LONDON – 10 January 2013 – Six Degrees, a provider of integrated managed data services, today announces that following an official audit its datacentres and security systems are now fully compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

The confirmation of PCI DSS compliance complements Six Degrees’ ISO27001: 2005 certification for information security, which emphasises Six Degrees’ commitment to protecting and securing clients’ data.

This is a set of comprehensive standards for ensuring the security of financial payment data that was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council including Visa Inc., American Express and MasterCard Worldwide. As a result of this certification, Six Degrees is now on the approved global Visa Merchant register.

Mike Ing, group business operations director of Six Degrees, stated: “These standards globally govern all organisations that store, process or transmit cardholder data. Achieving this compliance provides our customers and prospects with the reassurance that Six Degrees is committed to the security and confidentiality of sensitive data by meeting the physical security requirements of the PCI standard.”

From customers to merchants and financial institutions, the security of cardholder data affects everybody. Your cost of compliance could decrease significantly using our infrastructure, as our data centres are audited to this standard as standard.

Our compliance experts are also industry experts, and will guide you through the entire audit process, and work most efficiently with PCI compliance QSAs to achieve your Report on Compliance (ROC), without disrupting the business.