External auditing confirms Ogone’s secure data handling, transmission and processing Ogone Payment Services announces compliance with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) delivering enhanced confidence for its merchants and their customers.
Ogone Payment Services, one of Europe’s largest service providers specialising in the processing of online payments, today announced it has achieved Level 1 Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for the eighth consecutive year. Level 1 certification is required by all service providers, third party processors, payment gateways, and other organisations that store, transmit, or process payment card information on behalf of financial institutions, payment brands, or merchants and which handle over 300,000 transactions per year.
As a payment services provider operating in over 40 European markets Ogone was required to demonstrate compliance through an independent audit of its physical security measures, IT environment and information security policies and procedures.
Peter De Caluwe, CEO of Ogone commented: “If we are to foster further confidence in online shopping all players within the e-Commerce value chain have a responsibility to reassure online shoppers that their personal data is secure.” He continued: ”Ogone’s offering includes the ability for merchants to store customer data on our own servers in order to reduce the need for investment in their own systems. This makes PCI-DSS accreditation of the highest level critical to our business and our customers.”
Certification of Ogone’s data security standards was conducted by NTT Security (Qualified Security Assessor QSA), a fully independent and certified provider of information security and compliance auditing.
PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities (merchants and service providers) that store, process or transmit cardholder data. The standard is rigorous and has been endorsed by all major card brands including Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, American Express, Discover Network, and JCB.