Interactions Corp. Receives PCI DSS Compliance Validation - Raises the Bar for Security and Customer Care

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Interactions Corporation, a provider of innovative customer care technology for automated voice platforms and other interactive systems, has been validated compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Trustwave, the leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, performed the validation.

"Receiving compliance validation with the PCI DSS reflects our commitment to our customers, and in turn, their consumers, to constantly do all we can to safeguard financial and other data.”

Interactions Corporation, a provider of innovative customer care technology for automated voice platforms and other interactive systems, has been validated compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Trustwave, the leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, performed the validation.

PCI DSS is a requirement for all entities that store, process, or transmit cardholder data and has been endorsed by all of the major card brands, including Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express, and JCB.

“Interactions is committed to providing the most secure transactional environment as possible,” said Mike Iacobucci, president and CEO of Interactions. “Receiving compliance validation with the PCI DSS reflects our commitment to our customers, and in turn, their consumers, to constantly do all we can to safeguard financial and other data.”

The Interactions platform realizes both the value and benefits of automation, while delivering an engaging customer experience beyond that offered by any other system or service currently available.

In addition to gaining PCI DSS compliance validation, Interactions recently introduced a new self-service platform, Interactions’ patented HumanTouch™ technology, which is raising the bar on both security and convenience. HumanTouch enables callers to speak as naturally as if they were talking directly with an agent, while providing a comparable level of security and privacy as other self-service systems.

“Consumers have become wary of providing credit card and personal information to random call center agents, and many companies are reluctant to implement self-service for collecting credit card information due to inconvenience and other factors,” continued Iacobucci. “Instead, Interactions provides a convenient alternative to talking directly with a representative, while providing the added security of eliminating a call center representative’s direct access to a customer’s credit card and personal information.”

Interactions’ patented technology captures virtually any data -- including email address, login credentials, product and problem descriptions -- and it can interpret free-form responses. These applications are more resilient to background noise, accents, and other factors that degrade the performance of traditional speech recognition systems and frustrate callers.

"By validating PCI DSS compliance and implementing the proper security controls and engaging in penetration testing, Interactions has taken the proper steps toward adhering to security best practices," said Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave.

About Trustwave
Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions. Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations—ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers—manage compliance and secure their network infrastructure, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.trustwave.com

About Interactions
Interactions' mission is to improve the quality and economics of customer care. Its patented HumanTouch™ technology brings an unprecedented level of understanding to automated voice platforms and interactive systems enabling a consumer experience that's like a natural conversation. Serving a growing customer roster of industry leading brands, the Company's corporate headquarters is based in Boston (Franklin), Mass., with its technology center located in Indianapolis (Carmel, IN), along with additional offices in Austin, TX. Interactions: Understanding Enabled™. For more information visit http://www.interactions.net

Contacts: Phil Gray, PGray(at)Interactions(dot)net 703-542-5344
or Josh Neckes, Josh(at)thunder11(dot)com 212-362-1307

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