Boston, MA, 04/03/2014 (usastockreports) – Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN), a leader in advanced communication provider, announced that its data centers and network have been certified by BrightLine CPAs & Associates Inc. to comply with industry and federal standards for securing customers’ data regarding their private health and finances.
HIPPA and HITECH Compliance
BrightLine has reported that Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN) meets the terms and regulation of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HIPPA and HITECH). HIPPA’s notification rules pertaining to security, privacy and breach ensure the protection of patient health data and seek that covered entitles, as also their business associates take obligatory action to keep electronic health data safe during processing, transmission or storage in the data network.
Windstream has worked with BrightLine for more half a year, pursuing the globally recognized Qualified Security Assessor firm which provides compliance and assurance services, to assess the company’s systems and trainings procedures. BrightLine reported that Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN) has successfully adopted the necessary elements and needs of the 2003 HIPPA and HITECH latest safety rule, which includes physical safeguards, administrative safeguards, breach notifications, technical safeguards and many others.
PCI DSS Version 2.0 Compliance
BrightLine also assessed the company’s network Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). It is set of regulations that demand all service providers and merchants that store, transmit or process customer payment card information to comply strictly with data security measures and processes. The standards seek to protect credit data related fraud. It validated the status to the highest achievable certification as a “Level 1 certified” communications service provider. The certification demonstrates that Windstream fully complies with the PCI DSS. This enables Windstream to transmit and process unlimited number of transactions every year. To further maintain the compliance standards at their highest levels, Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN) has planned to scan any network threats independently. It will also conduct yearly audits with BrightLine.