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PCI Hosting Solutions

If your company requires PCI-DSS compliance (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), Atlantic.Net's managed security and compliance hosting services coupled with our award-winning Cloud Platform will provide you and your team the easy button to help achieve and exceed your credit card industry PCI compliance requirements! With our expanded network capacity and hardened PCI-compliant data centers, your business will be able to achieve the uptime and cyber-security requirements for PCI compliance. You can meet your customers' needs and accept online payments while maintaining PCI compliance and reducing your overall cost. Gain the competitive advantage you need with ease with our PCI-Compliant Hosting and bring focus to your core business.

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Atlantic.Net PCI Hosting Features:

  • Managed Firewall
  • Fully Encrypted Backups
  • SOC 2, SOC 3, and HIPAA Audited
  • User and Point to Point Encrypted VPN
  • Managed Intrusion Prevention System
  • ACP OnSite and Offsite Backup and Replication
  • WAF, CDN, and DDoS protection via Network Edge Protection
  • Disk Encryption (standard) for all Cloud Hosts and VMs
  • Managed Firewall
  • Fully Encrypted Backups
  • SOC 2, SOC 3, and HIPAA Audited
  • User and Point to Point Encrypted VPN
  • Managed Intrusion Prevention System
  • ACP OnSite and Offsite Backup and Replication
  • WAF, CDN, and DDoS protection via Network Edge Protection
  • Disk Encryption (standard) for all Cloud Hosts and VMs

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PCI-Compliant Web Hosting Plans

If your business accepts credit card payments and requires PCI compliance online, we’ve got you covered with our PCI-compliant hosting. You can focus on running your business knowing your PCI-compliant servers are securely and properly handling your customers’ sensitive credit card information when processing credit card payments in a secure environment on your website or app. All Atlantic.Net PCI-compliant hosting packages listed below have been specially designed to provide more for less and help businesses achieve PCI compliance affordably.

Plan Name PCI Cloud I PCI Cloud II PCI Cloud III PCI Dedicated I PCI Dedicated I PCI Dedicated III
Server Type Cloud Cloud Cloud Dedicated - SATA Dedicated - NVMe Dedicated - NVMe
Processor 4 vCPUs 12 vCPUs 20 vCPUs 12 vCPUs 40 vCPUs 64 Cores
Memory 16 GB 64 GB 128 GB 64 GB 256 GB 1536 GB
Storage 100 GB 500 GB 1000 GB 480 GB 4800 GB 19200 GB
Data Transfer 10 TB 10 TB 10 TB 10 TB 10 TB 10 TB
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Network Security Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
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Onsite Daily Backups Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark Check mark
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Monthly Cost $416.89 $594.24 $823.43 $717.62 $2,061.62 $6,872.62

The one-month free offer for our PCI-compliant hosting service is only valid with a minimum of a one-year agreement and cannot be used without an agreement. The offer is only valid in the Orlando data center and does not apply to Bare-metal servers and dedicated server hosting plans.

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Network Edge Protection CDN/WAF

*Pricing based on 36 month term

*cPanel licensing cost starts at $21 per month

*All plans are available in every location for Managed Server clients.

*Anti-Malware, Network Security, and System Security with Trend Micro Deep Security Suite

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Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting

Atlantic.Net provides secure PCI-Compliant Web Hosting Service in our agile virtual environment, supporting a variety of e-commerce platforms. Our storage, memory, and compute-optimized platform will boost the performance of your online applications and network connectivity, while 100% uptime will ensure your online retail store remains live, searchable, and relevant, building customer trust. The benefit in hosting your PCI-compliant application virtually is that it is fast and easy to adjust your storage needs depending on traffic and usage, keeping your investment budget-friendly.

Dedicated Hosting

Dedicated Hosting

Boosting and supporting high traffic websites and high activity grids is our specialty. The robustness, high security, and meeting of the strictest compliance standards of our Dedicated Hosting environment ensure your data will remain safeguarded and its transfer seamless. Designed to handle massive amounts of data at lightening speeds, our PCI-compliant servers feature enterprise-grade solid state drives. Our extensive networks are backed by redundant high-speed connections ensuring you’re always online. To maximize your investment, we offer a plethora of plans to fit any business website, small or large, with the aim to elevate its online retailing.

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Compliant Hosting

Our data centers were built to fulfill the strictest requirements, eliminating regulations concerns. Our data centers are routinely inspected. We are SOC 2 TYPE II and SOC 3 TYPE II certified to ensure that we are up to the exacting standards to secure the most sensitive data. Leave the monitoring of changes to your PCI-compliant hosting provider, Atlantic.Net, as you focus on growing your business.

