du heightens security of its payment gateway
du customers can now process their payment transactions and cardholder data more safely and securely with the PCI-DSS compliance
du has announced it has increased the security of its payment gateway in line with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DDS) compliance to protect its customers.
PCI DSS is a proprietary information security standard for organisations handling branded credit cards from the major card schemes including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB.
The security standards set the operational and technical requirements for organisations in accepting or processing payment transactions, and for software developers and manufacturers of applications and devices used in those transactions. Therefore the certification enables du customers to process their payment transactions and cardholder data more securely.
Fahad Al Hassawi, chief commercial officer, du, said: "PCI-DSS Compliance enables du to tighten its already stringent security processes and procedures to offer customers peace of mind when processing online and remote payment transactions. This innovative operational software will benefit organisations across the UAE, accepting or processing payment transactions."
"Maintaining payment security is a serious business and it is vital that every entity is responsible for their security of cardholder data and follows the PCI Data Security Standards," said Dr. Kamran, principal consultant at UK-based GRC360 Ltd., the PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessment company who awarded the PCI DSS certificate to du.