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Africa Data Centres becomes first neutral data centre in Nairobi to be PCI DSS compliant

Africa Data Centres becomes first neutral data centre in Nairobi to be PCI DSS compliant

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Africa Data Centres Nairobi (formally known as East Africa Data Centre) has announced that it is officially Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant.

The company is now the first neutral data centre to be certified PCI DSS in Nairobi, and this, together with Uptime Institute Tier III and ISO 27001 certification, is an industry-first edge in East Africa.

“Our Nairobi Africa Data Centre facility now meets all of the necessary security requirements prescribed by the PCI DSS,” said Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres.

“This means that over and above the access controls for our actual facility, we are PCI compliant and able to offer our customers trusted and secure support for all credit card transactions processed online.”

Dan Kwach, General Manager East Africa for Africa Data Centres added: “At Africa Data Centres, we believe that facilitating an environment where security and compliance are integral to everything we do, and not simply another hassle, is key to our success.

“When it comes to security, every standard and measure helps, and while there is no silver bullet, ongoing compliance checks when done appropriately help to harden the environment and improve the security posture of the facility. This is the cherry on the top for us, as we are already ISO 27001 certified, and conduct regular surveillance audits to ensure we remain compliant.”

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