September 14, 2010 11:59 ET

ATCO I-Tek Awarded Prestigious Data Security Certification

Demonstrates commitment to customer credit card safety

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2010) - ATCO I-Tek has achieved Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification, an elite level within the business. The internationally recognized certification demonstrates the company's ongoing commitment to proactively protect customer credit card information.

"We are dedicated to protecting cardholder data," said Scott Garvey, President, ATCO I-Tek. "This certification validates that ATCO I-Tek's technical and operational data security solutions meet the strict standards established by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council."

PCI DSS specifies stringent and comprehensive requirements for security management, standards, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures.

"The rigorous certification process confirms that we provide a high level of data security and that we have the controls in place to effectively safeguard our clients from data breaches," Mr. Garvey said.

ATCO I-Tek is a trusted provider of customer care, utility billing and information technology solutions. The company manages approximately 2.4 million customer relationships, answers more than 1.8 million customer calls, produces approximately 11.8 million statements, processes more than 10.6 million payments and collects more than $3.4 billion on behalf of retail energy and utility clients each year.

ATCO I-Tek is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 7,500 employees and assets of approximately $9.9 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities (pipelines, natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), Energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction), Structures & Logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement) and Technologies (business systems solutions). Full details can be found at

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Contact Information

  • ATCO I-Tek
    Scott Garvey
    (780) 420-7995