PCI-DSS Compliant eCommerce Hosting

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Secure, reliable and high-performance solutions for even the most demanding eCommerce sites.

Cogeco Peer 1’s optimized and scalable eCommerce infrastructure resources have been designed to meet the stringent security requirements of the PCI DSS standard. Combined with our proprietary 10Gbps FastFiber Network™, retailers experience unmatched levels of performance and security. And our experienced team of infrastructure experts has the practical experience to help eCommerce companies of all sizes and types successfully build their online businesses. From Magento® Optimized Managed Hosting solutions to IBM WebSphere® solutions—via our relationship with Tryzens, an IBM Smarter Commerce Partner—we can design, deploy, and manage the infrastructure for the most demanding and immersive eCommerce site.

Speed to PCI DSS Compliance

Building the trust of customers is a cornerstone of good business. And when you’re PCI DSS compliant, your customers know that their money is in good hands. You can rest assured knowing that our facilities, administration practices, and infrastructure are designed to meet the stringent requirements of the PCI DSS standard and are consistently audited by an independent third party.*

A Compelling Experience and Top-Notch Performance

Balancing website performance and user experience has always been a challenging and risky balancing act. Our wholly-owned and operated 10Gbps FastFiber Network was designed from the ground up to deliver incredible performance to support rich, immersive eCommerce experiences. With 19 Points of Presence worldwide and over 1,500 peering relationships with other high-performance network providers, you can rest assured knowing that our network reaches everywhere you do business and delivers the best experience for your online shoppers without sacrificing the performance that drives your online marketing efforts.

Unlimited and Expert Support

Our team of infrastructure experts are available 24/7 to ensure that your PCI DSS-Compliant eCommerce solution runs smoothly and securely. They are ready to help with everything from designing the ideal solution to troubleshooting, as well as handling the myriad of day-to-day tasks that are crucial to keeping your solution running at peak performance. They have experience supporting a vast and diverse array of customers that leverage complex and demanding eCommerce platforms like Magento, WebSphere Commerce and Oracle ATG, and they’ll work with you to design, deploy, maintain, and secure an optimized infrastructure solution that meets your unique business needs.

Top-of-the-line Security

Our experienced experts will also deploy dedicated, enterprise-grade firewalls, fully manage your configuration and maintenance, and monitor your performance to deliver increased security for your eCommerce solution. In addition, our Relentless Intrusion Detection leverages patented, cloud-powered technology to automatically identify malicious behavior patterns missed by traditional network security products, with possible threats subjected to round-the-clock expert analysis.


Take advantage of our solutions to boost the security, speed and performance of your PCI DSS compliant eCommerce web sites, including:

  • Agile Load Balancing™ – distribute traffic to least-used servers to optimize performance and maximize resources.
  • Global Load Balancing – a cost-effective way of smoothing traffic flow for companies with a global footprint.
  • AnyCast DNS™ – shaves crucial milliseconds off IP address lookup times, giving faster page load times and better SEO results.
  • Flexible storage options and SAN based managed backups.
  • Experienced database administrators to help optimize your database.


CIS Member


Cogeco Peer 1 is a member of CIS (Centre for Internet Security), a nonprofit organization that serves as a central resource for the development and delivery of high-quality, timely products and services to assist its partners in government, academia, the private sector, and the general public in improving their cyber security posture. Find out more about our CIS membership and how this helps our clients comply with PCI DSS.

*PCI-Compliant infrastructure available within select data centers.