HARROGATE, England, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
New solution first to offer consolidated card payment, voice and data services over one secure connection
InTechnology today launched a PCI-certified managed service called PaySecure Connect™. The cloud services provider has partnered with Phoenix Managed Networks and Mako Networks to deliver a resilient MPLS network and a secure PCI-certified payment infrastructure which is also capable of delivering managed voice and data services over the same secure connection.
PaySecure Connect has been developed to overcome the complexity of achieving and maintaining compliance with PCI data security standards and is the first package to offer consolidated payments authorisation between the retailer and banks with a scalable communication and managed services network.
Natalie Duffield, customer management director at InTechnology said: "The recent security breach at card processing firm Global Payments which exposed Mastercard, Visa and Discover's customers' credit card details throws a spotlight on the necessity for maintaining payment security vigilance.
PaySecure Connect provides an easily implemented, fully secure retail network environment for payment and managed voice and data services. It is a reliable and cost-effective way for retailers - and other organisations who take credit card transactions - to reduce the risk of non-compliance with PCI regulations while benefiting from the latest connectivity technologies, reduced costs, and improved speeds and performance."
Alan Stephenson-Brown, UK director of Phoenix Managed Networks commented: "Maintaining PCI compliance is complex even for the experts and is certainly beyond most merchants. PaySecure Connect is the first that has been externally certified level 1 PCI DSS compliant but also crucially it is easy to implement and takes away a significant part of the burden faced by merchants when attempting to achieve compliance.
"With PaySecure Connect there are a number of operational advantages. Rapid transaction times, improved customer throughput and 24/7 support is included with every licence. No matter how many managed services you opt for, you'll only have to deal with one expert supplier."
This converged connectivity delivers significant cost savings to multi-site, multi-checkout retailers and businesses that need to take card payments, as valuable seconds that increase customer throughput are shaved off each transaction time. In addition, PaySecure Connect adds further value by removing many of the in-house resource costs needed to establish and adhere to PCI standards.
PaySecure Connect is the ultimate one-stop shop offering for retail environments:
- Reduced complexity - simplifying the compliance process
- Advanced security - keeping retailers compliant
- Cost savings - providing better performance
- Seamless integration - consolidating multiple services
- Scalability - adding services as and when they are needed
For more information on PaySecure Connect visit: http://www.paysecureconnect.com
InTechnology (http://www.intechnology.co.uk) is one of the UK's leading service providers and delivers Cloud-based services to over 800 public and private sector businesses across the UK. It has an unrivalled mix of skills embracing Network, Hosting, Data, Voice and Unified Communications. InTechnology is also the first UK provider to integrate hosted IP Telephony with Microsoft OCS and offer it as a fully managed, hosted service. We've now added Hosted Exchange to the solution and to provide a complete, unique and fully managed Unified Communications package. With 25 years experience as leaders and innovators in the managed services market, InTechnology continue to be ahead of the curve in the solutions they bring to their customers.
About Phoenix Managed Networks
Phoenix Managed Networks is a global provider of payments communications, gateway and payment support services, delivering a state-of-the-art, reliable and cost effective solutions connecting retailers with the world's banks, acquirers and processors. Founded in January 2010 with its global headquarters located in Reston, Va., Phoenix has been highly successful in advocating a combination of quality, innovation and uncompromising customer care.