eCommLink, a leading value added prepaid processor, has successfully passed its annual Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) audit and is an early adopter of version 1.2 of the guidelines, which was just released and not required until January 1, 2009.
"Security is an integral part of everything we do and a core philosophy of our business. Being one of the first to certify on the new standard is just a further demonstration of our commitment to maintaining the security of our systems and our clients' data," stated Victor Newsom, Senior Vice President of Operations, eCommLink.
Completing the audit was the firm RSM McGladrey whose Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) were onsite for five days delving into the specifics of eCommLink's systems and infrastructure.
"Some companies complete the audit and don't really think about security again until it is time for the next one. It was clear with the ease in which this audit was completed that eCommLink has taken their commitment to security seriously and not wavered on their desire to maintain the highest level of compliance. They had the right people, documentation and processes in place to simplify the audit even with the newer regulations," stated Francis Tam, Director of Technology Risk Management Services, RSM McGladrey.
In addition to being PCI DSS compliant, eCommLink is SAS 70 Type II certified and TG-3 compliant and has successfully completed FDIC, FFIEC and Federal Reserve Board audits.