eWinery Solutions Achieves PCI Compliance Certification

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The most secure, integrated ecommerce platform in the Wine Industry.

“Our clients trust us with their consumers’ sensitive credit card data. As the wine industry’s leading integrated consumer direct business platform, it’s mission critical for us to protect that data every moment of every day.”

eWinery Solutions, the industry leader in fully integrated business platform solutions for the wine industry, announced today it has received Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard certification (PCI-DSS) for its consumer direct software platform. eWinery Solutions is responsible for securing information for millions of credit card members every year. PCI-DSS certification confirms eWinery Solutions has met security requirements for increased controls of consumer data providing enhanced protection from credit card fraud.

The eWinery Solutions business platform is the first fully integrated ecommerce platform in the wine industry to achieve PCI Compliance Certification. The PCI Standard is the result of a collaborative effort formed by the five major credit card companies (Visa International, MasterCard Worldwide, American Express, Discover Financial Services and JCB) to cultivate a well-organized methodology for protecting sensitive payment and consumer data in an effort to prevent electronic payment fraud. All merchants, entities and software solutions that process, store or disseminate electronic payment data must be PCI- DSS compliant.

“Our clients trust us with their consumers’ sensitive credit card data. As the wine industry’s leading integrated consumer direct business platform, it’s mission critical for us to protect that data every moment of every day. We’ve worked hard to achieve PCI Compliance Certification, because without data security for our clients and their consumers, nothing else matters.” said Dick Kline, Founder and CEO of eWinery Solutions.

Michael Grow, Chief Technology Officer for eWinery Solutions said the assessment vendor, K3DES, was a great asset in the process. "We felt strongly about using an outside Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) to ensure our systems held up to the most rigorous scrutiny possible. This same level of scrutiny is just not achievable with self-certification using non-qualified staff. We want to thank K3DES and their diligent auditors for their incredibly thorough examination of our advanced systems and protocols.”

K3DES is approved by the PCI Security Standards Council as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and is an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), sanctioned to audit, provide the attestation of compliance and perform the quarterly perimeter network vulnerability scans required by PCI.

“We’d also like to thank our clients for their support during the process of attaining PCI Compliance Certification,” Grow said, “We’re fortunate to enjoy such collaborative partnerships.”

About eWinery Solutions
eWinery Solutions is the market leader in developing and implementing comprehensive business solutions exclusively for the wine industry. Our integrated business platform connects wineries with consumers through our advanced technology, professional services and extensive industry and retail experience. Founded in 2003, the company now serves more than 400 clients in the U.S. and major wine producing regions of the world utilizing the company’s proprietary technology and services.

The company employs 30 staff members in its Napa headquarters and satellite office in Nevada City, California.
Additional information on the company and management, including a list of major clients, can be found on the company website at http://www.ewinerysolutions.com.

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