Spacenet Inc., a provider of satellite and hybrid network services, announces that it has achieved Service Provider Level I PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security) compliance for its VSAT satellite and managed wireline services. The new PCI compliance provides an additional layer of confidence to Spacenet's customers in the retail, hospitality and financial services industries, enabling them to meet the highest standards for financial transaction data security. In addition, Spacenet has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization and will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.
PCI DSS is a uniform and worldwide data security standard that ensures merchants meet minimum levels of security when storing, transmitting or processing credit cardholder data. Meeting PCI data security requirements is required for businesses that process any type of cardholder data.
Spacenet's PCI-compliant network architecture helps companies meet the requirement for a secure financial transaction processing environment. Customers can also consult with Spacenet experts on these security requirements and proper implementation.