Scottish web host iomart Group PLC (website
) has achieved level 1 Payments Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) service provider certification. Iomart has head offices in Glasgow, Scotland, and was established in 1998. The company offers a broad range of hosting-related products and services including secure cloud hosting and managed security options. These also include private clouds, hybrid clouds, and colocation alongside domain registration. The G-Cloud 12 approved company typically caters to public sector bodies in the United Kingdom. With eight data centers in the UK, its partners include Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). With its new accreditation, the company has proven competency in protecting its customers’ credit card data.
PCI DSS sets the standards companies must adhere to to deter credit card fraud and otherwise protect sensitive data its clients’ store on its servers. Achieving the standard means the company has the technical know-how to offer secure services, as well as secure processes and procedures. To achieve level 1 iomart had to submit to audits provided by a third-party security assured assessor.
With its data centers certified alongside its private and shared hosting services, the company’s customers will now find achieving PCI DSS compliance less troublesome and will be able to safely deal with over 300,000 credit card transactions on an annual basis. The award sits alongside iomart's ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 9001, ISO 23001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, and Cyber Essentials certification.
"Achieving the highest level of PCI DSS certification provides our customers with the reassurance that the security and governance of their data is our top priority,” explained iomart’s CEO Reece Donovan. “They can focus on delivering their services knowing that we have got everything in place to keep their card payment data safe." iomart's Compliance Manager, Steve Flockhart, added, "Our Level 1 PCI DSS certification is the result of a substantial team effort right across our business. We are proud of our compliance with the highest standards for the cloud computing industry and our continued commitment to data integrity and security on behalf of our customers." Do you know of any other companies achieving industry certification? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.