A hosting provider can encounter various challenges depending on whether they are a managed or unmanaged. A managed hosting provider must comply with all aspects of PCI DSS as where an unmanaged hosting provider has a limited PCI compliance requirement.
Failure to comply with the PCI DSS standards could lead to a loss of business for a hosting provider as a merchant may decide that they do not wish to outsource their infrastructure to an uncertified hosting provider. Instead, the merchant may decide to alleviate their responsibility of being compliant by selecting another hosting provider that is PCI compliant.
A hosting provider can face further challenges in making sure that all infrastructures, physical security, operational processes/procedures as well as logical security are compliant. It is important that if a hosting provider’s is providing a service to merchants that all anti-virus, host based or network intrusion detection services and managed firewall services which form part of the service are certified to be PCI compliant.
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