Bangalore – September 15, 2010
Significant accomplishment for Infosys BPO since this an organization-wide PCI Compliance vis-à-vis a specific customer account PCI Compliance
Infosys BPO, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, today announced being certified compliant with the Payment Card Industry's Data Security standards V1.2.1 (PCI-DSS). The certification affirms Infosys BPO's commitment to a strong data protection and information management strategy and places it among a handful of 3rd party service providers around the globe to have achieved this distinction.
PCI-DSS is a comprehensive set of standards that require merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to strict information security controls and processes. The certification involves verification of the implementation of a number of mandated control objectives that are specific to technology design, network and physical data security.
"Infosys BPO is proud to be among a handful of organizations globally that are certified under PCI-DSS, one of the most stringent security standards globally", said Srikant Balan, Head of Risk Management at Infosys BPO. "The certification is a natural outcome of the systematic procedures we have always followed and promoted to provide high level security while ensuring compliance for all clients."
Payment Card Industry Compliance has become one of the watch words of Information Security today. PCI Data Security Standard is developed by PCI Security Standard Council, a group of top card issuers in the world including Visa, MasterCard, Amex, JCB, and Discover. The standard is noted as one of the most stringent security standards in the world. The primary aim of the standard is to provide assurance that the cardholder information dealt by an organization is sufficiently secure and protected as per the stringent requirements of the standard.
Infosys BPO Ltd. ( www.infosysbpo.com), the Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies was set up in April 2002. Infosys BPO focuses on integrated end-to-end outsourcing and delivers transformational benefits to its clients through reduced costs, ongoing productivity improvements, and process reengineering. Infosys BPO operates in India, the Czech Republic, China, the Philippines, Poland, Mexico, USA and Brazil and as on June 30, 2010 employed approximately19, 327 people. It closed FY 2009-10 with revenues of $352.1 million.
Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. As on June 30, 2010, the Infosys group employed about 114,800 employees in over 50 offices worldwide. Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index and The Global Dow. For more information, visit www.infosys.com.
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