(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Nexcess, a leading provider of optimized Magento hosting, has announced the successful completion of its most recent PCI audit. Nexcess’ secure Magento SIP platform provides a 100% PCI-compliant hosting environment for eCommerce. Third-party PCI compliance audits are carried out to confirm that a hosting provider adheres to all requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), which exists to ensure the secure transmission and storage of credit and debit card payments and their associated data.
The audit, which was carried out by BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., the same independent group that handled the hosting company’s Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 audit, confirmed that Nexcess complies with the 12 distinct requirements laid out in the PCI DSS standards. These criteria include the encrypted transmission of all cardholder data, the maintenance of secure systems and applications, restricted physical access to cardholder data, and regular testing of security systems and processes.
“While it’s not often necessary for a hosting company to undergo a third-party audit to claim PCI-compliance and most don’t, we’re confident of the security of our systems and feel that an outside audit helps our clients have the same level of confidence,” commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess, “The certification of our unique Magento hosting platform is just one aspect of our commitment to providing a eCommerce hosting environment with unbeatable performance, stability, and security.”
Magento Secure Isolated Platform (SIP) servers from Nexcess provide a high-performance and scalable hosting solution for eCommerce retailers of all sizes. Each SIP server is an entirely isolated and independent hosting environment optimized to provide enhanced reliability and performance. Nexcess’ Magento platform is available from several international locations, including the US, the UK, and Australia and incorporates Nexcess-developed technology for improved performance, including the Turpentine Magento plugin, which allows for better integration with the Varnish very fast caching reverse proxy.
Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed hosting company founded in 2000, with wholly-owned data centers located in Dearborn, Michigan and Southfield, Michigan. Nexcess offers a variety of hosting services ranging from entry-level packages to custom clustered/complex hosting configurations, with an emphasis on mission-critical hosting for high-profile eCommerce web sites. For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net.