eHosting DataFort Achieves The Acclaimed PCI-DSS Certification
April 2017 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
eHosting DataFort (eHDF) recently attained the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliance certification. Besides, the company is also accredited with ISO 9001, 20000, 22301, 27001 and CSA STAR security certifications.
This will allow e-commerce, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance (BFSI) and other clients dealing with Card storing and processing environments, access to eHDF’s physical, environmental, network and infrastructure security needed to protect sensitive cardholder data and meet PCI DSS compliance standards for their business. eHDF can now extend PCI compliant services for customers and help them meet the compliance standards too.
eHDF managed to complete the stringent certification process in a record time of four months due to the existing compliance with several other industry standards. This places the company high on its maturity in security mandates and governance. The procedure required thorough assessment to identify the assets, systems and processes that govern the infrastructure and applications and to ensure that the standards are met.
Additional measures were incorporated with new systems and infrastructure mechanisms to meet the required controls. The company also considered other enhancements to achieve the PCI-DSS certification.
The PCI security standard dictates a set of comprehensive requirements for "enhancing payment account data security" such as credit card numbers, names, addresses, email, etc. It was developed by the founding members of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc., to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis. eHDF places professional training very high in its strategic goals. The new certification which demanded specialized skills was met with the team undergoing comprehensive training programmes. The company is focused on its strong security credentials and is committed to raise the bar and meet the ever-growing customer requirements.