Pacnet, an integrated technology solutions provider, has obtained PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 2.0 certification and attestation of compliance for its CloudSpace data centers located in Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Classified by the standards council as a Level 1 Service Provider, Pacnet achieves the certification after its data centers fully met strict standards and guidelines of PCI DSS.

The standards and guidelines have been designed to protect customers’ sensitive financial data and safeguard credit and debit card transactions through advanced technical and security measures.

Pacnet data center services vice president Giles Proctor said: "In addition to being a key differentiator for Pacnet in the APAC region, earning PCI DSS compliance upholds our pioneering market standing and commitment to the adoption of global data security standards.

"The accomplishment also underscores Pacnet’s dedication to data protection, investment in secure infrastructure and delivery of proven services to protect the interests of customers who process credit card transactions within our data centers."

Pacnet’s certification assessment, held between 23 January and 10 June, involved an in-depth review of its physical data center security management, IT security policies and procedures, data protection, network access management and monitoring, network architecture, among others.

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The PCI DSS accreditation is an internationally recognized data security standard that aims to boost protection of consumer credit card information, assist in prevention of identity theft and fraud, and promote payment data security.