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Entrust Datacard Partners with Flexential and Sirius to Provide a High Security Environment for Cloud Payment Card Issuance




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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and DENVER July 8, 2019Flexential, a leading provider of data center colocation and hybrid IT solutions, today announced a partnership with Entrust Datacard that creates a PCI-CP (Card Production) - certified colocation facility, to issue and activate credit/debit cards for financial institutions around the world through a cloud-based solution.

"Entrust Datacard came to us with a unique set of requirements – multiple layers of security, redundancy standards and connectivity challenges to allow banks and financial institutions to reach their customers in a new and immediate way, with a credit or debit card they can use immediately when they leave a branch or a store," said Chief Revenue Officer Patrick Doherty, Flexential. "True to our mission, we delivered a unique and tailored solution that meets their specifications and needs, allowing Entrust Datacard to focus on what they do best, delighting financial institutions with something that wasn't possible, until now."

Flexential and Entrust Datacard teamed up with Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc. (Sirius), who designed, supplied, and implemented the infrastructure into two of Flexential's most secure, connected and high-speed data centers. These data centers were required to be in different parts of the country, one for production, and one for disaster recovery, to meet the strictest PCI specifications.

"The requirements we face for issuing and real-time activation of financial cards are among the strictest security standards in the world," said Chris Pelletier, senior vice president and general manager of Financial Instant Issuance (FII) at Entrust Datacard. "Flexential and Sirius partnered to make our PCI-CP certified data center a reality in a secure fashion and in record time, to enable us to provide a variety of solutions for our customers."

Some of the unique requirements include background and credit checks for all data center employees working on this project, a separate person trap in each data center, a dedicated security booth behind bullet-resistant glass, steel mesh reinforced walls, floors and ceilings, and the ability to maintain a constant temperature on the floor of the data centers.

"Sirius was excited to work with Entrust Datacard on its new service, which leveraged much of our core capabilities," said David Carlson, vice president of Managed Services Sales at Sirius. "From assisting with the data center selection process with Flexential, to the integration and implementation of a complex technology stack in the new data centers, Sirius was able to provide Entrust Datacard with a solution that met its PCI-CP compliance requirements."

Financial Instant Issuance solutions are available from Entrust Datacard and delivered through their partners to customers worldwide. Visit: to learn more. To find out more about Flexential's data center solutions, click here.

About Entrust Datacard Corporation


Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure issuance technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

About Flexential

Flexential offers flexible and essential services that help organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. The company is committed to building trusted relationships and delivering tailored solutions that suit the individual needs of its customers. Flexential is deeply invested in the success of its customers, who trust it to deliver core data center solutions of colocation and connectivity, as well as cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Flexential's robust suite of assets spans 21 markets and comprises 40 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers. Flexential and the Flexential logo are registered trademarks of Flexential Corporation. For more information on Flexential, please visit

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Lori Stafford-Thomas
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing
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