PCI DSS Certification Awarded to 1-800 We Answer, Inc.
1-800 We Answer, Inc. is pleased to announce it has met all criteria to receive certification from the PCI Security Standards Council. Systems compliance with PCI Security Standards provides clients with additional data security and privacy assurance.
New York, NY (PR Wire) 1-800 We Answer, Inc ® announced today that it meets all criteria necessary for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification, issued by the PCI Security Standards Council. Companies desiring this certificate must submit their IT infrastructure to an independent audit. The IT audit evaluates call center technology to measure the effectiveness of firewalls and security systems of each network.
“Independent call centers are particularly vulnerable to outside security breach attempts, “commented Robert Porter, President and CEO of 1-800 We Answer, Inc. Our call center clients rely on us to provide the firewall and systems assurance so that they can tell their customers that their credit card information is safe. Going through the PCI DSS certification process is just one additional step our company takes to maintain the trust our clients show in us.”
PCI Compliance testing measures network systems’ performance benchmarks against international security best practices and principles. 1-800 We Answer, Inc. sought out independent auditing firm Security Metrics, Inc. during the certification process. PCI DSS certification is one method the payment card industry uses to assure businesses who routinely process electronic payments that their sensitive data is protected against theft. Call center clients can trust that 1-800 We Answer’s systems are shielded from malicious attacks and that all transactions involving private data, including credit card and identity information remain safe.