MainOne’s premier Tier III Data Center, MDX-I, has become the first Tier III Data Center operator in Nigeria to achieve both Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and ISO 27001:2013 certifications. The PCI DSS certifications ensure the Data Center’s compliance to globally accepted standards on Customer Data Security as well as commitment towards the security and protection of the company’s information assets.
MainOne’s Data Center was certified following a comprehensive ISO27001 audit carried out by British Standard Institution (BSI) group, a business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. The PCI DSS assessment was conducted by Digital Jewels Limited, a PCI DSSQSA and an Information Value Chain Company which also provided end-to-end support in preparing the Data Centre for certification to both standards.
The PCI DSS audits measured the facilities at the Data Center according to several strict criteria including physical access controls as well as information security policies, procedures and infrastructure. Funke Opeke, chief executive officer, noted that the ISO 27001 and PCI DSScertifications consolidates the company’s investment in critical infrastructure and processes to grow West Africa’s Digital Economy.
“We are delighted to be the first commercial Tier III Data Center in Nigeria to assure our customers of both PCI DSS and ISO 27001:2013 certifications. We have continued to see an increase in the number of payment card operators, and many of these are our customers. Our ability to ensure security of their customer data is attested to by these PCI DSS certifications and ensures we provide an equivalent level of security as the best in-house bank data centers”, she said.