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Phoenix NAP Receives PCI DSS Validation
Apr 23, 2010 (01:04 PM EDT)

PHOENIX, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix NAP®, a next generation datacenter and network access point, announced today it is a PCI DSS validated services provider, following successful completion of an independent audit performed by Coalfire Systems, Inc., a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

Clients of the datacenter can now leverage Phoenix NAP's many physical security systems to protect their data and equipment, while meeting a portion of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

A widely accepted set of both physical and electronic security mandates designed to protect cardholder data and online consumer transactions, PCI DSS requires any business that accepts, stores, or transmits credit card payments or electronic funds to be in compliance.

"One result of the increasingly data-driven business climate is an uptick in consumer protection measures. The recognition of our datacenter as a PCI DSS validated services provider can help clients meet the physical security portion of their PCI audits, and also help them meet portions of other industry-specific regulations such as SOX, HIPAA, or GLBA," said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP.  

A number of physical and procedural security systems of Phoenix NAP were acknowledged and validated in the compliance report, including the datacenter's two mantraps, visitor sign-in process, and the several access control measures in place throughout the facility.

"The PCI validation notwithstanding, a major operational focus for us is our overall facility security. The systems we have in place ensure we have accountability for everyone in our datacenter at all times," said McClarty.

Phoenix NAP is listed on the Global List of PCI DSS Validated Service Providers, and is also a SAS 70 Type I certified facility.

About Phoenix NAP

Phoenix NAP, LLC ( is a privately held organization of operational, networking and management professionals that have worked in the datacenter and IT fields since the early 1990s. The company employs a unique approach to providing flexible datacenter solutions that are tailored to meet the differing needs of small businesses and large enterprises. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About Coalfire Systems

Coalfire Systems, Inc. is a leading IT audit and compliance firm that provides IT audit, security, and compliance management solutions throughout North America. Services include compliance assessments, penetration testing, application code reviews and certifications. Customers are in the retail, financial services, government, healthcare, education, legal, and public utilities industries. Coalfire's solutions are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation including PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, NERC CIP, SOX, and FISMA. Coalfire is a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) that conducts over 1,000 IT audits and assessments annually. For more information, visit

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