August 1, 2012, 9:59 AM

Bongo Receives Highest Level of Data Security Compliance

PCI-DSS represents a very strict set of requirements designed to ensure that companies who process, store or transmit credit card information are maintaining a secure environment.

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Aug. 1, 2012-- Bongo International announced today they recently received the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Level 1 Service Provider Certification, the highest certification level for payment data security in the eCommerce industry.

PCI-DSS represents a very strict set of requirements designed to ensure that companies who process, store or transmit credit card information are maintaining a secure environment. The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) was established in September 2006 to manage the ongoing evolution of PCI security standards and improve payment account security throughout the transaction process. The PCI-DSS is independently driven by major credit card companies (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB) to safeguard customer financial data. Compliance mandates that service providers meet and maintain stringent security benchmarks when they process and transmit cardholder information. More information on the council and standards can be found at http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

"Maintaining PCI Level 1 compliance demonstrates our ongoing commitment and investment in providing secure International eCommerce enablement solutions," states Federico Lara, CTO of Bongo International.                                

Bongo takes protection of personal customer information very seriously. To ensure certification, they passed a rigorous audit of data storage, encryption measures, network systems, access controls, threat and vulnerability management, monitoring and testing procedures, and security policies.

About Bongo

Bongo International, LLC was founded in 2007 to overcome the challenges associated with International Cross Border e-Commerce transactions by both Consumers and Businesses. Bongo enables over 3,000 merchants to transact international orders through a series of services that provide the merchant with fraud guarantees, multi-currency payment options, language translation, and international fulfillment. Bongo owns and operates 100% of their services, allowing them to be the most flexible international eCommerce solution in the marketplace. Learn more at http://BongoUS.com.

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