macquarie Telecom’s offerings are underpinned by world-class customer care which is delivered by our fully owned and managed customer service centre, MacquarieHUB. Combining Business-Grade Full line (Voice, Data & Mobile) Telecommunications with Hosting services to offer truly integrated end-to-end communications solutions, Macquarie Telecom is best placed to help transition organisations to the new online NBN era, enabling greater agility and growth. Macquarie Telecom has invested $60 Million at its new Tier 3 data centre, Intellicentre 2, at Macquarie Park, NSW.

Head office: Level 20, 2 Market Street, Sydney 2000. Website: http://www.macquarietelecom.com

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