MegaPath Joins PCI Security Standards Council

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- MegaPath Inc., the leading provider of managed IP data, voice and security services in North America, joined thePCI 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, according to the company.

"Store owners are constantly looking for the most secure and convenient way to conduct financial transactions," said Beth Tyebjee, senior vice president 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."

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.

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

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