Ogone Payment Services announces compliance with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) delivering enhanced confidence for its merchants and their customers.
Ogone Payment Services, one of Europe’s largest service providers specialising in the processing of online payments, today announced it has achieved Level 1 Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification for the seventh consecutive year. Level 1 certification is required by all service providers, third party processors, payment gateways, and other organisations that store, transmit, or process payment card information on behalf of financial institutions, payment brands, or merchants and which handle over 300,000 transactions per year.
PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities (merchants and service providers) that store, process or transmit cardholder data. The standard is rigorous and has been endorsed by all major card brands including Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, American Express, Discover Network, and JCB.
As a payment services provider operating in over 35 European markets Ogone was required to demonstrate compliance through an independent audit of its physical security measures, IT environment and information security policies and procedures.
Peter De Caluwe, CEO of Ogone commented: “The online payments industry has a responsibility to do all it can to maintain the security of sensitive payments data. In light of the new powers given to the Information Commissioners Office it is even more important that all businesses handling sensitive data in the UK are PCI-DSS approved.” He continued: ”We are pleased to have achieved the highest level of PCI-DSS accreditation but we will not stop there, we are fully committed to developing our security procedures above and beyond the scope of industry regulation.”
Certification of Ogone’s data security standards was conducted by VOC-Consultancy (Qualified Security Assessor QSA), a fully independent and certified provider of information security and compliance auditing.
A leading pan-European online payment processing provider, Ogone Payment Services has 95% of the Belgium e-commerce payment market. The company has grown rapidly throughout Europe and now serves more than 20,000 customers in 35 markets with offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK.