PCI DSS Validation of Colocation Services Secured by OneNeck IT Solutions

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Commitment to security and compliance a top focus for OneNeck when it comes to the colocation services and their top-tier data centers.

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By demonstrating we are PCI DSS compliant and audit-ready, it validates, for our customers, that we can securely host their environments in our top-tier colocation facilities. It also clearly establishes we have the ability to meet specific cloud and managed services deliverables.

OneNeck® IT Solutions has completed the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) version 3.2 “Level 1” service provider validation.

The PCI Security Standards Council requires all merchants who outsource the transmission, processing or storage of payment card data to a third-party to verify the provider adheres to the standard. OneNeck proactively requested the assessment of their colocation services, undergoing close scrutiny of their top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin.

“This validation offers customers assurance that we have the security controls in place to protect their data,” said Dave Flynn SVP of Operations and Engineering at OneNeck. “By demonstrating we are PCI DSS compliant and audit-ready, it validates, for our customers, that we can securely host their environments in our top-tier colocation facilities. It also clearly establishes we have the ability to meet specific cloud and managed services deliverables in compliance with other PCI controls.”

The PCI DSS assessment was performed by Schellman & Company, Inc., an independent CPA firm with extensive IT service provider experience. Securing PCI DSS validation follows recent news that OneNeck in compliant with the SSAE 18 examination and HIPAA and HITECH compliance attestation.

OneNeck now turns its attention toward the new PCI regulations that took effect on January 31, 2018. “We are aggressively pursuing avenues to meet or exceed the new 2018 PCI controls testing,” Flynn stated. “In addition, we will be including the testing of PCI controls governing the logical access and configuration management of our physical access systems in the 2018 audit cycle.”

In addition to managing and operating top tier data centers, OneNeck also offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions tailored to provide high-touch customer service and enterprise-class IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, enterprise application management, professional services and IT hardware and software. For more information, visit oneneck.com.

OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., employs nearly 550 people throughout the U.S. The company offers hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, enterprise application management, advanced IT services, hardware and local connectivity via top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon and Wisconsin. OneNeck's team of technology professionals manage secure, world-class, hybrid IT infrastructures and applications for businesses around the country. Visit oneneck.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to more than six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, and TDS Broadband Service. In 2018, TDS was recognized in Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. The TDS family of companies, which includes OneNeck, is listed at 190 out of 250 top employers in the U.S. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs more than 9,900 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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