Financial and healthcare audits in all DataBank data centers deliver the highest standards for business-ready data center environments
DALLAS, TX – January 11, 2017 – DataBank, Ltd., a leading custom data center and colocation provider based in Dallas, announced the completion of PCI-DSS RoC (Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard – Report on Compliance) and HIPAA Attestation, for all of the company’s data center locations. DataBank engages in both PCI and HIPAA along with a number of other rigorous annual audits to ensure that clientele with strict data compliance requirements are receiving the highest-level environment for their entire critical IT infrastructure.
PCI-DSS was developed in 2004 by the founding payment brands of MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and JCB International. Because of the nature of the transactions and sensitive data that resides on servers conducting financial transactions, the PCI-DSS is one of the strictest set of audit guidelines conducted in the MTDC (Multi-Tenant Data Center) industry. DataBank’s PCI-DSS RoC means that businesses processing credit card transactions through deployed servers in any one of the company’s data centers is compliant with the required security standards. The annual audit process involves an in-depth review of data center operations, logging, monitoring, intrusion detection, security procedures, and staff training. The resulting environment enables DataBank to enforce best practices and security and to augment risk management to further protect client IT assets.
DataBank offers the healthcare industry assurance through the HIPAA Security Rule Compliance requirements HIPAA/HITECH Attestation. This compliance standard, offers HIPAA audited businesses ease to deploy IT assets within DataBank data center facilities. The HIPAA Security assessment was conducted in a structured approach that can identify and evaluate the controls in place which are associated with the operations of the IT environment and the business operations environment. The assessment addressed a wide range of Administrative Safeguards, Technical Safeguards, Physical Safeguards, Policies & Procedures, as well as Documentation Requirements as they relate to DataBank’s Data Center Services.
“We offer services to a number of financial and healthcare service providers which rely on PCI and HIPAA regulations,” said Jerry Blair, SVP of Sales for DataBank. “By offering the audit and attestation, we allow current and future customers a great step-up in complying with the guidelines laid out in their audit process. This can potentially save them significant investment both financially and in manpower.”
Both DataBank’s PCI and HIPAA/HITECH examinations were performed by a full-service audit and consulting firm that specializes in integrated compliance solutions and examinations. By completing such examinations on an annual basis, DataBank is able to demonstrate substantially higher levels of assurance and operational visibility to both prospects and clientele.
“These audits provide an important validation for clientele in all our facilities,” said Kevin Ooley, CFO and EVP of DataBank. “The process provides independent confirmation that we build, maintain and operate all locations at the highest levels in the industry.”
To learn more about DataBank, the company facilities, compliance standards, and the company’s complete suite of service solutions, please visit the corporate website at www.databank.com.
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