Visa Validates Atlantech Online Ecommerce Security
Atlantech Online is validated as CISP and PCI Compliant
Silver Spring, MD - July 12, 2006 - Atlantech Online, Inc., Washington, D.C.’s, Northern Virginia’s and Baltimore, MD’s leading regional Telephone and Internet Service Provider today announced it has been independently validated as compliant with the Visa Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
CISP establishes a set of twelve industry-wide requirements designed to protect sensitive information from being compromised. These requirements, which also include numerous sub-requirements, are directed at all businesses that store, process, or transmit cardholder information. The announcement demonstrates Atlantech Online’s commitment to protecting the confidentiality and integrity of credit card and personal data of cardholders that make purchases from merchants using Atlantech Online data center and web hosting systems.
"Since a large portion of our business is hosting merchant websites, we are interested in any industry program that helps to insure the protection of that data for our customers," stated H.F. Chou, Chief Technology Officer of Atlantech Online. "Security is an ongoing process. It’s not simply something that you can address once and be done with. It requires constant, vigilant effort to ensure that you remain ahead of those that might try to access or interfere with sensitive data. That’s why it was such a key focus of our entire organization that we receive validation of our compliance with the CISP requirements and why we are so proud to have our official notification from Visa."
To meet Visa’s rigorous CISP compliance guidelines, Atlantech Online employed an independent, Visa-qualified auditor to perform a thorough inspection of Atlantech Online’s Internet services infrastructure. The process included an intensive review of how sensitive information is classified, accessed, and stored, an analysis of network and system architecture, a complete assessment of IT policies and procedures, an on-site inspection of physical data center facilities, employee interviews and more.
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"Dealing with regulatory requirements can be a significant drain on our customers’ resources. Maintaining compliance with Visa’s CISP guidelines, as well as those of MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, can cost significant money" stated Ed Fineran, President of Atlantech Online. "Now that we have been shown to be CISP compliant, we can assist our customers with their own security processes so that they can reach CISP compliance at a reduced cost and in a much reduced time frame. By utilizing our services and following our best practices, our customers can ensure the security and compliance of the data they process. Atlantech Online’s certification can save our customer’s a significant amount of time, resources and headaches."
About Atlantech Online, Inc.
Atlantech Online is a business-to-business Telephone and Internet Service Provider. The company provides telephone service, Internet connectivity services (T1, DS3, Fiber, and DSL), website hosting, dedicated and managed server hosting and collocation services. Information about Atlantech Online, Inc. can be found atwww.atlantech.net or by contacting the company directly at 800-265-1612.
Atlantech Online, Inc.