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Stream Data Centers Announces Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Certification

Stream Data Centers Announces Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Certification

Through disciplined assessment and audit processes, Stream has implemented comprehensive practices for a number of compliance certifications, which now include PCI DSS.

Dallas, TX – April 25, 2018 – Stream Data Centers has announced the inclusion of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Certification version 3.2 to its menu of industry-compliant certifications and services. PCI DSS is a comprehensive set of standards requiring service providers that store, process, or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to strict information security controls and processes.

Stewart Collier is the Managing Director of Stream’s Critical Environments Services and operations practice, and ultimately oversees compliance across Stream’s portfolio of data centers and mission-critical operations. Collier stated recently, that he was “Pleased to announce that the PCI DSS v3.2 certification is applicable across each facility in the company’s data center portfolio,” and added that, “Stream Data Centers designs its facilities to comply with rigorous standards set by trade groups and certifying organizations, while maintaining relevant certifications and attestations. For Stream, it’s all about maximizing uptime and value, without compromising health, safety and security.” He added that the Stream Data Centers Critical Environments Services practice is “dedicated to continually improving and maintaining compliance certifications that are critical to our data center customers.”

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was created to meet the rising threat to individuals’ payment card information. Compliance with PCI DSS is mandatory for all organizations dealing with credit, debit and ATM cards, as defined by the PCI Security Standards Council, which includes industry giants like Visa, Master Card and American Express.
The standard includes twelve requirements that include the following:

  • Security management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Network architecture
  • User access management
  • Network and systems monitoring
  • Software development

According to Collier, “Applicability of this attestation is for physical security and management processes that govern access to customer equipment – all through security systems, policies and procedures.” The certification is now active for facilities in San Antonio, Minneapolis and Houston, with plans for Stream to apply the PCI ethos to design and operations of developments in DFW, Chicago, and all data centers going forward.

About Stream Data Centers

Stream Data Centers has provided premium data center services since 1999, with 90% of its inventory leased to Fortune 100 customers. To date, the company has acquired, developed and managed more than 27 data center projects nationally, while leadership has remained consistent for all 25 years.

From site selection to data center construction and operations, Stream develops wholesale colocation capacity and build-to-suit facilities for hyperscale and enterprise users in major markets across the United States. Additionally, Stream sources and develops low-risk land sites for optimum data center development and provides energy procurement services with a focus on reducing market risk and providing low-cost renewable energy options.  All of Stream’s facilities feature carrier-neutral, low latency connectivity to network and public cloud providers.

Stream Data Centers is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is the technical real estate affiliate of Stream Realty Partners, a full service commercial real estate investment, development and services company. With $8.8 billion in annual transactions and 1,400+ professionals in 17 core markets, Stream is one of the most successful commercial real estate firms in the nation.