Frankfurt, May 20, 2019 – e-shelter, Europe’s leading data center provider and a subsidiary of NTT Communications, announced today that on March 1, 2019, the joint PCI DSS certification project between e-shelter services GmbH and usd AG was completed successfully. With this result, e-shelter provides its customers with a verifiably secure environment for credit card data.
The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a binding and globally recognized security standard for the handling of credit card data. Merchants and service providers who store, transmit or process card data must provide annual proof of compliance with its strict security requirements. Sebastian Einicke, Internal Controls and Business Continuity Manager and Dr. Dietmar Otten, Director Governance, both at e-shelter, accepted the official PCI DSS certificate in March from Jan Kemper, PCI Lead Assessor of usd AG.
“Data centers play a decisive role in fulfilling business-critical tasks for companies today,” said Einicke. “That’s why we place so much emphasis on providing our customers with an environment for their data that is not only highly available but also secure. Our PCI DSS certification makes it much easier for our customers to obtain their own certification. This saves them time and money without sacrificing data security. We would like to thank usd AG for their competent advice and friendly cooperation.”
Kemper also draws an extremely positive balance from the joint certification project: “The different e-shelter locations may vary greatly in size and number of customers. Nevertheless, the processes are harmonized in such a way that they always create a consistent picture, even with different local contacts. This is not an easy task, and it requires a lot of effort from all parties involved to maintain this level. All the more reason for me to be pleased that e-shelter has mastered this challenge so successfully”.
e-shelter is one of the leading data center operators in Europe providing highly secure environments for housing and connectivity of IT and network systems. With a presence in the key city-markets in Europe, e-shelter leverages more than 400 MVA of power capacity to deliver scalable data center solutions.
As a subsidiary of NTT Communications, e-shelter is part of a global network of data centers covering 20+ countries and over 400,000 sqm of data center space. Among e-shelter’s clients are financial services companies, telecom operators, public sector, IT service and outsourcing providers as well as cloud service providers.
In addition to e-shelter, the companies Arkadin, Dimension Data, itelligence, NTT Communications, NTT DATA and NTT Security are part of the NTT Group. You can find further information on the global NTT Group at www.ntt-global.com.