MainOne’s premier Tier III Data Center Receives PCI-DSS Global Payment License

by | Aug 14, 2015

MainOne’s premier Tier III Data Center, MDX-I, which launched in January, 2015 to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa has become the first Tier III Data Center operator in Nigeria to achieve both Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and ISO 27001:2013 certifications showing its compliance to globally accepted standards on Customer Data Security.

The certification follows a comprehensive ISO27001 audit carried out by British Standard Institution (BSI) group while the PCI DSS assessment was conducted by Digital Jewels Limited, a PCI-DSS quality security assessor.

The PCI-DSS accreditation is an internationally recognized data security standard for payment card data security. The ISO 27001 standard is an Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard.

The firm has further cemented its dedication and commitment to the growth of Nigeria’s digital economy by being the first commercial Tier III Data Center to be certified. MainOne serves payment card operators, e-tail shops among others; information security is therefore, a top priority for their operations and their customers too.

“Our ability to ensure the security of customer data is attested to by these certifications and ensures we provide an equivalent level of security as the best in-house bank data centers,”  said Ms. Opeke.

Hopefully, more local ISPs and more local content and applications will be using MainOne’s 7 billion naira facility for their uplink and hosting to reduce the network round-trip time for packets sent on the internet that normally have to transit through switches abroad before being delivered to the recipient here.

Yemi Johnson
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