Apriva to participate in key standards setting body protecting payment cardholder data.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, FEBRUARY 4, 2009 — Apriva, the leading wireless solutions provider, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. As a Participating Organization, Apriva will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.
The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity. More information on the council and the standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org.
As a Participating Organization, Apriva will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 500 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against data criminals. By joining as a Participating Organization, Apriva is adding its voice to the process.
“The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data,” said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By participating in the standards setting process, Apriva demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal.”
“We are pleased to announce our participation in the PCI Security Standards Council,” commented Paul Coppinger, President of Apriva. “We look forward to providing significant contributions to the collaborative effort to advance the security of payment data.”
About PCI Security Standards Council
The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org
Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading wireless solution provider integrating the hardware, software and network infrastructure required to develop and deploy high-performance high-reliability solutions in the Point of Sale (POS) and Secure Mobile Messaging markets. Apriva offers end-to-end solutions for Point of Sale that make it easy and cost-effective to develop, deploy and maintain highly secure and reliable business critical mobile applications. Visit www.apriva.com for more information. Apriva – Proving the Possibilities.
PCI Security Standards Council:
Glenn R. Boyet