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Press Release

OneNeck successfully completes PCI Data Security Standard validation for colocation services

May 27, 2015

OneNeck® IT Solutions, a hybrid provider of cloud computing, managed services, and colocation services, announces the company has validated compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) version 3.0 as a “Level 1” service provider for its colocation services.

The scope of the assessment included the colocation services at OneNeck’s data centers in Eden Prairie, Minn.; Fitchburg, Wis.; Gilbert and Tempe, Ariz.; and Waukee, Iowa.

The PCI DSS is a comprehensive set of standards requiring merchants and service providers who store, process, or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to strict information security controls and processes. It was created by the founding brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, which includes American Express, Discover Financial, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. The standard has twelve requirements that include the following information security topics:

  • Security management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Physical security
  • Network architecture
  • User access management
  • Network and systems monitoring
  • Software development

The PCI DSS requires any merchant who outsources the transmission, processing, or storage of payment card data to a third party provider verify the provider adheres to the standard. As a leading provider of colocation services to merchants, OneNeck has proactively met this obligation to its customers.

“Achieving PCI DSS validation is critical to our customers,” said Clint Harder, CTO and senior vice president of Cloud and Managed Services at OneNeck. “This validation clearly demonstrates we have the security controls in place and that we are PCI DSS compliant and audit ready. In addition, because our data centers are geographically dispersed, we’re able to provide customers with a variety of highly available options to securely host their PCI DSS environments.”

The assessment was performed by BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., a globally accredited Qualified Security Assessor firm that provides assurance and compliance services to global companies. The scope of the assessment included the applicable requirements of version 3.0 of the PCI DSS for validation of “Level 1” service providers. Following the completion of the assessment, a Report on Compliance was issued to reflect OneNeck’s full compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard.

For more information about the PCI Data Security Standard, visit the PCI Security Standards Council, pcisecuritystandards.org.

OneNeck IT Solutions offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including: cloud and hosting, ReliaCloud® enterprise cloud services, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, and IT hardware. The company also operates more than 200,000 square feet of data center space with Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Oregon, and will soon be opening a newly constructed facility in Colorado.


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For more information contact: Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager - Public Relations / OneNeck IT Solutions / 608-664-4471 / cindy.tomlinson@oneneck.com

OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, employs approximately 630 people throughout the U.S. The company offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions; ReliaCloud® enterprise cloud services; managed services; ERP application management; professional services; and IT hardware. OneNeck has Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Oregon and opening in July 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Visit oneneck.com for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®), headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs 3,300 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] a Fortune 1000TM company, provides wireless; wireline and cable broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications Corp., OneNeck IT Solutions and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 10,600 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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