Secure Managed Hosting Provider Completes Sixth Annual PCI DSS Validation
Kansas City, MO (Gawkwire.com) GreenSoft Solutions, Inc. ("GSI") has successfully completed its annual security assessment and has again been validated as a compliant Level 1 Service Provider under the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). This extensive examination by a Qualified Security Assessor covered the operations and management of GSI's CompliantHost systems including its virtual infrastructure.
PCI DSS requires merchants and service providers that store, process and transmit cardholder data to adopt information security controls and processes to ensure cardholder data protection. For Level 1 Service Providers, these controls and processes must be validated annually by a Qualified Security Assessor approved by the PCI Security Standards Council. Since 2003, GSI has successfully undergone a yearly security assessment of its compliance with standards and requirements associated with the Payment Card Industry and cardholder information.
This latest PCI DSS assessment included GSI's newest addition to its hosting portfolio -- the Matrix Virtualization Platform. Designed to capture the full benefits of virtualization technologies, GSI's Matrix is an enterprise-class infrastructure targeted at the professional and corporate IT buyer. With its validation as PCI DSS compliant, the Matrix offers companies that store, process and transmit cardholder data the opportunity to take full advantage of the operational and financial benefits of virtualization without sacrificing safety, security and compliance requirements.
"Our annual PCI DSS assessment is an affirmation of how we manage our daily security operations" said Ed Welsh, GSI's Director of Compliance and Security, "This validation confirms what I already know - that we have the right infrastructure, policies and procedures, and personnel in place to offer our clients the highest degree of cardholder data protection. The addition of our Matrix platform to this mix just adds additional capabilities and cost efficiencies for our clients to utilize in their PCI DSS complaint processes."
GSI has a long history of having its operations and services audited. GSI was the first hosting provider validated for managed hosting services by VISA's CISP program, and is a leader in PCI-DSS compliant managed hosting services. In addition to this annual PCI DSS assessment, GSI undergoes an annual SAS 70 Type II examination and participates in various regulatory audits for specific clients, including compliance with HIPAA requirements for healthcare and employee benefits data privacy and protection, compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines for firms regulated by the FDA and compliance with all five components of internal control outlined in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.