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CWCS Managed Hosting Gains Industry Recognition for Quality, Secure and Reliable Cloud Services

Awarded G-Cloud 8 framework supplier status
Awarded PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider Status

Nottingham, 30th August 2016: CWCS Managed Hosting has gained significant industry recognition for the quality, security and reliability of its cloud services. The company has been awarded G-Cloud 8 framework supplier status and PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider status; demonstrating CWCS’ leadership as a trusted managed hosting provider.

Karl Mendez, Managing Director comments: “When it comes to cloud services, there’s no company more passionate about providing quality, secure and reliable hosting, backed up with technical expertise and supreme customer service. Being awarded G-Cloud supplier status, and PCI DSS Level 1 provider status further highlights this.”

CWCS Awarded G-Cloud 8 Framework Supplier Status
CWCS Managed Hosting has been awarded G-Cloud 8 framework supplier status for its public and private cloud, as well as dedicated servers, virtual firewall appliances and email security filtering services. These services are now available via the G-Cloud framework on the Digital Marketplace and CWCS has been awarded the status under the Infrastructure as a Service category.

Mendez says: “Being given G-Cloud 8 framework supplier status means we can serve a broader base of public organisations, in more regions. We already work with a number of City and County Councils as well as NHS Trusts, and achieving this accreditation will enable more public sector organisations to come on board more quickly.”

The G-Cloud framework is an agreement between government and suppliers of cloud services. It enables public sector organisations to purchase services without the need to undertake a full tender process. When public sector bodies buy through the framework, the process is generally faster and less expensive. As suppliers have already been vetted, those procuring services can be confident in the suppliers within framework.

CWCS Awarded PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider Status – PCI DSS Compliant Hosting
When it comes to data protection and specifically protection of cardholder data, you can never be too careful or too thorough in your processes, controls and overall security levels. CWCS Managed Hosting ensures on-going auditing of their security levels and has been awarded PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Level 1 Service Provider status following a recent audit.

The auditors confirmed, “Ultima Risk Management Ltd (URM) conducted an onsite audit of CompuWeb Communications Services Ltd (CWCS) and have found sufficient evidence and controls to find it compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider (the highest level of validation).” The award is for CWCS’ primary data centre in Nottingham.

Mendez says of the accreditation: “The PCI Level 1 status provides peace of mind for our clients that their data is in the safest of hands. In an era where data hacking and data breaches happen, clients can trust us with their data security. Our ISO 27001 certification further highlights our commitment to secure hosting and secure data.

For more information about CWCS Managed Hosting and its services, call +44 (0) 800 1 777 000.

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