SOURCE: ViaWest

ViaWest

October 07, 2014 08:01 ET

ViaWest Launches KINECTed PCI Compliant Cloud

First Step in Securing Payment Card Data

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) - ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services and cloud provider in North America, today announces the launch of its KINECTed PCI Compliant Cloud, a purpose-built, audit-ready cloud solution that was created using industry-leading virtualization and security technology. This service offers protection for companies that accept, store, process or transmit credit card data.

In a 2013 study, the Ponemon Institute found that thirty-five percent of data breaches identified were the result of company negligence. The study also confirmed that companies with an incident response plan and a strong security posture can significantly decrease the cost per breached record.

"The importance of choosing the right providers to help transition your company beyond compliance and into a secure infrastructure cannot be emphasized enough," states Matt Getzelman, Director PCI Practice at CoalFire. "ViaWest's attention to detail on their compliant cloud solutions and secure infrastructure provides a level of security in which customers can feel confident."

"We've designed our PCI Compliant Cloud solution from the ground up to satisfy the needs of customers who want to protect themselves against PCI DSS non-compliance," says Jason Carolan, Chief Technology Officer at ViaWest. "Our virtual private cloud leverages a dedicated, secure network infrastructure that enables data security in the cloud without having to invest in additional hardware, software, or in-house compliance expertise."

Backed by ViaWest's team of security and compliance experts, KINECTed PCI Compliant Cloud comes complete with:

  • A fully audited infrastructure
  • Fully staffed compliance department
  • Security solutions to protect beyond compliance requirements
  • 24x7 customer support with highly trained engineers
  • Dedicated account manager
  • 99.9% availability SLA on compute resources
  • 15+ years of architecting individualized customer solutions

The ramifications of PCI DSS compliance extend far beyond organizations in the financial and e-commerce sectors. Businesses of all sizes that accept, store, process or transmit credit card data are impacted. By offering hybrid solutions, ViaWest enables a company to grow over time while only using what it needs. ViaWest's security solutions and team of experts help to offer protection beyond compliance. For more information about KINECTed PCI Compliant Cloud, visit http://www.viawest.com/cloud-services/cloud-computing/kinected-pci-compliant-cloud.

About ViaWest

ViaWest is the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America. We enable businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources to deliver the right balance of cost, scalability and security. Our data center services include a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn, Twitter or visit their YouTube channel.

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