Internap meets new payment card industry data security standards

Internap Corporation´s (NASDAQ: INAP) managed hosting and colocation services meets the compliance requirements for PCI DSS v.3.1, the latest security standard from the PCI Council.

As one of the first infrastructure providers to meet PCI´s updated standard, Internap is offering e-commerce and physical retail customers the most secure infrastructure environment possible for storing, processing or transmitting cardholder data.

Independent IT compliance firm Coalfire conducted the PCI DSS 3.1 audit of Internap´s managed hosting and colocation solutions. Criteria for infrastructure providers to meet PCI DSS compliance includes:

A SOC 2 compliant physical data center with security controls to protect the physical assets (firewalls, routers, switches and servers) of the hosting customer´s environment.

–Management of administrative user accounts that include service accounts, root, administrator and other system-level administrative (privileged-user) accounts.

–Installation, configuration, administration and maintenance of firewalls and network router equipment, and the deployment of customer-specific rules for Internap to implement.

–Anti-virus administration at the operating system level, to ensure that the services operating within the customer´s managed server environment are free from viruses.

–Backup and recovery of operating system environments, customer data repositories, as well as system and security device configurations.

Internap is the high-performance Internet infrastructure provider that powers the applications shaping the way we live, work and play.