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As council’s newest participating organization Merchant Partners to contribute to the development of PCI security standards

Redmond, WA, October 2, 2018:  Merchant Partners, a technology company specializing in payment gateway and managed security services, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a new Participating Organization. Merchant Partners will work with the PCI SSC to help secure payment data worldwide through the ongoing development and adoption of the PCI Security Standards.

The PCI SSC leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing flexible, industry-driven and effective data security standards and programs. The keystone is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process and preventing, detecting and mitigating criminal attacks and breaches.

As a Participating Organization, Merchant Partners adds its voice to the standards development process and will collaborate with a growing community of more than 800 Participating Organizations to improve payment security worldwide. Merchant Partners will also have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council and share cross-sector experiences and best practices at the annual PCI Community Meetings.

“In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, PCI Security Standards and resources help organizations secure payment data and prevent, detect and mitigate attacks that can lead to costly data breaches,” said Mauro Lance, Chief Operating Officer of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a Participating Organization, Merchant Partners demonstrates they are playing an active part in improving payment security globally by helping drive awareness and adoption of PCI Security Standards.”

“As a company, we are dedicated to delivering a secure payment infrastructure to our partners and customers” said Phillip Horvath, SVP of Professional Services.  “Merchant Partners is proud to join the PCI Security Standards Council as a Participating Organization, demonstrating that we are playing an active role in mitigating threats, improving payment security and driving awareness and adoption of PCI Security Standards.”

About the PCI Security Standards Council
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 About Merchant Partners
Merchant Partners Is a technology company that specializes in payment gateway and managed security services for payment processors, banks, merchants, software developers, and large aggregators.