Bahrain’s Batelco achieves international data security certification

Batelco’s three data centers have received the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.2.1, the most recent worldwide accreditation in data security. ValueMentor, a renowned provider of risk and compliance services, assessed Batelco’s PCI compliance.

The PCI DSS is a well-established information security standard that applies to every company that processes, transmits, or stores credit card data. Visa, MasterCard, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, and American Express created the security standards in 2004. The purpose of the compliance system is to protect credit and debit card transactions against data theft and fraud.

Global and national industry authorities require companies that store, handle, or transmit credit card data, particularly in the banking and financial sector, to adhere to the international security standard to ensure maximum security. As a result, PCI-compliant data centers are an important consideration for businesses when choosing co-location facilities.

According to Batelco, this guarantees that its clients benefit directly from automated compliance with regulatory data security standards such as stringent physical data access protocols, frequent testing of security systems and processes, and adherence to information security policies.