Thursday, August 17, 2017


Creditcard certification differentiates datacentres in a competitive Belgian market



Brussels, (January 18, 2017) – Datacenter United, a fast growing Belgian data centre provider with locations in Antwerp and Brussels, is the first organisation who obtained the 3.1 PCI DSS and Assessment of Compliancy for co-location, hosting and physical security.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a international standard defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council as to analyse and to manage the management of personal- and company critical data such as credit cardholder information, etc.

The PCI DSS certification is an multifaceted security standard with an evaluation of competencies in policies, procedures and technical systems executed by a third-party qualified security assessor.

The demonstration of competences contained on-site evaluation and full audits of the security processes- and procedures of both physical locations (Antwerp and Brussels).

“Our main goal is to preserve and guarantee the safety of the data of our customers and to keep our systems aligned with the highest industry standards,” as to Friso Haringsma, Managing Director DCU.

“With this regulation we contribute with the digital roadmap Digital Belgium set out by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Digital Agenda and to help companies to be compliant with the recent European Data Protection Directive.”

The PCI DSS standard consists of 100+ rigid requirements that must be met. The standard provides a baseline of operational and technical requirements designed to protect cardholder data.

It includes specifications for policies, procedures, physical security, network architecture, soft- and hardware design and numeruous other critical protective measures.

“With this new PCI DSS certification combined with the previous ISO and ISAE3402 (SAS70) certifications we guarantee existing, and potential customers, that the outsourcing of their IT to Antwerp DC and Brussels DC is trustworthy. Needful certainties in a digital growing world where privacy sometimes tends to get lost in the clouds” according to the Managing Director.

Source: Company press release