Security Bundle Provides Products and Services Required for Payment Card Industry Compliance
SAN ANTONIO – July 7, 2008 – Rackspace® Hosting, a leading hosting services provider, today announced the release of a suite of hardware, software and professional services that helps customers achieve Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. Instead of having to assemble various pieces of a PCI solution individually, Rackspace is providing a PCI toolbox that will assist customers in becoming compliant to the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). The PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) is a comprehensive set of security requirements developed by the payment card industry and applies to all businesses that accept process or store credit card information.
Rackspace’s PCI Toolbox offers technical components customers need to help achieve compliance with PCI DSS in one simple bundle or sold individually for customers that need solutions for specific PCI compliance requirements. Building an in-house offering can be costly and frustrating, Rackspace’s PCI Toolbox makes the process simple, allowing customers to stay focused on their business.
As with all Rackspace products, the PCI Toolbox is backed by Fanatical Support® which offers 24x7x365 and access to a dedicated team of security experts. This team of experienced security professionals is available as a resource for customer security and PCI issues and stays up to date on upcoming changes and additions to the PCI compliance regulations. As the requirements change we intend to modify the Toolbox offerings accordingly, to assist customers in more easily maintaining PCI compliance year after year. The full PCI Toolbox solution includes the following components:
• Anti-virus Protection
• Customer Network Scanning Services
• File System Integrity Service
• Firewall Services
• Intrusion Detection Services
• Log Management Service
• Patch Management Services
• Physical System Security
• SSL Certificates
• VPN System Management Access
“PCI DSS is not law, but it is strictly enforced by banks through contractual penalties or sanctions. We want to make it easy and affordable for our many e-commerce customers to reach compliance with the help of this bundled security solution,” said Jeff Reich, CSO, Rackspace Hosting. “The PCI Toolbox allows customers to focus on their business.”
“Like Rackspace, our business is built around providing our customers with excellent service,” says Dan Boblit, Vice President at BigBadToyStore. “Rackspace has removed another burden for us with its suite of PCI Compliance tools. Now, not only do we rely on Rackspace for hardware support, but PCI support as well, giving us the ability to provide our customers with the best and most up-to-date credit card processing options.”
For more information on Rackspace’s PCI Compliance Toolbox, please visit .
About Rackspace Hosting
Rackspace Hosting delivers hosted IT systems and computing to businesses of all sizes. Customers choose Rackspace for its hosting specialization and expertise, backed by the company’s award-winning Fanatical Support®. Customers can receive benefits such as higher quality, lower cost and better performance from Rackspace’s vast knowledge of industry best-practices. Because Rackspace removes the burden of IT systems maintenance and management, customers can focus on key areas that differentiate their business. Rackspace’s portfolio of hosted services includes managed hosting (www.rackspace.com), email hosting (www.mailtrust.com) and cloud hosting (www.mosso.com). Rackspace is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best companies to work for, ranking number 32 on the 2008 list. For more information on Rackspace Hosting please visit www.rackspace.com or call 800-961-2888.