Rackspace Enhances Security with PCI Accreditation

London,UK - 13 August, 2009 - Rackspace® Hosting, the world's leader in hosting, today announces it is Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliant, meeting a comprehensive set of security requirements designed to protect cardholder information. PCI DSS certification as a Level 1 Service Provider reinforces Rackspace's ability to provide secure services to its customers, particularly in the E-Commerce sector, where the need to protect cardholder information is critical. Rackspace can now provide a more comprehensive set of products and services, which can help enable a customer to better meet their compliance requirements. The Rackspace PCI service is backed by Rackspace's Fanatical Support® which offers 24x7x365 support. The scope of Rackspace's PCI service provider accreditation covers the following: Physical security for UK and US data centres US and UK offices Network infrastructure (routers and switches) Employee access to network devices Francis Ofungwu, Manager of Security Strategy, Rackspace Hosting comments: "As more transactions move online, the need to protect cardholder information is even more critical. By becoming PCI compliant we can help take some of the strain of off our customers and help them to focus on growing their business."