It took a lot of work to become certified but the value is truly there! Becoming PCI compliant confirms to the industry that we are open to collaborating on a higher level.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2015
Integrated Reporting is Simple (IRIS CRM) is pleased to announce that they are now PCI version 3.0 certified as a Level 1 Service Provider. The certification was achieved this past December and is the highest level of security in the electronic payments industry.
The PCI Data Security Standard is comprised of the five major payment networks including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB. The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council put together this global standard, which every business that wants to store, process and transmit cardholder data must comply with.
PCI compliance is important in the payments industry for many reasons. The compliance piece consists of six control objectives including: building and maintaining a secure network, protecting cardholder data, maintaining a vulnerability management program, implementing strong access control measures, regularly monitoring and testing networks and maintaining an information security policy. In today’s climate, IRIS CRM makes it a priority to invest into its infrastructure and new features to ensure that they are staying ahead of the marketplace and operating securely.
“Security has always been important to us,” said Dimitri Akhrin, President of IRIS CRM. “It took a lot of work to become certified but the value is truly there. Becoming PCI compliant confirms to the industry that we are open to collaborating on a higher level.”
To become PCI certified, IRIS CRM went through a stringent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) audit. The audit results in a Report on Compliance (RoC), which includes a detailed review of IRIS’ network environment, security practices and data management processes. The QSA delivered an attestation of compliance which determined that IRIS meets the requirements to formally validate as a PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider.
“We are excited. Being compliant allows us to scale and grow securely,” says Jason Weinberger, Director of Sales at IRIS CRM. “We can obtain feeds, process transactions by building our own gateway and work more closely with processors that want to leverage our technology. Our certification as a Level 1 Service Provider gives our ISO clients the peace of mind that we operate at the highest level of security in the payments industry.”
For more information about IRIS CRM, kindly visit http://www.iriscrm.com.
About IRIS CRM:
IRIS CRM is a PCI Level 1 Compliant ecosystem created and tailored for the payments industry. IRIS CRM caters to Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), providing a robust tool set for new account boarding, transaction tracking and an advanced sales pipeline management system. IRIS CRM does not require software installation and is deployed as a Software as a Service (SaaS) package of modules.