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MegaPath Joins PCI Security Standards Council as Newest Participating Organization

MegaPath to Participate in Key Standards Setting Body Protecting Payment Cardholder Data

COSTA MESA, CA, August 3, 2010 - MegaPath Inc., the leading provider of managed IP data, voice and security services in North America, today announced it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council. As a participating organization, MegaPath will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

PCI Security Standards Council - Participating Organization

As a Participating Organization, MegaPath will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 500 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity's best protection against data criminals. By joining as a Participating Organization, MegaPath is adding its voice to the process.

MegaPath's Retail Network provides security for credit card transactions and supports data communications for essential retail applications, including point-of-sale (POS), back office systems, training and digital video surveillance. The Company's retail solutions leverage its all-optical, nationwide MPLS backbone to connect stores and remote locations with headquarters. With MegaPath's comprehensive suite of Managed Security Services, which includes Managed Firewall and Digital Certificates/PKI, as well as the expertise of its engineers, the company can customize a secure, flexible IP virtual private network (VPN) solution tailored to a retailer's specific requirements.

"Store owners are constantly looking for the most secure and convenient way to conduct financial transactions," said Beth Tyebjee, SVP of Products and Project Management, MegaPath. "MegaPath's Retail Network provides convenience stores and retailers a fast and secure way to process payment transactions, ultimately reducing costs and improving customer service. We look forward to working with the Council and becoming an active part of the payment standards process and to exchange best practices with others in the industry."

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity. More information on the council and the standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org

"The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data," said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. "By participating in the standards setting process, MegaPath demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal."

PCI Security Standards Council Contact:
Ella Nevill
PCI Security Standard Council
(781) 876-6248
enevill@pcisecuritystandards.org

About PCI Security Standards Council
The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

 

About MegaPath
MegaPath is a leading business communications and network provider that helps businesses fully leverage the cloud. MegaPath’s award-winning service portfolio includes Voice, Unified Communications, SD-WAN, WiFi, and Internet services, backed by dedicated project management and 100% US-based technical support. MegaPath is uniquely positioned to deliver custom managed solutions to businesses that desire a broad range of high-value services from a single nationwide provider. With over twenty years of expertise, MegaPath empowers businesses of all sizes to simplify operations, improve communications, increase productivity, and lower costs.

To learn more about MegaPath’s leading service offerings, please visit www.megapath.com.

MegaPath Media Contact:
Tony Welz
Welz & Weisel Communications
703-877-8101
tony@w2comm.com

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