SHC Direct Offers FIPS Compliant Solutions

The Leader in Loyalty and Database Solutions Extends Platform Capabilities to Operate Programs In Compliance with Federal Security Standards

Nov 09, 2012, 09:56 ET from SHC Direct

CHICAGO, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SHC Direct, an industry leader in Loyalty and Customer Engagement Solutions, offers the ability to operate platforms in compliance with FIPS-140 (Federal Information Processing Standard).  This service uses software that is certified through the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), a program jointly operated by the United States Government's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

When federal agencies and departments select and partner with preferred vendors, the use of FIPS-140 certified software and hardware is a requirement.  In 2008, SHC Direct implemented software and infrastructure solutions, which allow it to offer FIPS compliant platforms.

The 140 Publication Series improves the utilization and management of computer and telecommunications systems in the Federal Government.  Operated through the Information Technology Laboratory under the NIST, the system leverages leadership, technical guidance and coordination of government efforts through the development and maintenance of standards and guidelines. 

In addition to offering FIPS compliant solutions for specific clients, SHC Direct has maintained its status as a Level 1 Validated Service Provider under the requirements of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).

"At SHC Direct, we improved our capabilities to meet these standards so we can work with government departments and agencies to provide documentation at the highest levels of security," said Jeffrey Harris, President & CEO, SHC Direct.  "SHC's compliance and knowledge to operate under these platforms allows us to better understand our partners while securely managing their data."

About SHC Direct – SHC Direct, a leader in Loyalty and Customer Engagement, provides services to well recognized and sought after specialty retail brands in the United States and abroad.  SHC Direct creates data driven and actionable insights through analysis of consumer shopping behavior to build client marketing strategy.  SHC Direct delivers knowledge to make smart marketers wiser.

Lindsay Ressler, FUEL Partnerships