Verizon’s On-Demand Cloud Computing Achieves PCI Compliance
Retailers and other organizations that are based on credit card transactions now have a compelling reason to consider moving critical applications for payment to the cloud.
Verizon Computing as a Service or CaaS, the solution delivers enterprise cloud computing centers tag Verizon in the U.S. and Europe, is the first cloud-based solution to successfully complete the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) audit for the storage, processing and transmitting credit card information. This means that companies can be sure of knowing the customer data is protected by more stringent safety recognized by the payment card industry standards available worldwide.
To become PCI DSS-validated, Verizon CaaS underwent a thorough review of third of its policies, procedures and technical systems and a site assessment and the vulnerability of the entire scanning system.
The PCI DSS was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council helps facilitate the widespread adoption of security measures consistent data worldwide. Designed to help organizations proactively protect customer account data, the PCI DSS standard is a multifaceted security, which includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures.
“Compliance with PCI DSS sets Verizon apart from other players in this space,” said Joseph S. Crawford, executive director of IT solutions, Verizon Business. “As more companies seek to tag IT enabled services, it is essential that we provide a secure environment for enterprise applications. PCI compliance further underlines our ongoing commitment and investment in cloud computing.”
Verizon provides full support for PCI compliance
Verizon also offers a wide range of other services for PCI DSS, including transaction services network. In addition, the IP service application hosting company, issued by U.S. Smart managed hosting centers that are responsible for the management and control of critical infrastructure clients and web applications, meets the PCI DSS requirements. Verizon also offers professional services related to PCI and Compliance Program for Verizon Online Payment Card Industry.
CaaS Verizon – use of the infrastructure company’s global IP and data centers – helping customers efficiently and securely manage computing resources on demand, including servers, networks and storage. Verizon CaaS allows companies to pay for the resources actually used and avoid purchasing equipment and adding personnel to build to maximum capacity requirements.
Verizon is leading the industry towards an all-in-a-service “(EPA) model in which cloud-based convergent solutions are securely delivered through managed services and professionals in the global IP network the company. EPA Verizon’s platform will enable companies to improve their IT infrastructure and improve application performance in today’s environment of complex and dynamic business. Visit the Verizon IT Solutions and Hosting Web site for more information.
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