Retarus Press Release:

Retarus awarded with PCI DSS certification:

global data centers and communication services meet stringent data security and compliance requirements

Munich, 31/03/2014 // Retarus, a leading global provider of professional messaging services is now certified with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Retarus is the first messaging service provider to be awarded with the PCI DSS certification for data centers and communication services, as they both comply with the stringiest data security and privacy requirements for processing card payments.



Companies and service providers that process card payment transactions that require storing and transmitting payment data, are required to meet strict technical and organizational requirements in order to protect the cardholder’s personal data. These requirements are defined in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI DSS, and apply to all organizations that handle cardholder information for all major debit, credit, prepaid, ATM, and POS cards. Retarus’ data centers and communication services meet this IT security standard initiated by the four major credit card companies, American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Visa and it is considered one of the most secure and stringent standards in the world. Retarus is the first messaging service provider to be awarded the PCI DSS certification for its data centers and services, which has a key impact in all Retarus’ customers worldwide, as they will benefit from additional security when their data is processed and stored.
Retarus ist der erste und einzige Messaging Service Provider, der die PCI-DSS-Zertifizierung sowohl für seine Rechenzentren, als auch für seine Services erhält; © Acertigo AG
PCI DSS certification, awarded by Acertigo AG to Retarus’ messaging services and data centers in Europe and the US, underlines once again Retarus’ superb levels of security. “At a global level, our services adhere to PCI DSS requirements; this offers our entire customer base, both local SMEs or multinational corporations, an additional security boost as independent experts regularly review our processes to ensure we uphold the PCI DSS compliance requirements”, emphasizes Martin Hager, CEO of the Retarus Group.
“The PCI DSS certification is proof of our commitment to provide our customers with maximum protection at our data centers, and to process all information at the highest possible security level”, adds Martin Hager. Retarus complies with all PCI DSS requirements regarding IT systems, business processes and computer networks. The adherence to all 12 standards, such as creating and operating a secure network environment, creating data access regulations, protecting cardholder information etc., is entirely documented in an audit-proof manner.

About Retarus

Retarus is a leading global provider of professional messaging solutions and has been developing and offering services for electronic corporate communications since 1992. Retarus' vision is to create the perfect network for the global economy. Therein, Retarus manages the safe and efficient flow of information for enterprises around the world. Retarus' solutions optimize business process communications, ensuring business continuity and providing highest levels of security and performance. Companies such as Adidas, Bayer, Continental, DHL, DZ Bank, Honda, Linde, Osram, Puma, Sixt, Sony and Thomas Cook as well as 50 percent of the enterprises listed in EURO STOXX 50 rely on Retarus' messaging services to exchange mission-critical business documents. Each of Retarus' employees makes the company's core service values customer focus, innovation, high quality and transparency their mission.

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