Accentika Internet adds PCI compliance to hosting offerings

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance requires that servers hosting web applications are assessed for their adherence to best practice security. Accentika Internet can now offer hosting on servers that have been tested to PCI standards.

On-line vendors who wish to take secure transactions on their own web sites rather than passing customers over to merchant web sites (eg PayPal) now have the option to use secure hosting services from Accentika Internet. The advantage is that the customer never leaves the web site and the vendor is able to take charge of the complete process. Although credit card information is still not stored on the server, it is entered by the customer on the vendor's web site and the vendor is responsible for obtaining authorisation for the payment via a merchant account.

PCI compliance requires that a vendor's system and data handling procedures meets the standards for protection of credit card data. 

To earn validation of PCI compliance, network devices being audited must pass tests that probe all of the known methods hackers use to access private information, in addition to vulnerabilities that would allow malicious software (i.e. viruses and worms) to gain access to or disrupt the network devices being tested.

Customers who need to demonstrate PCI compliance can opt for Accentika Internet server hosting that has been validated by security scan specialist McAfee.


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