The First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) offices are open and operating as usual following Hurricane Gonzalo’s direct hit to the island of Bermuda on Friday evening.
The storm made landfall on Friday, October 17th with rain and 110 mph winds causing power cuts to 31,200 homes, flooding, fallen trees and damaged buildings and properties. Transaction processing services were not affected by the Hurricane, and all processing continued as usual.
FAC’s payment gateway platform is hosted at Link Bermuda, which maintains independent power supply and is a world-class hurricane proof facility. As expected, while Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda, FAC provided processing services without interruption.
Initially a category 4 storm, as it approached the island, Hurricane Gonzalo weakened and was downgraded to a Cat 2 before hitting Bermuda. It was the second storm in a week to hit the island after Tropical Storm Fay delivered a direct hit on October 12, 2014.
“FAC’s infrastructure is hosted at the Link Bermuda Data Center and we have a geographically scalable, fault tolerant secure network for both the office and ecommerce processing platform. As expected, the hurricane had no impact on processing. This is testament to FAC’s team, our telecommunications infrastructure, processing network and server reliance,” said Chris Burns, FAC’s CEO.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1st to November 30th.
About First Atlantic Commerce
First Atlantic Commerce (FAC) is a leading global, online payment solutions provider. Headquartered in Bermuda, and established in 1998 to create secure card-based payment solutions for e-businesses, FAC’s cGate® technology offers service, flexibility and security to adapt to many business and bank acquirer requirements. FAC provides merchants with multi-currency payment solutions in addition to fraud risk management services including AVS-only, CVV2/CVC2/CID verification, 3-D Secure™ and Kount’s fraud control system, in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, Mauritius and the Latin American Caribbean Region. For more information on First Atlantic Commerce, please visit www.firstatlanticcommerce.com
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