Windstream's Cloud Gets PCI Certification
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Windstream Hosted Solutions, part of Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN) and one of the nation's premier providers of enterprise-class managed hosted solutions, today announced that its cloud and hosting data centers have validated compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) version 2.0 as a "Level 1" certified service provider. The certification reflects Windstream's full compliance with the PCI DSS standard.
PCI DSS is a comprehensive set of standards that requires all merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to strict information security controls and processes. Designed to prevent credit card fraud, the standards include 12 requirements that encompass security management, policies and procedures, physical security, network architecture, user access management, network and systems monitoring, and software development.
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