GigaCloud became the first Ukrainian cloud operator to receive a certificate of compliance with the PCI DSS information security standard. The GigaCenter data center, which together with GigaCloud is part of the GIGAGROUP group of companies, has also been certified according to this standard.
Money on a bank card is the most desirable target for cyberattacks all around the world. To ensure the protection of confidential customer data, companies must comply with the PCI DSS standard developed by leading international payment systems. It sets strict and precise requirements for the security of IT infrastructure components and the integrity of the payment system.
“There are tens of thousands of organizations in Ukraine that directly interact with customer payment card data,” says Anton Khvastunov, co-owner of GigaCloud and business development director of GIGAGROUP. – “Independent certification under the PCI DSS standard can take them several years. If the company is located in a cloud or data center with PCI DSS, the audit period and the cost of providing the appropriate level of data protection and its support are reduced many times”.
“Before certification, GigaCloud and GigaCenter already had ISO 27001 international information security certificates. This helped to pass the PCI DSS audit in the shortest possible time,” says Kyrylo Naumenko, CTO of GigaCloud. “From now on, our customers have the opportunity to be accommodated on two technical platforms at once certified according to this standard: in GigaCenter and BeMobile data centers”.
The certification was performed by the company “IT Specialist”. Anatoliy Zhuravlyov, Director of IT Information Specialist’s Audit and Certification Department, says: “Our company has wide experience in conducting audits for compliance with the PCI DSS standard in Ukraine, CIS countries and Europe. We know how information security processes are organized in many fintech companies and banks. We have something to compare with and we can say with confidence that all processes related to information security in GigaCloud and GigaCenter are organized at a high level. The discrepancies found during the audit concerned only the specifications of the standard requirements, there were no critical remarks”.
“Numerous studies of the IT market show that more than half of business representatives are afraid to use cloud technologies because of concern for security,” says Anton Khvastunov. “PCI DSS certification is another testament to the reliability of cloud solutions not only for fintech companies but for all the customers”.
GigaCloud is the market leader in cloud technologies in Ukraine in terms of growth rate and number of customers. GigaCloud leases IaaS and PaaS services to customers of all sizes, from small enterprises to large corporations. By 2020, the company occupies 12.5% of the Ukrainian cloud market. The company’s portfolio includes more than 1,250 clients in 6 countries and more than 200 partner companies.
GigaCenter is a commercial data center that meets the requirements of the TIER III reliability level and the TIA 942 standard. The data center is one of the TOP-3 market leaders in Ukraine in terms of revenue. GigaCenter specializes in colocation services for various areas of business – from renting a unit to a shielded module. Among GigaCenter’s clients are the leading Ukrainian companies and more than 500 implemented client cases.