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Globe Business Data Centers Acquire International Industry Certification on Customer Data Security and Management
PHOTO CAPTION: (From left to right) Globe Business Product Management Director JD Montelibano, Globe Core Network & Facilities Management Director Ronald David, Globe Chief Technical Advisor Robert Tan, Globe Network Technical Group Operations Senior Vice President Peter Tan, Globe Business Support Services Director Zarina Agorilla, Globe Business IT Support Center Manager Jerome Castro.
Globe Business, the enterprise arm of Globe, recently received the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliance certification version 3.2.1 for its Makati, Cavite, Cebu, and Davao Data Centers—which assures its enterprise clients of the company's commitment to maintain confidentiality of all information that it stores, processes, and transmits.
Peter Maquera, Globe Business Senior Vice President, said: “The Data Privacy Act imposes very tough rules and severe penalties. Thus, it is incumbent on us to actually educate both our clients and our employees on security awareness. Fraud is increasing every day, so we must have the right processes in place to allow data to traverse into our network securely. We need to keep up with industry best practices to do service to ourselves and to our customers.”
PCI-DSS was founded by top global credit card brands such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express, JCB International, and Discover Financial Services to reduce credit card fraud. All companies that handle cardholder data need to be PCI DSS compliant as proof that their network is secure. Compliance is validated annually by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) such as the US-based Crimson Security, Inc., which conducted the assessment of Globe Business.
Realizing the huge risks that security breaches may entail, Globe Business continuously develops ways to prevent its clients from becoming victims of the rising number of cybersecurity threats and attacks, especially those coming from abroad.
At present, Globe Business offers managed security solutions that allow enterprises to mitigate security threats before they happen. The solutions allow seamless communication between enterprises and their customers by keeping servers up and running with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection, maintain efficiency of operations by stopping malicious traffic from reaching the network using managed firewall, and provide comprehensive protection against emerging and current threats at the network and application level before they inflict any damage through Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP) to name a few.
Globe's enterprise arm maintains a wide range of information and communication technology (ICT) solutions, which include cloud, cybersecurity, connectivity, mobility (plans and devices), voice, business applications, and data center. All these services aim to help Philippine companies have an end-to-end digital transformation.
Globe Business continues to redefine how businesses work—which goes beyond functions, numbers, and performance. It likewise enables its clients and partners to catapult their enterprises to success by providing the right technology, infrastructure, and know-how to create a positive impact and transform people's lives.