IWCO Direct Expands PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance Certification

Ensures Industry Standards For Storage and Transmission of Payment Card Information

Jul 16, 2013, 08:30 ET from IWCO Direct

CHANHASSEN, Minn., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IWCO Direct, a leading provider of direct marketing solutions, announced it has expanded its Level 1 Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard 2.0 (PCI DSS) compliance certification across all IWCO Direct facilities. This certification includes Mail-Gard®, a division of IWCO Direct that provides business continuity and disaster recovery services, whose Warminster, Pa., facility has been PCI certified since 2007.

Compliance with the PCI DSS standard, established by the PCI Security Standards Council, LLC, ensures that IWCO Direct's systems are secured and customers can trust the company's systems and process controls to properly use and store sensitive payment card information.

"Security of financial data is of utmost importance to IWCO Direct, its customers and consumers," said Jim Andersen, IWCO Direct chief executive officer. "PCI DSS certification demonstrates our commitment to ensuring we have the technology and processes in place that our customers require for statement processing and other financial mailings."

This expanded PCI DSS certification underscores IWCO Direct's dedication to protecting not just financial customer data, but all customer and consumer data. In addition, this certification protects IWCO Direct customers from fines and compliance exposure in the event of a data compromise. In order to stay compliant with the PCI DDS standard, IWCO Direct must maintain its secure business network to prevent external attacks and have its internal control processes audited annually by an external Qualified Security Assessor.

PCI DSS applies to the technical and operational system components of any entity that stores, processes or transmits cardholder data. Launched in 2006, the PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security Standards. Compliance with the PCI standards is enforced by the major payment card brands (American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and JCB International) who established the council.

About IWCO Direct
IWCO Direct ( is one of the nation's largest providers of direct marketing solutions. Earning customers' trust by collaborating with North American marketers for more than 40 years, the company's full range of direct mail services includes one of the industry's most sophisticated postal logistics strategies. IWCO Direct pioneered commingling more than 15 years ago and continues to compress time-to-market and revolutionize in-home delivery targeting with DMLogic™. Guided by the "Power Your Marketing™" approach, the company produces highly personalized paper-based and digital marketing programs with impactful design, disciplined execution and measurable response to inspire performance across all marketing channels. Through Mail-Gard® , IWCO Direct offers business continuity and disaster recovery services that provide peace of mind in case of a business interruption. Stay current on direct marketing trends, industry news, postal regulations and more by subscribing to our SpeakingDIRECT blog.