CenturyLink’s colocation services in its Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina data centers achieve PCI DSS Report of Compliance

CenturyLink’s colocation services in its Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina data centers achieve PCI DSS Report of Compliance

Data centers can prevent, detect and respond to latest security threats

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Global communications and IT provider CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) achieved the Report of Compliance with applicable portions of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2 for colocation services provided in its Colombia XV-Bogotá, Suba and Cali (Colombia), Lima (Perú), Santiago (Chile) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) data centers.

“Our customers need to ensure their IT services and data are housed by a provider that is focused on the safety of their information,” said Gabriel del Campo, vice president of data centers, security and cloud for CenturyLink Latin America. “For us, it was critical to achieve this important international standard as evidence of our commitment to security and the safety of our customers’ IT services and data.”

“Supported by the many already existing security controls, it was very natural for CenturyLink´s colocation services to achieve this report of compliance with applicable requirements of PCI DSS,” said Paulo Poi, GRC manager, PCI QSA. “This report

confirms that the company has a secure way of doing its work and as a result, keeping their customers´ data safe.”

PCI DSS Version 3.2 Key Facts:

  • The PCI was established by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Discover Card for organizations that house, process and transmit credit card data.
  • The process takes into account feedback from more than 700 participating PCI Council organizations as well as reports on data breach findings.
  • The new version is used by businesses around the world to safeguard payment data before, during and after a purchase is made.
  • The update to the standards is part of a regular process for ensuring the PCI DSS addresses current challenges and threats.
  • In 2017, colocation services at CenturyLink´s three Brazilian data centers also met all data security standards outlined in requirements 9, 11.1 and 12 of PCI DSS version 3.2.

Key Facts about CenturyLink:

  • In 2017, CenturyLink completed the Level 3 acquisition.
  • CenturyLink has approximately 720,000 route kilometers (450,000 route miles) of fiber globally and serves customers in more than 60 countries.
  • CenturyLink’s global IP backbone capacity is more than 72 terabits per second (Tbps).
  • CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net buildings worldwide.
  • CenturyLink operates more than 360 data centers worldwide, 17 of which are in Latin America.
  • CenturyLink’s data centers host both the company’s own and customers’ IT environments, and are managed on-site by a team of specialized technicians, meeting high standards of energy supply and infrastructure.
CenturyLink’s colocation services in its Colombia, Peru, Chile and Argentina data centers achieve PCI DSS Report of Compliance

CenturyLink expands cloud offerings in Latin America

Amazon Web Services, Google, IBM Cloud, Microsoft and Oracle are now connection options

BUENOS AIRES, ArgentinaOct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For businesses in Latin America and around the world, increased accessibility to the cloud translates to improved performance, greater control, agility, flexibility and scalability and the ability to access data and critical business functions on demand. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), a leading communications provider to global enterprise customers, now offers more connectivity options in Latin America. Through CenturyLink Cloud Connect solutions, customers can connect to leading cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Oracle.

“We are in an era of ongoing change in the business world and the ability to respond quickly to market demands is critical,” said, Pablo Yañez, vice president of connectivity, media and IP services for CenturyLink in Latin America. “Companies worldwide are using cloud technology to innovate faster, improve customer experience and deepen their business processes to accelerate growth in digital business.”

CenturyLink’s Cloud Connect Solutions offer:

  • Predictable and Reliable Performance: Enterprises can maintain control over the end-to-end performance of applications as they migrate them to public cloud.
  • Simplified Security: When choosing private connectivity, the applications being migrated to the cloud and optimized are within a trusted perimeter.
  • Global Connectivity: Enterprises can connect offices around the world to the local cloud and data center resources needed to run mission-critical applications.
  • Multi Cloud Approach: Enterprises can use Cloud Connect with a substantial number of cloud service providers (CSP), supporting the multi-cloud approach.
  • Relationships: CenturyLink works together with CSPs in the development of connectivity options. For example, CenturyLink is an Advanced Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN).