Security is crucial to all businesses today. Here at catalyst2 we are ISO27001 certified and have an offering called Data Guard which is included in all our managed servers.

We also offer PCI Compliance Scans. These are available at the cost of £199 + VAT.

What is PCI DSS?

Founded in September 2006, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a series of security requirements ensuring the safety and protection of credit card information across all applicable organisations. If a company partakes in the storage, acceptance, transmitting or processing of credit card information, the PCI DSS is in place to maintain a secure environment in which this is accomplished. With the rise of the PCI, major card brands – including American Express, Visa, MasterCard – saw it vital that an independent body be implemented to safeguard the transaction and payment process within companies. Now, all companies handling cardholder data must have PCI compliance, meaning their security standards are deemed suitable in accordance with the PCI DSS. Failure to comply with the current standards may result in substantial fines, increased transaction fees or complete termination from the bank.

If you wish to view the current PCI DSS, documents can be found on the PCI Security Standards Council website.

Why catalyst2’s PCI compliant servers/solutions are crucial for any business

In our growing digital economy, businesses have endless opportunities for trade, expansion and success. However, in such a climate, cybercriminals are also more capable to steal from your achievements. As their technology has evolved, many businesses have sadly become victim to viruses and hacks that have crippled them financially and corrupted a once good reputation. At catalyst2, we value the data of our clients and our client’s customers just as much as our own. This is why we have designed the most advanced dedicated servers whose security and efficiency far exceed any form of hacking technology. Being PCI compliant and ISO 27001 / 9001 Certified is just a mere reflection of the quality of service we provide to ensure that all cardholder data is protected at the highest possible level. This includes, but is not limited to:

Full firewalling of your server

Our advanced army of firewalls are in place to manage and control exactly who may, or may not, access your server. An effective firewall is pivotal in preventing malicious network traffic that could infiltrate and corrupt/steal your data. With the ability to adapt these specifications yourself, along with the daily updates to the firewalls, you may rest easy knowing the cardholder data on your server is immensely fortified.

Automated security scanning/patching

Your server is governed by constant and detailed scanning through our system, searching for any sign of an issue or potential threat. If one is found, we also provide managed automated patching that can effectively resolve any critical vulnerabilities in your server. This way, you have someone watching over your precious cardholder data every minute, ready to resolve any issues that may arise, thus leaving you burdenless.

Infrastructure security

Located in one of the UK’s premier hosting facilities in London, our catalyst2 hosting infrastructure is maintained with optimal security, involving round the clock manned protection, CCTV operation, and strict personnel access. This compound guarantees your cardholder data is untouchable both digitally and physically. We have put every security measure in place to ensure your data is secure.

How can I obtain a PCI compliant solution/server?

Call us on 0800 107 7979, to speak to our amazing team who will most definitely help you with any queries you may have about joining our organisation, and provide you with the simplest and most effortless way to obtain your very own PCI complaint, security guaranteed, and efficiency ensured dedicated server. At catalyst2, endless security and satisfaction for your growing business is just one call away!