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PCI Hosting Requirements:
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PCI Compliance is all about protecting financial data, and specifically, the way that merchants process card payments, transmit payment data, and how they digitally store transaction records. The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council is an alliance of major credit card companies in charge of the standards required to meet this requirement. Its purpose is to create and maintain a security standard known as the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) which each merchant must abide by.

PCI DSS is a global program that businesses and organizations around the world must uphold if they want to accept payment cards, such as credit cards or debit cards. PCI compliance is critical for many businesses, so we have created a list of the principal PCI-compliant requirementsthat every PCI DSS-compliant web host should meet.

If you are just starting your journey into PCI-Compliance, remember that Atlantic.Net is standing ready with PCI-compliant web hosting to help you achieve these goals and meet PCI security standards. We have over 30 years of technology experience and we specialize in compliance solutions.

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How do I protect the network for PCI compliance?

Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data

The firewall is the front door to a network that must be adequately protected from internal or externally routed traffic over trusted and untrusted networks. All layers of the network are in scope, such as the open internet, VPN connectivity, wireless networking, and corporate networks.
The network security design must be documented and amendments must be managed by change control in dev, test, and production configurations. Importantly, the flow of card data around the network must be known and documented. Other key areas to consider are the roles and responsibilities must be defined in terms of who will manage the network (typically a network engineering team), all unused switch ports must be down and closed, all undefined traffic must be denied by default, and any discovered vulnerabilities in the network hardware must be patched.

How can Atlantic.Net help? Thanks to the robust training provided to our employees for our HIPAA-ready hosting services, all Atlantic.Net employees are already trained to PCI standards for a PCI-compliant hosting provider. We maintain multiple processes to provide the best protection, such as a risk assessment and monitoring user access to payment data.

Change The Default Configurations
Change The Default Configurations

How do I change the default configurations to meet PCI-DSS standards?

Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters

It is very easy for a malicious user to compromise a system if the vendor passwords have not been amended from their defaults. Default passwords are documented all over the Internet, so it is recommended to disable the accounts and create unique accounts. Any wireless network must be protected with strong encryption (minimum WPA2) and complex passwords.
PCI-DSS also requires configuration standards being met for server builds to include security and server hardening to close off security vulnerabilities, operating system patching, application updates, and more. You must also only have one primary function per server; a single server must not do every task required by the business. Often front-end, DMZ, mid-tier, and backend services are divided to create a secured hierarchy, and the technical teams must be aware of the security policies put in place to protect these systems.

How can Atlantic.Net help?
All our systems are already hardened to provide the best level of security and compliance. If you use our Managed Services you will automatically inherit this best practice from our audited environment. Our support teams and consultancy services can advise on patching schedules, security best practices, and more.

Protect Stored Cardholder Data
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How do I protect stored cardholder data?

Credit card data should only be stored when necessary. If your organization does store permanent account numbers, or PANs (in this case payment card numbers), they should be encrypted. When displayed, the PAN should be masked and truncated; one-way hash functions based on strong cryptography can be used to render cardholder data unreadable.
The storage of full-track data, PINs and validation codes is prohibited, and there are strict rules on data retention - Remember, if you don't need it, don't store it!

How can Atlantic.Net help? Atlantic.Net systems use AES encryption as standard, and our teams are highly trained in security best practices when handling sensitive data, as with PCI-compliant web hosting. All employees are vetted before employment and we conduct regular training for the team. Ask about our SOC audits as well! They are a critical part of PCI-DSS.

Cure Cardholder Data Transmission
Cure Cardholder Data Transmission

How do I secure cardholder data transmission?

Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks

When you accept credit card payments for secure processing on your company's web server or share cardholder data across networks, sensitive data must be encrypted during transmission over the Internet, WiFi, private networks, and site-to-site connections. All websites must be secured with TLS (HTTPS), and there are strict rules on how PAN data can be transmitted. Always ensure this is done in a secure environment; never transmit over email, SMS, or mobile apps, as this data is easily intercepted and should be routinely monitored.

How can Atlantic.Net help?
We can provide secure point-to-point VPN connectivity into our data centers, and our managed services teams can assist with key management and website certificates.

Meet PCI DSS Vulnerability Protection
Meet PCI DSS Vulnerability Protection

How do I meet PCI-DSS vulnerability protection requirements?

Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

Vulnerability scanning will identify all the known vulnerabilities affecting the infrastructure. This landscape rapidly changes, and it is important to stay one step ahead. The majority of vulnerabilities have already been identified by the manufacturers and patches are available rapidly.
Any custom applications must be built to PCI DSS compliance standards regarding access to and encryption of source code. Never hardcode security information into source code, and never publish to public repos like GitHub. Databases require special attention to prevent Buffer Overflow and SQL injection weaknesses.

