NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MetTel, a leading communications solutions provider for enterprise businesses, today announced that it has officially achieved PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Version 3.0 Level 1 compliance. By subscribing to any of MetTel's converged voice, data, wireless, cloud and managed services, customers of all sizes can secure their IT environment and processes allowing them to accelerate their mandated compliance with the new 3.0 standards.
"With more businesses, including financial institutions and retailers, facing exponentially increasing malicious hacking attempts and data theft issues, PCI DSS V3.0 Level 1 compliance is an absolute necessity if you're serious about security and protecting your customers personal information," said Marshall Aronow, CEO at MetTel. "With this level of assurance, our expanding customer base will not only benefit from a safe and reliable processing environment, but will also reduce applicable security assessment costs."
The PCI DSS is an information security standard required for organizations that process credit card payments, and is designed to prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around sensitive data. With PCI DSS V3.0 Level 1 compliance validation, customers immediately gain a secure environment while storing, processing and transmitting credit card information through MetTel's communications solutions. Now, MetTel can provide the ultimate assurance to customers evaluating the breadth and strength of the company's security processes.
"Making your digital environments PCI V3.0 compliant is just the first step in protecting your organization and its data, and choosing a service provider that easily fits into your policies and procedures is the key to achieving your security goals," said Ed Fox, vice president, Network Services at MetTel. "MetTel provides the added benefit of helping companies identify security intrusions before, during or after they happen, so swift action can be taken to prevent data theft – a concern that should be a top priority for all businesses in this day and age of digital security uncertainty."
PCI DSS specifically outlines best practices and various security controls, and has been in place since 2004 to protect cardholder information. Outside of protecting cardholder data, certification in this standard requires organizations to build and maintain a secure network, maintain a vulnerability management program, regularly test and monitor networks and uphold a stringent information security policy.
MetTel is a leading provider of customized, integrated and managed communications solutions for enterprise customers. By converging all communications over a proprietary network, MetTel enables enterprise companies to easily deploy and manage technology-driven voice, data, wireless and cloud solutions nationwide. With the most comprehensive offering, the highest quality customer care and project management and the ability to completely manage, maintain and secure your communications needs, our portfolio of customer-centric solutions boosts enterprise productivity, reduces costs and simplifies operations. Combining customized and managed communication solutions with a powerful platform of cloud-based software, the company's MetTel Portal® enables customers to manage their inventory, usage, spend and repairs from one simple, user friendly interface. MetTel is a PCI DSS V3.0 Level 1 compliant solution provider. MetTel was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information visit www.mettel.net or contact us at 877.963.8663. MetTel. Smart Communications Solutions.™