Africa Data Center is the first neutral data center to become compliant with the Kenya payment card industry data security standard

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Africa Data Centers Nairobi announced that it is now compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). It is the first neutral data center to be PCI DSS certified in Nairobi, which together with Uptime Institute Tier III and ISO 27001 certification marks an industry first breakthrough in East Africa.

PCI DSS standards were created in 2004 by the founding members of the PCI Security Standards Council to control the growing number of high-profile security breaches. These companies include American Express, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa, among others.

The primary goal of PCI DSS is to reduce the risk of loss of debit and credit card data in the event of a security incident. It basically provides standards on how breaches can be avoided and detected and how to react in the event of a security incident. It also offers protection for merchants and cardholders, and reassures customers that a website is safe and secure.

Dan Kwach, East Africa Managing Director for Africa Data Centers, said: “In data centers in Africa, we believe that facilitating an environment where security and compliance is an integral part of everything. what we do, and not just another problem, is the key to our success. When it comes to safety, every standard and measure helps, and while there is no silver bullet, ongoing compliance checks, when performed appropriately, help to strengthen the environment and improve the safety of the installation as a whole.

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