MiraTel Selects Fusepoint to Develop and Manage PCI Compliant Online Payment Application for Lottery Ticket Sales

Growing need for compliance with stringent Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) in Canada driving new business for managed services provider

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This is an exciting opportunity for MiraTel as we migrate a traditional sales platform to an online transaction, where there is absolutely no room for error, and security is paramount

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 26, 2009

Fusepoint Managed Services, a leading provider of outsourced IT services and infrastructure, today announced it has been selected by MiraTel Solutions Inc., a payment processing application service provider, to fully manage and host the company's new online lottery ticket sales application.

MiraTel, which currently provides back office support for the Canadian lottery industry by supplying full service, help desk, credit card processing, and ticket sales, is now developing an online presence for the lottery industry to sell tickets. However, the site must adhere to stringent PCI compliance rules and regulations and be operational in less than a month.

The PCI compliance standard applies to any organization that holds onto, processes or stores credit card information, and MiraTel knew finding a PCI compliant provider was the key to making this opportunity a reality. After conducting a marketplace review, MiraTel chose Fusepoint Managed Services to manage their online payment application.

"This is an exciting opportunity for MiraTel as we migrate a traditional sales platform to an online transaction, where there is absolutely no room for error, and security is paramount," said Alex Moffat, Managing Director, MiraTel. "We required a Canadian managed services provider that could assist us in developing and managing an online website that could gather payment information and comply with Tier 1 PCI standards. Fusepoint easily met both of those requirements and provided us with the knowledge and expertise we needed to develop a nimble, safe and secure web site."

Based on PCI best practices, and taking a consultative approach, Fusepoint built the web site http://www.ordertickets.ca, which will go live in September, to collect payment information and ticket sales online. The core payment collection technology is currently live and processing payment information for another charitable lottery.

"If you process credit cards in any way, PCI DSS compliance is mandatory," said George Kerns, President and CEO Fusepoint. "As one of the only Tier 1 PCI compliant hosting providers in Canada we are seeing very strong demand in the marketplace as organizations outsource the critical components of their payment environment to ensure compliance with leading industry standards."

Throughout the process, Fusepoint's security and application development teams collaborated to ensure MiraTel would comply with PCI compliance standards including the online payment application itself, the hardware, bandwidth, data backup, firewall, antivirus, network intrusion detection and end to end monitoring and reporting.

About Fusepoint Managed Services
Founded in 1999, Fusepoint is a privately held company with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. Through our proven record of success we have built a loyal base of over 400 customers and strong, strategic relationships with Canada's leading technology and communication companies. Fusepoint's managed IT solutions are SLA-guaranteed, scalable and designed to reduce cost structures while mitigating risk. Fusepoint is also SAS 70 Type II, CICA 5970, and Tier 1 PCI compliant, which means our processes are rigorously and continuously audited by accredited third parties and consistently operate at the highest levels within the industry. For more information, visit http://www.fusepoint.com

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Director Marketing Fusepoint
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