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Managed Hosting Provider recognised as PCI approved supplier by MasterCard and Visa

ForLinux, a managed hosting provider based in the East Midlands, is delighted to have achieved Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance and to be registered as an approved supplier by both MasterCard and Visa.

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PRLog (Press Release) - May 19, 2011 - ForLinux, a managed hosting provider based in the East Midlands, is delighted to have achieved Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance and to be registered as an approved supplier by both MasterCard and Visa. Having undergone a comprehensive and stringent assessment process that checked all aspects of the company's hosting environment for compliance, ForLinux is now able to offer its clients a complete PCI compliant hosting solution that covers all 12 elements of the security standard.  

PCI DSS is the global security standard set by the Payment Card Security Council.  The standard applies to all organisations, regardless of size, that store, process or transmit card holder information.  According to the Payment Card Security Council, more than 234 million sensitive information records have been breached globally since January 2005.  Failure to comply and subsequent data breaches can have a serious and long term impact on businesses, both financially and through damage to brand reputation.

Working closely with Foregenix, digital forensics and incident response specialists, ForLinux has addressed all aspects of its infrastructure and internal processes to ensure that all its systems comply with the requirements set by PCI DSS Council.  This has enabled ForLinux to bring a managed hosting solution to market that provides Retailers and other On-line businesses with a secure and viable alternative to third party payment gateways, which are not economically viable once businesses are trading above a certain monetary threshold.

“Recent events across the globe have once again highlighted the dangers of failing to adequately secure sensitive customer data” says Steve Nice, Technical Director at ForLinux. “PCI DSS is a comprehensive and stringent standard and we wanted to bring a hosting product to market that would simplify the compliance process for our customers. At ForLinux, we will work with you to build a solution that is compliant and secure, leaving you free from time-consuming and costly audit responsibilities and able to focus on growing your core business.
If you would like more information on achieving and maintaining PCI compliance within your business, please contact us for free, no obligation advice.”

About ForLinux Ltd: ForLinux is a managed hosting provider based in the East Midlands, specialising in hosting and support services for Linux and Open Source software.  Established in 2001, ForLinux is the longest established Linux web solution specialist in the UK, offering its clients unrivalled technical support.  
ForLinux has been awarded three international accreditations over the past 12 months, including the ISO 27001,  Information Security Standard and the ISO 20000-1, the Information Technology Service Management Standard. The company has built its reputation on the exceptional levels of technical expertise and customer service delivered to its clients.  
Further details on ForLinux and its services can be found at www.forlinux.co.uk

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Phone:0845 4210 444
Zip:NG24 2TN
City/Town:Newark - Nottinghamshire - United Kingdom
Industry:Internet, Open source, Technology
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