Cloud Servers PCI-DSS compliance

  • Last updated on: 2016-05-18
  • Authored by: Rose Contreras

What is PCI DSS compliance?

A consortium of payment card providers maintains a set of standards used to protect cardholder data. The standards which define the measures to be taken for compliance is titled the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS).

In security terms, it means that our business adheres to the PCI DSS requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design, and other critical protective measures.

In operational terms, it means that we take prescribed steps to make sure our customers’ payment card data is being kept safe throughout every transaction, and our customers can have confidence that they’re protected against the pain and cost of data breeches.

As a Rackspace Cloud customer, we can help you become PCI compliant, however it will take some work on your end. To read more about the requirements for PCI compliance and how Rackspace can help, see PCI Compliance in Rackspace Hybrid Cloud.

Rackspace data centers are Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliant and Safe Harbor compliant in addition to having SSAE16 Type II, SOC1, SOC2 (Security and Availability Only), and SOC3 audits on file for all data center facilities.

For information about PCI-DSS, see Cloud Security Solutions.

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