PCI DSS compliant website hosting

PCI DSS compliant website hosting

In the modern age and with the constant advancements in technology, website hosting servers are always under threat from newly discovered security bugs. Security bugs can lead to data breaching and when websites are handling sensitive data (for example, credit card information and private data), it can be extremely damaging for both the customer and the website’s owner. That’s why it’s more important than ever to stay on top of any security holes in both the website server’s hardware and software. A website server is the computer that a website is hosted on – it serves websites to internet users through browser software (for example Google Chrome or Internet Explorer). Further to hosting websites, the website server also handles the sending and receiving of email which itself should be kept private between the sender and the recipient. However, hackers have found ways to exploit website servers and expose sensitive data.

At Encenta, we realise how important it is to keep private data, private. That’s why all of our servers are PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant. PCI DSS is a proprietary security standard for businesses that handle sensitive customer data, such as credit card data. The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council created these standards to reduce credit card fraud. We use up to date scanning tools by recognised QSAs (Qualified Security Assessor) to analyse our servers for over 30,000 security vulnerabilities.

If your business is looking to or already handles sensitive data, it is crucial your website server is safe from hackers and that no private data is vulnerable to exposure. This is not limited to credit card data but any customer data (including names, address and particularly passwords). It is now a requirement set by many banks that vendors host their websites on PCI DSS compliant web servers or they may be subject to penalties if breached, of up to £15,000