Navesink, New Jersey, March 22, 2011 — Comprise Technologies, leading developer of revenue management software and related technology for libraries and other municipal agencies, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. As a Participating Organization, Comprise will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.
The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity. More information on the council and the standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org
As a Participating Organization, Comprise will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 600 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity's best protection against data criminals. By joining as a Participating Organization, Comprise, is adding its voice to the process.
"The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data," said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. "By participating in the standards setting process, Comprise demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal."
"Comprise is dedicated to playing a leadership role in the municipal market through education, innovation, and compliance with industry standards. We are proud to have incorporated the latest PCI data security standards across our revenue management product line. As a Participating Organization, Comprise can give the needs and concerns of our market a voice at the Security Standards Council", said Dan Curtin, President of Comprise Technologies.
About PCI Security Standards Council
The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit www.PCISecurityStandards.org.
About Comprise Technologies
Comprise develops software and related technology solutions for municipal agencies such as public libraries. Its Revenue Management products provide customers a full line of PCI DSS compliant solutions for self-service, over the counter, and online payment card transactions. For more information, please visit www.CompriseTechnologies.com.