CBTS Managed Services Achieves Payment Card Industry Certification

CINCINNATI – (BUSINESS WIRE) – CBTS, a leading technology solutions provider and wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell, today announced that its Managed Services team has completed PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance certification.

CBTS provides managed services for a wide range of businesses. The PCI certification of the enhanced managed services environment demonstrates our commitment to meeting the compliance requirements that retail and financial services customers need in CBTS’ hosted solutions. 

“When companies see that we have the PCI certification, it reinforces their trust and confidence in doing business with us,” said Paul Howard, vice president of CBTS Managed Services. 

CBTS made significant investments in several security tools, infrastructure, staff and staff development. “Cincinnati Bell is committed to partnering with CBTS customers to meet their security and compliance needs,” said Leo Cronin, chief security officer for Cincinnati Bell.

Data and security breaches continue to pose a threat to companies of all sizes, and Howard stressed that PCI compliance certification is not a one-time event. It’s an ongoing process that requires constant vigilance and regular auditing from customers and third-party organizations. 

“CBTS was already well-positioned as a top-tier services provider. This makes us even more competitive,” Howard said.

About CBTS
CBTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). The company combines the data networking capabilities of Cincinnati Bell with next-generation managed services that provide companies with flexible solutions for end-to-end IT deployment. The CBTS business model can help organizations increase productivity and operational efficiency while reducing costs and risks through solutions that focus on business continuance, compliance, security, and technology infrastructure. For more information, visit www.cbts.net.

About Cincinnati Bell
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed Internet, entertainment, and wireless services that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell is the majority owner of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which provides best-in-class data center colocation services to enterprise customers through its facilities with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are currently located in the Midwest, Texas, Arizona, London, and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatibell.com.