(PRWEB) June 04, 2014
Security Validation LLC http://www.securityval.com has been selected to provide Payment Card Industry advisory and compliance services to more than 700 Econo Lodge Hotels. Security Validation is a leading Advisory Service specializing in Data Security Compliance for the Hospitality Industry. The Econo Lodge Franchisee Association http://www.elfa.org represents a majority of the independent owners and operators of Econo Lodge Hotels that are part of the Choice Hotels International Brand of properties http://www.choicehotels.com.
“Merchants and Hotel owners in particular are just now beginning to acknowledge the requirement to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards” said David Durko, CEO of Security Validation. The ELFA has taken a valuable step in ensuring their entire membership aligns with the PCI standards. “Engaging Security Validation to work with property owners is a significant event and provides both the consumer and the property owner with tremendous value” Durko continued. “We are unaware of any other hotel chain that has decided to take on the challenges and responsibilities of PCI from the brand level.” There are a number of one off properties that are meeting the requirements but Econo Lodge is taking a serious approach.” Econo Lodge’s decision to address PCI will give them a competitive advantage as consumers become more aware of data security and base their buying decisions on how well merchants protect their financial and personal information.
Security Validation LLC will provide the owners / operators of Econo Lodge with all of the tools and training necessary to successfully file the requisite compliance documentation. Additionally the property will be provided with quarterly scans of the hotels computing assets. Properties will also have access to Security Validations Pro-Active Security Help Desk providing the property with vulnerability alerts, patching and system management services all intended to keep the property compliant all year long.
Security Validation LLC is a leading Data Security advisory firm and the publishers of PrivacyAtlas http://www.privacyatlas.com the only global registry of PCI Compliant Merchants.
For more information visit http://www.securityval.com or contact us at 888-987-1335