HELSINKI and WELLESLEY, Mass. -- SSH Communications Security Corp. (OMX:SSH1V), a world-leading provider of enterprise security solutions and end-to-end communications security, and the original developer of the Secure Shell protocol, today announced that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. As a company, SSH Communications Security has robust expertise in encryption and network security, and the companys SSH Tectiaä security solution is widely used to help organizations achieve compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, 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.
As a participating organization, SSH Communications Security 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 this key growing community. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entitys best protection against data criminals.
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, SSH Communications Security demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal.