SOURCE: Braintree


October 22, 2009 08:00 ET

Info Directions Selects Braintree as Payment Solutions Provider

Partnership Leverages Security Expertise to Offer Service Providers Enhanced Credit Card Data Security and Simplified PCI DSS Compliance

VICTOR, NY--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - Info Directions, a leading provider of net-centric billing, rating, order management, workflow and selling solutions for communications service providers, today announced it has selected Braintree Payment Solutions, a leading provider of payment processing and credit card data storage solutions, as a payment processing partner for its telecommunications service provider clients. The partnership offers service providers a best-in-class solution that eliminates the risks of handling, processing and storing credit card data and greatly simplifies Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance.

With the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) continually evolving and new threats to data security always emerging, telecommunications service providers are finding that achieving and managing compliance is costly, time consuming and resource intensive. By engaging with Braintree, Info Directions' telecommunications clients are able to maintain the same user experience, functionality and control over their billing and credit card data management and eliminate the risks associated with storing and managing sensitive data on their own. Braintree's payment processing capabilities are fully integrated with Info Directions' CostGuard® operations and billing solution. Together, Braintree and Info Directions are helping service providers optimize data security and reduce the scope of their PCI compliance concerns.

"We're very pleased to have been selected by Info Directions. Combining Info Directions award-winning CostGuard operations and billing system with our innovative payment solutions will greatly improve how credit card data is processed, stored and secured," said Bryan Johnson, CEO of Braintree Payment Solutions. "For service providers, PCI compliance will be much easier to achieve and maintain because no sensitive data will ever be present to be stolen."

"Info Directions and Braintree are taking a proactive approach to meet the needs of service providers by reducing PCI compliance risks," said Greg Hemiburg, Director of Business Development for Info Directions. "CostGuard's billing and OSS application and Braintree's payment solutions give service providers the ability to reduce their PCI scope by nearly 90 percent, saving both time and money."

Additional Resources:

BLOG: Braintree's Blogtree

VIDEO: The Smart Approach to PCI DSS Compliance

PODCAST: Emerging Strategies for PCI Compliance

WHITEPAPER: Internal vs Outsourced PCI Compliance

CASE STUDIES: Merchant and Service Provider PCI Compliance

About Braintree Payment Solutions:

Braintree Payment Solutions is an industry leading provider of payment processing and PCI Compliance solutions. With Braintree, merchants can eliminate the handling, processing and storage of credit card data thereby reducing the scope of PCI DSS Compliance and increasing credit card data security. There is no change to the user experience and merchants have full control over the credit card data for one-time and recurring payments. Braintree's solutions include the merchant account for credit cards and ACH, payment gateway, credit card storage, risk and fraud solutions and rate management. Braintree is a PCI Level 1 Service Provider. For more information, please visit

About Info Directions, Inc.:

Info Directions provides operations and billing software for the convergent communications market. The company's award-winning CostGuard® and integrated Lexys Point of Sale™ applications help service providers engaged in mobile, MVNO, local, long distance, data and VoIP sales monetize service offerings and streamline operations related to selling, activating, managing and billing customers. Info Directions is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a member of the MSDN ISV Program. To learn more about Info Directions, please call 1.888.924.4110 or visit us at

Contact Information

  • Info Directions contact:
    Stacey Michaels
    Marketing Communications Manager
    833 Phillips Road
    Victor, NY 14564
    888.924.4110, ext. 6886
    Email Contact

    Braintree Payment Solutions contact:
    Nicole Colwell
    802 West Bartlett Rd.
    Bartlett, IL 60103
    Email Contact