What is PCI DSS?

The Payment Card Industry Security Standard (PCI) and Data Security Standard (DSS or PCI DSS) are a widely accepted set of both physical and electronic security mandates designed to protect cardholder data and online consumer transactions. PCI DSS requires any business that accepts, stores, or transmits credit card payments or electronic funds to be in compliance. These standards protect consumers, financial and credit card institutions by standardizing the secure treatment of all delicate credit card information.


As a PCI DSS v. 3.2 validated service provider, phoenixNAP maintains compliance for its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions. In addition, each of our US and EU locations are also SOC 1 and SOC 2 audited, offering the highest level of protection and a global footprint to back up and connect your critical data across multiple regions.
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A number of physical and procedural security systems of the data center were acknowledged and validated in the compliance report, including the data center's two mantraps, visitor sign-in process, and the several access control measures in place throughout the facility.