OREM, Utah, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As data theft, cyber hacking, and fraud continue to increase in frequency in the travel industry, businesses seek guidance in areas of data security and compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Leading Travel Commerce Platform, Travelport, is helping their customers achieve proof of PCI compliance. In November of 2017, they partnered with SecurityMetrics, a global leader in data security and PCI compliance, to provide Travelport customers, merchants, and agents with an innovative, online Wizard Tool for PCI compliance certification.
Additionally, on the heels of the Travelport-SecurityMetrics partnership, the online PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) certification referral program, supported by SecurityMetrics, was made available to all International Air Transport Association (IATA) agencies, on request from the association.
PCI DSS compliance can be a lengthy and complex process. By partnering with an experienced PCI compliance service provider, Travelport will streamline, simplify, and reduce the cost of becoming PCI compliant for its merchants, customers, and agents. The PCI DSS certification program gives access to SecurityMetrics Expert, an online tool to guide agents through the self-assessment questionnaire process.
David Meyers, Senior Director Business Development at SecurityMetrics stated: "We are excited to help Travelport travel agents secure payments internationally with SecurityMetrics' consulting and security tools. We've helped millions of merchants keep card & transaction data safe and are looking forward to including Travelport agents in that group."
Alexandra Fitzpatrick, VP Travelport Global Payment Solutions, commented: "Following on from the successful November launch of the PCI DSS service for our customers, we are very happy to now make this available to all IATA agencies globally and provide them with the means to also achieve PCI DSS compliance. The PCI DSS certification program is testament to our commitment to support all businesses in our industry operate within a compliant environment and adhere to regulations."
About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com) SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has tested over 1 million systems for data security and compliance. SecurityMetrics offers PCI level 4 compliance programs, PCI audits, HIPAA audits, GDPR consulting, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and forensic analysis. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.
About Travelport (www.travelport.com) Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) is the technology company which makes the experience of selling, buying and managing travel continually better. It operates a travel commerce platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry. The company facilitates travel commerce by connecting the world's leading travel providers with online and offline travel buyers in a proprietary business-to-business (B2B) travel marketplace.
Travelport has a leadership position in airline merchandising, hotel content and distribution, car rental, mobile commerce and B2B payment solutions. The company also provides critical IT services to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing, departure control and other solutions. With net revenue of over $2.3 billion in 2016, Travelport is headquartered in Langley, UK, has approximately 4,000 staff and is represented in 180 countries and territories.