International Hosting Provider WorldStream Achieves PCI DSS Certification
With more than 15,000 dedicated servers installed in its company-owned data centers in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, WorldStream serves customers globally with clients including cloud service providers (CSPs), broadcasters, systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs), Software-as-
"The IT audit firm has checked and validated all relevant PCI DSS related processes within the WorldStream organization as well as the management and operating controls that are in place," said Lennert Vollebregt, CEO and co-owner of WorldStream. "Complying with the PCI DSS directives is important for us, as WorldStream is serving quite some merchants and also managed hosting providers with webshop operators among their clients. The fact that WorldStream fully meets the rigorous PCI DSS requirements gives our ecommerce customers piece of mind with regard to the secure handling and storing of credit card information and payment data."
Global Network: 10Gbps
The PCI DSS certificate validates WorldStream's physical security measures in their offices and two company-owned data centers in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. Next to that it also validates WorldStream's documentation of organizational processes and IT system management for example, as well as the way the company manages its suppliers and guaranteeing its business continuity. To learn more about all 12 primary requirements mandated by the PCI DSS standard, visit: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/
WorldStream's global network backbone with ample bandwidth available, currently more than 10Gbps, is working like a magnet on ecommerce hosting customers and managed service providers (MSPs) dealing with ecommerce hosting clients, stated the WorldStream CEO. "Online merchants normally have demanding requirements when it comes to their ecommerce hosting environments,"
The announcement follows the news of WorldStream revealing its plans to further build-out its flagship data center in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. Within the course of a year WorldStream will be doubling its facility capacity from 268 data center racks to 536 racks at this location. To support ecommerce hosting customers and other demanding clients with maximum uptime guarantees, WorldStream has chosen a highly redundant and energy-efficient design for its data center with an N+2 setup. The expanded facility will also be equipped with a fully modular UPS system to facilitate hot-swappable maintenance and avoiding any downtime.
This 2nd phase expansion in WorldStream's flagship data center allows the hosting company to further grow its dedicated server capacity in its data centers to 20,000 servers, but WorldStream is already eying another greenfield data center build nearby.
Founded in 2006, WorldStream is headquartered in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. With currently more than 15,000 dedicated servers (https://www.worldstream.nl/
WorldStream owns a global network with a total capacity of currently 10Tbit/s, with a maximum network utilization of 50 percent to provide customers with high-scalability options and the ability to easily mitigate the impact of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. WorldStream servers are housed in data centers of WorldStream's sister company Greenhouse Datacenters, who operates two highly energy-efficient data centers in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands.
To learn about WorldStream, visit https://www.worldstream.nl/
About Noordbeek IT Audit, Compliance & Advisory
Noordbeek B.V. was founded in 2006 by Prof. Dr. Ir. Ronald Paans, Professor of Postgraduate IT Audit training at the VU University in Amsterdam. Noordbeek is an IT audit and consulting firm specializing in certification programs and handling of complex IT-related issues. Offerings range from certifications in the field of PCI DSS, ISO 27001, ISAE 3402, COBIT 5.0 to consultancy projects such as improving the connection of IT to business processes and making the cooperation between service provider and customer more effective.
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