Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd, the vendor neutral data centre and interconnection hub of Africa, has today announced that it has achieved International Standard on Assurance Engagements ISAE 3402 Type 1 attestation for the trust principles of security and availability. These new credentials supplement Teraco’s existing PCI DSS certification for physical security across the Teraco data centres in South Africa.
Assessed by independent auditors, the ISAE certifications demonstrate Teraco’s commitment to the highest standards of operational excellence for its 570+ clients. Helen Kruger, Head of Operations, Teraco: “For those clients that are compliance sensitive, such as financial services, healthcare and publicly traded enterprises, having ISAE 3402 attestation, PCI-DSS and ISO 27001 certifications, validates security and availability controls. These are internationally recognised standards that reports on the operational controls supporting the data centre services that Teraco provides to clients.”
The PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a comprehensive set of standards that requires any service provider that stores, processes or transmits customer payment card data to adhere to strict information security controls and processes. As a provider of colocation services to such service providers, Teraco has proactively met this requirement in support of the PCI compliance needs of its clients.
In addition to the above certifications, Teraco is also ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified.