Dutch Web Host WorldStream Recertifies for PCI DSS

June 27, 2019
Dutch Web Host WorldStream Recertifies for PCI DSS
Dutch web host WorldStream B.V. (WorldStream) has announced it has successfully recertified for PCI DSS. WorldStream, which has headquarters in Naaldwijk, Netherlands, was established in 2006. The company specializes in several areas including dedicated servers, colocation, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and DDoS mitigation. It caters to a global customer base which includes individuals and companies in Europe, the United States, and China. WorldStream prides itself on 800% growth over the last 5 years. To achieve PCI DSS certification it had to submit to the most rigorous of third-party audits.

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) (version 3.2) is designed to protect individuals from credit card fraud and other risks. It applies to companies that store sensitive data and assures that a certified company has the processes, procedures, and technology available to protect against cyber fraud. As WorldStream’s customers include “cloud service providers (CSPs), broadcasters, systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers and ecommerce hosting clients”, PCI DSS certification is especially pertinent for the company. However, the company is also certified for ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 27001:2015 (for information security management), and 14001:2015 - all industry standards that apply to areas that include environmental protection. WorldStream’s audit for PCI DSS was conducted by Noordbeek B.V.

“The IT audit firm has checked and validated all relevant PCI DSS related processes within the WorldStream organization as well as the management and operating controls that are in place,” explained WorldStream’s co-owner and CEO, Lennert Vollebregt. “Complying with the PCI DSS directives is important for us, as WorldStream is serving quite some merchants and also managed hosting providers with webshop operators among their clients. The fact that WorldStream fully meets the rigorous PCI DSS requirements gives our ecommerce customers peace of mind with regard to the secure handling and storing of credit card information and payment data.”

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