How can Atlantic.Net help?
We already invest heavily in threat reduction and are continuously monitoring our platforms for weaknesses. Our teams manage the security of the Cloud Infrastructure and our managed services teams are available to advise on patching schedules and system maintenance.

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Access To Cardholder

Should access to cardholder data be restricted?

Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know

Employee roles and business need-to-know should guide the development of access controls so that unauthorized use does not occur. The basic idea of need-to-know is that you only give the extent of privileges and amount of data to a user that is necessary to conduct their tasks. Zero Trust should be integrated into your access control system, as indicated by the PCI Council’s instructions to “‘deny all’ unless specifically allowed.”

How can Atlantic.Net help?
Our PCI-compliant hosting consultancy team can help assign the least privileges to employees and introduce technical safeguards to restrict access to cardholder data. All Atlantic.Net employees who have access to these systems are trained on the security requirements of PCI-DSS.

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How can I know who is accessing my systems?

Identify and authenticate access to system components

To meet PCI compliance standards, you need to know who is doing what within the system and you want all activities to be easily trackable so that you can monitor and verify. Do not give anyone access to critical systems or data unless you have first given them a unique user ID. A password, passphrase, or multi-factor authentication (MFA) should be standard. MFA should be used for remote access. Virtual private networks, tokenization, or authentication, and dial-in should be implemented for remote use.

How can Atlantic.Net help?
Our managed services teams can process and create users and computers to meet the required security parameters and enforce the correct password policy and key rotation requirements. We can configure automated alerts to identify when user accounts are not used on X days. In addition to our PCI-Compliant Hosting services, we also offer a managed Multi-Factor Authentication service.

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How secure are the Atlantic.Net data centers?

Restrict physical access to cardholder data

Data is, of course, stored on real systems, and any access to physical systems presents the opportunity for theft. To achieve PCI-compliant hosting requirements, the provider’s data center should restrict physical access. Facility entry controls should be used. Before any outsider enters a space in which cardholder data is present or is being processed, they should receive a physical token that they give back before departure.

How can Atlantic.Net help?
In our multiple data center locations, security is paramount. We employ a permanent security presence, and our buildings are protected by CCTV, door access controls, and access control lists. Only authorized users are allowed in the data center and all cabinets are locked. All unused network ports are closed throughout the data center and strict visitor controls are in place.

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Is it possible to monitor all activity for PCI-DSS?

Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data

Being able to track exactly what a given user is doing by logging all steps they take allows you to perform vulnerability management and forensics in an organized fashion. Logs allow you to analyze something much more specifically and efficiently so that if any issues arise, you can understand how hacking or other improper use occurs. To meet PCI standards, you want automated audit trails in place so that you can review any activities.

How can Atlantic.Net help?
Atlantic.Net maintains detailed audit logs of all access on our systems. We use machine learning to predict unexpected access, and alerts are automatically generated to our support personnel.

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Who is responsible for pen-testing?

Regularly test security systems and processes

Security gaps are often revealed through hacking. Testing security protocols, hardware, and software will keep you secure long-term. Check to see what wireless devices are being used with a wireless analyzer at least quarterly. Alternatively, use a wireless intrusion prevention service (IPS). Network vulnerability scans should be performed once each quarter and also following major adjustments within the network. Perform penetration testing annually at a minimum.

How can Atlantic.Net help?
We perform quarterly vulnerability scanning for our PCI-compliant hosting customers, and identified threats are responded to quickly and under change control. Annual penetration tests are conducted to test our infrastructure is in the best shape possible for our clients.

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Who needs to understand the rules of PCI compliance? My staff, or just my PCI-compliant hosting provider?

Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personnel

Beyond PCI-compliant server requirements, you also need personnel interacting with the systems to be well-equipped. Everyone on staff should know their PCI compliance responsibilities for safeguarding sensitive data. Create, update, and distribute a PCI compliance information security policy that lets your employees know about PCI DSS rules. For internal environments, create usage policies to shape expectations for employees and contractors.

How can Atlantic.Net help?
All Atlantic.Net employees are trained to PCI standards for a PCI-compliant hosting provider. We maintain multiple processes to provide the best protection, such as a risk assessment, monitoring user access to Payment Data

Get Help with PCI Compliance

Atlantic.Net stands ready to help you attain fast compliance with a range of certifications, such as SOC 2 and SOC 3, HIPAA, and HITECH, all with 24x7x365 support, monitoring, and world-class data center infrastructure. For faster application deployment, free IT architecture design, and assessment, call 888-618-DATA (3282), or email us at [email protected].

The one-month free offer is only valid with a minimum of a one-year agreement and cannot be used without an agreement. The offer is only valid in the Orlando data center and does not apply to Bare-metal servers and dedicated server hosting plans.


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