SOURCE: Masergy Communications Inc.

Masergy Communications Inc.

July 14, 2015 08:30 ET

Masergy Completes Tenth Year of PCI Scanning Vendor Compliance Testing

Company Certified to Address Newly Identified Vulnerabilities for At-Risk Payment Data

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 14, 2015) -  Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking and cloud services, today announced that its professional services team has successfully completed the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) and the Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) Compliance Test Agreement for the PCI Scanning Vendor Program for its tenth consecutive year. The certification tests vendors' ability to properly identify vulnerabilities that could lead to the compromise of cardholder data, and there have been many recent changes to the standard. 

Version 3.1 of the Data Security Standard (DSS) was released in April of this year and included many changes to the standard, and what is considered compliant. One of the biggest changes being that any version of the outdated Secure Socket Layer (SSL) standard is no longer considered secure enough to protect consumer's information.

Masergy's PCI scanning helps merchants and their partners identify this and other weaknesses, including such attacks as POODLE and BEAST, and obtain compliance by upgrading to a current, secure version of Transport Layer Security (TLS).

"Receiving current PCI DSS training to help merchants avoid the latest threats to payment data has been a top priority for Masergy's professional services team for ten years," said Craig D'Abreo, VP of Security Operations, Masergy. "We are proud to be an approved PCI Scanning Vendor and to assess our customers' security posture with a proven process that brings payment systems up-to-date with all compliance standards."

Masergy's Security Risk Management system takes a holistic approach to compliance and tailors assessment services to meet each company's specific needs. Rather than the typical point + click and report approach, Masergy blends several commercial, open source, and in-house tools with manual testing and one-on-one professional consultations to provide customers with actionable remediation that will improve their security posture and help them attain compliance. The assessment process then is conducted a second time to ensure any outstanding compliance issues are resolved and a detailed report is issued to demonstrate full compliance adherence.

In addition to PCI compliance testing, Masergy also conducts the following regulatory compliance testing:

About PCI SSC

The PCI Security Standards Council is a global forum responsible for the development, management, education and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other standards that increase payment data security. Founded in 2006 by the major payment card brands American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the Council has more than 700 Participating Organizations representing merchants, banks, processors and vendors worldwide. To learn more about playing a part in securing payment card data globally, please visit: pcisecuritystandards.org.

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About Masergy
Masergy owns and operates the largest independent global cloud networking platform and delivers fully-managed hybrid networks to enterprises. Masergy also provides advanced managed security and cloud unified communication solutions. Our patented technology, customizable solutions and unmatched customer experience are why a growing number of global enterprises rely on Masergy to deliver performance beyond expectations. Learn more about Masergy and follow us on our blog Transforming Enterprise IT, Twitter @Masergy, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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