Pacnet receives PCI DSS 2.0 certification for APAC data centres


27 August 2014
Data centre

Asia Pacific-based service provider Pacnet has attained PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 2.0 Certification and Attestation of Compliance for its CloudSpace data centres in Sydney; Hong Kong and Singapore.

The PCI DSS accreditation, published by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), is a comprehensive, internationally-recognised data security standard to enhance protection of consumer credit card information, assist in prevention of identity theft and fraud, and promote payment data security across the globe. Pacnet's PCI DSS assessment, completed from January 23, 2014 to June 10, 2014, included an in-depth review of its physical data center security management, IT security policies and procedures, data protection, network access management and monitoring, network architecture, software design, organisation vulnerability management, personnel security efforts, and other critical protective measures.

Pacnet builds and manages a network of interconnected data centers across Asia, linking 15 cities and 10 countries.  It offers a broad range of facility specifications to meet the hosting needs of carriers and enterprises, and its facilities adhere to global standards in data centre design, construction and operation, including ISO 9001 and ISO 2700 compliance and LEED Gold Certification.  In addition to PCI DSS compliance, Pacnet's SGCS2 facility is Singapore's first data centre to earn Tier III Design Certification from the Uptime Institute.  The data center was also recently recognised for environmental sustainability with a BCA-IDA Green Mark GoldPLUS Award for Data Centres.