Samlink meets the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

Samlink has achieved compliance with PCI DSS regarding security of card details. Compliance with the standard is expected from all partners associated with the banks’ card business. The purpose of the standard it to ensure the safe and secure processing and storage of card details.

“We maintain and develop banking systems with high information security requirements. Compliance with PCI DSS is important to us. It is a global sign of high quality, an indication that an external auditor has verified the standard of our operations and services,” Director Pertti Simola explains.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is an information security standard defining the requirements for processing card details in data systems. It covers all operators and systems storing, processing or conveying card details. The standard is administered by the PCI Security Standards Council, an independent body established by card organisations. Both Visa and MasterCard maintain a list of certified operators approved by them.

For Samlink’s customers, the partner’s compliance with the standard is a basic prerequisite for the banks to be able to offer cards comprehensively to their consumer and corporate customers. Samlink produces card services for its customers very extensively. The company processes details for several customer banks, hundreds of card transactions every year. That is why the audit as carried out at Samlink in its maximal scope.

“The associated servers, applications, telecom connections and workstations were all inspected. Processes and methods were also assessed and changes as required. The changes in the card detail processing chain also touched the work of employees which is why the activities related to the banks’ card details were also taken into account in the office systems. This was a very extensive audit, and the work carried out will give us excellent capabilities for maintaining the audited entity as the card business evolves,” Pertti Simola says.

Achieving compliance with the PCI DSS involved a project spanning many years.

“We had competent employees, close cooperation with customers and a continuous dialogue with the body overseeing the standard. I wish to thank our customers and personnel – this has been a very considerable effort for an operator of our size.”

For further information regarding the PCI DSS audit, please contact:

Director Pertti Simola, pertti.simola@samlink.fi, tel. +358 500 600 739

For further information regarding Samlink’s card services, please contact

Account Director Soile Alanen, soile.alanen@samlink.fi, tel. +358 50 420 0912

 

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