Tolt Solutions to Partner with PCI Security Standards Council to Improve Payment Data Security Worldwide

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As Council’s newest Participating Organization, Tolt Solutions to contribute to the development of PCI Security Standards

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“In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against network security threats and data breaches,” said Stephen W. Orfei, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council.

Tolt Solutions, a leading provider of retail solutions and technology, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. Tolt will work with the Council to improve payment data security worldwide through the ongoing development of the PCI Security Standards, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).

Endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the PCI Security Standards require merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data protection – not just once a year, but as part of a business-as-usual security posture. To enhance payment data security globally while embracing new technologies as they are developed, the Council relies on involvement of those across the payments processing chain, from merchants and service providers to payment device manufacturers and software developers, financial institutions and processors.

As a Participating Organization, Tolt Solutions adds its voice to the standards setting process and will receive previews of drafts of standards and supporting materials in order to provide feedback to shape their final versions, as well as engage a growing community united to improve payment security worldwide.

Tolt will also have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council, participate in exclusive PCI-Security Standards Council events, and review and discuss new versions of the PCI Security Standards while sharing cross-sector experiences and best practices at the annual Community Meetings.

“In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against network security threats and data breaches,” said Stephen W. Orfei, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a Participating Organization, Tolt demonstrates they are playing an active part in mitigating the threats and improving the security of the payment chain globally by driving the security standards to higher levels of adoption and strength.”

“We are excited to join the PCI Security Standards Council and have the opportunity to help shape and recommend improvements to the payment security ecosystem,” said Keith Bradley, CEO of Tolt Solutions. “True data security isn’t just compliance with a standard – it’s a mindset that is built into core business processes and it demands vigilance on every level of the organization. Tolt is committed to helping our customers understand and navigate the complexities of PCI compliance and elevate their overall security posture.”

About the PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council is a global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other standards that increase payment data security. Founded in 2006 by the major payment card brands American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard and Visa Inc., the Council has 700 Participating Organizations representing merchants, banks, processors and vendors worldwide. To learn more about playing a part in securing payment card data globally, please visit: http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

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About Tolt Solutions
Tolt Solutions is a Greenville, South Carolina based company, operating extensively throughout North America, which provides hardware, software and managed services to leading retailers. For over 40 years, Tolt Solutions has consistently delivered custom solutions with over 1,000+ experts nationwide. For more information, please call 1.800.879.6737; visit http://www.toltsolutions.com, or e-mail marketing@toltsolutions.com.

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