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eHDF picks up PCI-DSS certification

The PCI security standards was developed by the PCI Security Standards Council.

eHDF picks up PCI-DSS certification
Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort.

eHosting DataFort, a provider of managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services in the UAE, was recently awarded the Payment Card Industry Data Standard (PCI-DSS) compliance certification.

The addition of the new certification will enable e-commerce, banking and financial services, insurance, as well as other clients dealing with card storage and processing, to access to eHDF's physical, environmental, network and infrastructure security.

Sensitive data, such as cardholder information, is now greatly protected and also meets PCI DSS compliance standards.

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort, said: "We see clients struggle with PCI compliance adherence which made us realise there exists a genuine market concern that needed a feasible solution. eHDF's clients can now leverage our PCI DSS compliance and easily empower themselves to get PCI compliant. This adds yet another layer of security to the customer's data."

The PCI security standard comprise of several requirements geared for improving security around payment account data. These include sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, names, and addresses. The standard was developed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which comprises of founding members American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa.

"Today, more and more organisations want to engage with hosting partners who meet data security and other regulatory requirements even if they are not bound by them. Being able to demonstrate PCI compliance is what sets us apart from our competition," added Zeineldin.

"It is evident that when customers invest in time and expenses to achieve compliance, they expect the same of their service providers. They also need us to demonstrate high levels of controls implemented to safeguard their data in a secure and consistent manner and abide by regulatory mandates."

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