Infocrossing, a Wipro (NYSE: WIT) Company, and leading provider of IT Infrastructure Outsourcing, today announced that it has been awarded Level 1 compliance status with the Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as a managed service provider.
Following the validation, Infocrossing's Tempe, Arizona, Leonia, New Jersey and Omaha, Nebraska data centers were found to comply with the PCI DSS, set by the PCI Security Standards.
Infocrossing customers will now benefit from the added security of the PCI DSS, especially the e-commerce customers will find that Infocrossing's compliance helps them to achieve their own PCI DSS certifications. The certification was achieved after an extensive independent audit of Infocrossing's infrastructure operations and processes conducted by Trustwave, a third-party qualified security assessor from the PCI Security Standards Council.
The PCI Security Standards Council, established by top credit card companies such as Visa and MasterCard, was created to enhance payment card data security and minimize system intrusions that can lead to identity theft. According to regulations developed by this council, all online merchants must comply with the PCI DSS or face penalties. "At Infocrossing we take the security of our customers' data very seriously," said Sameer Kishore, President and COO for Infocrossing, A Wipro Company. "With growing privacy concerns, we continue to take proactive steps to ensure that our customers' data is well protected and our management systems, policies and data centers are compliant with industry best practices. Attaining PCI DSS compliance is an important milestone in this process."
"By validating compliance with the PCI DSS, Infocrossing is securely managing payment card data," says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "For Infocrossing and other organizations, compliance isn't the ultimate goal, it's the protection of cardholder data and they have put the proper solutions in place to help keep this information secure."
Security of cardholder data has become one of the biggest issues for the payment card industry. Validation from PCI DSS compliant brings added advantage for Infocrossing, boosting its existing expertise across multiple computing environments and platforms, including mainframes, iSeries, Unix, Windows and Linux servers.
Infocrossing has been providing comprehensive IT management solutions for large and mid-size enterprises for more than 25 years, and operates world-class data centers throughout the United States offering an array of delivery models from custom solutions delivered in data centers, to remote management and cloud computing.