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
Since 1999 Stream has been an industry leader, providing premium data center solutions and optimized value to Fortune 500 companies. To date, Stream has acquired, developed and operated more than two million square feet of data center space in Texas, Minnesota, Illinois, California and Colorado, representing more than 200 megawatts of power.
Stream develops and operates highly resilient, scalable and efficient data centers, with products including fully-commissioned Hyperscale Data Centers, Private Data Center™ Suites, Ready-to-Fit™ Powered Shells, Build-to-Suit Infrastructure and Colocation Environments – all with immediate connection to network carriers and public cloud providers.
Stream Data Centers is committed to improving the data center experience through exceptional people and service. Services supporting critical environments and energy procurement leverage the combined skill sets and resources of Stream’s technical real estate professionals with fine-tuned data center and energy expertise, to deliver end-to-end solutions for mission-critical infrastructure needs. Learn more at www.streamdatacenters.com.