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Pacnet Receives PCI DSS 2.0 Certification for Its Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney Data Centers

Data Center Physical Security, Policies and Procedures Meet Industry Standards for Payment Card and Consumer Data Information Security

HONG KONG, CHINA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/25/14 -- Pacnet, a leading provider of integrated technology solutions in the Asia-Pacific region, has attained PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 2.0 Certification and Attestation of Compliance for its CloudSpace data centers in Sydney (SYCS1); Hong Kong (HKCS1 and HKCS2); and Singapore (SGCS2).

Classified by the standards council as a Level 1 Service Provider, Pacnet achieves PCI DSS 2.0 Certification in recognition of its data centers' strict adherence to the standards and guidelines that protect customers' sensitive financial data and safeguard credit and debit card transactions through advanced technical and security measures.

"In addition to being a key differentiator for Pacnet in the APAC region, earning PCI DSS compliance upholds our pioneering market standing and commitment to the adoption of global data security standards," said Giles Proctor, Vice President, Data Center Services, Pacnet. "The accomplishment also underscores Pacnet's dedication to data protection, investment in secure infrastructure and delivery of proven services to protect the interests of customers who process credit card transactions within our data centers."

The PCI DSS accreditation, published by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), is the most comprehensive, internationally recognized data security standard to enhance protection of consumer credit card information, assist in prevention of identity theft and fraud, and promote payment data security across the globe. Pacnet's PCI DSS assessment, completed from January 23, 2014 to June 10, 2014, included an in-depth review of its physical data center security management, IT security policies and procedures, data protection, network access management and monitoring, network architecture, software design, organization vulnerability management, personnel security efforts, and other critical protective measures.

Amongst the customers benefitting from Pacnet's PCI DSS certification is one of the world's largest hosting brands, LeaseWeb, its Asia-Pacific subsidiary recently launched a data center operation based at Pacnet's flagship Singapore CloudSpace II facility (SGCS2).

Bas Winkel, Managing Director at LeaseWeb Asia Pacific, said, "Customers worldwide expect consistent enterprise-grade security, redundancy, scalability and compliancy from the LeaseWeb brand. Partnering with data center operators that have proven to meet the highest industry standards, such as Pacnet, is therefore essential to LeaseWeb's hosting offerings. The PCI DSS 2.0 certification of Pacnet's data center facilities means that even our most demanding customers in Asia-Pacific are well served and can rest assured that their sensitive data is hosted in a safe environment."

Pacnet builds and manages a network of interconnected data centers across Asia, linking 15 cities and 10 countries. Offering a broad range of facility specifications to meet the hosting needs of carriers and enterprises, Pacnet's facilities adhere to a wide range of global standards in data center design, construction and operation, including ISO 9001 and ISO 2700 compliance and LEED Gold Certification. In addition to PCI DSS compliance, Pacnet's SGCS2 facility is Singapore's first data center to earn Tier III Design Certification from the Uptime Institute. The data center was also recently recognized for environmental sustainability with a BCA-IDA Green Mark GoldPLUS Award for Data Centers.

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About Pacnet
Pacnet is Asia-Pacific's leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions to major telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises and government entities. Ownership of the region's most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United States. Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added data center services, its assets and experience in the region help Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including Fortune 500 companies. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in the Asia-Pacific region and North America. For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.

About LeaseWeb
LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands, providing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) hosting solutions to over 17,500 customers worldwide, ranging from SMBs to enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Bare Metal Servers, CDN (Content Delivery Network), Colocation, Managed Hosting, and Hybrid Solutions, with 24/7 support.

With more than 60,000 physical servers under management, LeaseWeb provides infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. LeaseWeb operates 7 data centers in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the U.S., all of which are backed by an extensive worldwide network with a large total capacity of 4.0 Tbps. LeaseWeb ("LeaseWeb") is a group of independent companies that operate under the brand name LeaseWeb. LeaseWeb consists of LeaseWeb USA, Inc. ("LeaseWeb USA"), LeaseWeb Netherlands B.V. ("LeaseWeb Netherlands"), LeaseWeb Deutschland GmbH ("LeaseWeb Germany"), LeaseWeb Asia Pacific PTE. LTD. ("LeaseWeb Asia Pacific"), and LeaseWeb CDN B.V. ("LeaseWeb CDN"). For more information, visit www.leaseweb.com.

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