Worldpay Selects Sysnet to Provide Merchant PCI DSS Compliance Validation Services to US-Based Merchants
DUBLIN, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Sysnet Global Solutions, a leading provider of payment card industry compliance
services, specializing in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant intelligence
solutions, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with WorldPay, a global
leader in card payments, to provide PCI DSS compliance validation services to WorldPay’s
PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of comprehensive
requirements developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Council for
enhancing the security of payment account data, transactions and payment systems. Both
WorldPay and Sysnet are committed to providing businesses with solutions to help achieve
and maintain required PCI DSS compliance and reduce the risk of cardholder theft.
Sysnet and WorldPay have worked closely together to develop a fully branded,
customized solution that meets the specific needs of WorldPay’s merchant portfolio. The
program includes a tailored communication program designed to encourage merchant
engagement and to assist business owners throughout the compliance journey. Delivered
through a WorldPay-branded, online portal, the program provides merchants with a
step-by-step approach to achieving and maintaining PCI compliance. The program also
includes live support to assist merchants with questions they may during the validation
The solution incorporates an online self-assessment questionnaire that enables
customers to quickly and easily identify any areas of their business where they may fall
short of the minimum security requirements of the PCI standard. They also receive
scheduled scans of their website, e-commerce applications and IP addresses to identify
potential points that could be compromised or hacked, along with easy-to-follow
instructions to remedy deficiencies.
Additionally, Sysnet provides WorldPay with enhanced reporting and monitoring
capabilities to manage the compliance of its merchants, assisting WorldPay in meeting
their compliance requirements.
In addition to the WorldPay PCI Program, WorldPay offers additional payment protection
to its customers through its industry-leading End-to-End Payment Encryption service. This
service provides exceptional security against data breaches by removing cardholder data
from the point of sale and offers better protection than many competing software products
or host-based solutions. Combined, these programs provide a robust solution for small
businesses to help reduce their risk of a data breach and secure cardholder data.
“One of the greatest “invisible” points of vulnerability – particularly for small
business owners – is in credit card number theft. They often feel that their size makes it
not worth a hacker’s time…when, the fact is, that’s who hackers successfully target most
frequently,” said Patti Newcomer, Chief Marketing Officer for WorldPay US. “At WorldPay,
we are passionate about helping merchants – arming them, if you will — to protect both
their business and their customers. In Sysnet, we are fortunate to have found a partner
that shares our level of commitment to small business owners.”
“By choosing to implement this approach to PCI DSS merchant compliance validation,
WorldPay has demonstrated their commitment, not only to protecting cardholder data within
their merchant base, but also to making it as easy as possible for their merchants to
validate and maintain their compliance” said Gabriel Moynagh, Chief Executive Officer at
Sysnet “We are delighted to be working with WorldPay in the US and look forward to
assisting them in achieving complete merchant portfolio PCI compliance.”
About Sysnet Global Solutions
Established in 1989, Sysnet Global Solutions provides payment card industry compliance
services, specialising in PCI DSS compliance validation and merchant intelligence
solutions. Sysnet offers a range of services, including its proprietary web based
compliance management and merchant intelligence solution SysnetAIR[TM], to a wide variety
of businesses including acquirers, ISOs, international banks, payment service providers
SysnetAIR[TM] is a fully white-labeled merchant intelligence solution that centres
around the compliance process, it enables acquiring organisations to build strong
relationships with their merchants through sustained and meaningful interaction.
SysnetAIR[TM] provides the acquirer with the means to know and understand their customers’
requirements and needs, which improves merchant loyalty and reduces merchant attrition.
Sysnet has more than 20 years experience in multiple IT environments and its expert
engineering and consulting teams are certified to the highest standards. Headquartered in
Dublin, Sysnet has clients in over 35 countries worldwide.
WorldPay is a global card payment acquiring business operating in over 30 countries
which allows customers to accept card payments both at point of sale and over the
internet. The company offers services across the entire payment value chain, including
transaction capturing, merchant acquiring and transaction processing.
SOURCE Sysnet Global Solutions