Verizon's on-demand CaaS service passes PCI compliance audit

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) growing cloud service portfolio cleared another important, but necessary hurdle in completing a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard audit.

Last year, Verizon's Computing as a Service (CaaS) offering, which is delivered via its cloud centers in the U.S. and Europe, completed a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) audit for storing, processing and transmitting credit card information.

Getting this certification was not exactly easy in that the CaaS' physical and virtual network infrastructure had to undergo a third-party examination of policies, procedures and technical systems, as well as an on-site assessment and systemwide vulnerability scan.

Similar to its recent completion of SAS 70 Type II examination, achieving Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliance reflects Verizon's move to ensure that the cloud not only provides greater convenience, but that applications won't be compromised by a growing raft of security threats under a well known payment-card security standard.

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