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DotCom Your Event Books Fusepoint for PCI Compliant Hosting Solution

October 14
16:38 2008

Managed Hosting NewsTORONTO, ON – Fusepoint Managed Services, a leading provider of outsourced IT services and infrastructure, today announced it has been selected by DotCom Your Event Inc. to manage and host the company’s customizable online event registration solutions across North America.

Growing in tandem with an upswing in online credit card transactions and DotCom’s site traffic was the company’s need for a secure and scalable solution that would protect private data against unmitigated risk. In addition, having previously worked with a solution provider in the U.S., DotCom experienced frequent service issues and was falling short of its goal to ensure 24×7 availability of its mission-critical applications.

Increase demands from credit card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, for compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) also placed additional pressure on Software as a Service provider like DotCom, to demonstrate lowrisk audit results. Sticking to its core business strength in custom online event registration and development, DotCom chose to outsource its IT infrastructure to Fusepoint.

“With online transactions on the rise, protecting our client’s private data from malicious activity is critical and we must meet the demands of credit card companies for Tier I PCI compliance,” said Mark Turner, CEO, DotCom Your Event. “Fusepoint was the only provider in Canada that could meet the stringent standards we required to get us on the path to better security, availability, and compliance.”

The Fusepoint hosting environment provides DotCom with access to higher-end technology that delivers data at three times the speed of the company’s previous solution; scalability for rapid growth as its customer base increases; and a competitive advantage over other web registration companies with regards to security and PCI audit compliance standards.

“Reliability and performance are the foundation for a successful online infrastructure and we’re pleased to be able to provide a Tier 1 PCI environment for DotCom Your Event,” said George Kerns, President and CEO, Fusepoint Managed Services. “Increasingly, online companies like DotCom are outsourcing critical IT solutions to create highly stable and scalable environments so they can focus on exceeding the demands of a growing customer base.”

Fusepoint’s certified technical support team will manage critical elements of the DotCom data environment and provide services including enhanced colocation, intrusion detection, firewall security, bandwidth, data back-up, and end-to-end monitoring and reporting.

About DotCom Your Event
DotCom Your Event Inc., is a leader in customizable online registration solutions and specializes in the creation and management of pre-show, online and onsite registration services as well as secure eCommerce payment processing systems. The company’s extensive expertise in event planning, destination management, show production, technology and marketing has helped to grow its customer base to include working directly with some of the world’s largest oil and gas, electronic, technology, food service, legal and accounting industries. Over the last seven years, the company has become known in the industry for an ability to provide cost effective, easy to use and intuitive online registration, payment and data management solutions.

About Fusepoint Managed Services
Founded in 1999, Fusepoint is a privately held company with offices and data centres in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. Through our proven record of success we have built a loyal base of over 400 customers and strong, strategic relationships with Canada’s leading technology and communication companies. Fusepoint’s managed IT solutions are SLA-guaranteed, scalable and designed to reduce cost structures while mitigating risk. Fusepoint is also SAS 70 Type II, CICA 5970, and most recently Tier 1 PCI compliant, which means our processes are rigorously and continuously audited by accredited third parties and consistently operate at the highest levels within the industry. For more information, visit

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