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PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider

PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider

Blue Chip are a PCI DSS level 1 Service Provider for the provision of managed hosting services and have been certified against version 3.0 of the standard. To achieve this, Blue Chip have been certified by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) against all 12 high level requirements and are therefore able to offer a full range of PCI Compliant managed service options to customers.

For those companies who process payment card transactions, PCI compliance is a requirement, however all of Blue Chip’s Data Centre customers benefit from the added security and governance of a PCI compliant facility. From regular monitoring and testing of networks to implementing strong access control measures, Blue Chip’s Data Centre is now independently certified as meeting the highest standards of security.

The 12 high level requirements that form v3.0 of this standard are as follows;

Build and Maintain a Secure Network and Systems

  1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
  2. Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters

Protect Cardholder Data

  1. Protect stored cardholder data
  2. Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks

Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

  1. Protect all systems against malware and regularly update anti-virus software or programs
  2. Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

Implement Strong Access Control Measures

  1. Restrict access to cardholder data by business need to know
  2. Identify and authenticate access to system components
  3. Restrict physical access to cardholder data

Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

  1. Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
  2. Regularly test security systems and processes

Maintain an Information Security Policy

  1. Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personnel

Blue Chip are also registered as a Merchant Agent with Visa Europe, details of our listing can be found at www.visamerchantagentslist.com

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