Tekmark's TekSecure Labs Successfully Completes PCI Scanning Vendor Compliance Testing for Tenth Straight Year

Edison, NJ -Tekmark Global Solutions, one of the largest privately held providers of information technology, communications, and consulting services to companies worldwide, today announced that in accordance with the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the Approved Scanning Vendors (ASV) Compliance Test Agreement, TekSecure Labs®, a division of Tekmark Global Solutions, has successfully been recertified by the Council. This is the tenth year in a row that Tekmark has maintained this certification since the inception of the PCI Standards in 2006!

This certification allows Tekmark to perform vulnerability scans of PCI customers and issue a certified report with a determination as to whether they have passed or failed.This certification complements Tekmark's managed PCI offerings that provide the monitoring and management of networks and security devices for Tekmark customers. Together with its other managed service offerings, including Managed Firewall Service, Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) Consulting, Managed Wi-Fi, Security Engineering Support, and Data Breach Protection, TekSecure Labs offers its customers a "one stop shop" for important PCI, IT security, and technology solutions throughout North America.

The PCI Data Security Standard (DSS), endorsed by major credit card companies worldwide, requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit cardholder data, to adopt information security controls and processes to ensure cardholder data protection. A key component of the PCI DSS is the requirement for organizations to have quarterly external vulnerability scans performed by an ASV qualified by the PCI SSC. As one of these qualified ASVs, TekSecure Labs performs external vulnerability scans on a regular basis for numerous merchants and service providers.

"Maintaining our ASV certification since the inception of the PCI Security Council demonstrates our longstanding commitment to provide security services to the retail and hospitality industries", stated Jeremiah Sahlberg, Chief Information Security Officer for Tekmark. "This solution integrates with our portfolio of professional and managed security services to safeguard our customers as they adopt cloud, mobile and wireless technologies."

In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, the PCI DSS annual ASV qualification reassures merchants and service providers that they are being assessed accurately and fairly by high-quality service providers. The vendors approved by the PCI Security Standards Council are the only entities qualified to perform PCI DSS external vulnerability scans.


About PCI Security Standards Council 

The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by fostering broad awareness and education of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org

About TekSecure Labs 

TekSecure Labs, the cyber-security division of Tekmark Global Solutions, is a market leader in providing managed security solutions for businesses of all sizes and types. TekSecure Labs provides comprehensive network security, integrated managed services, and a portfolio of technology risk management solutions through a suite of products and services designed to ensure the highest level of network security for mission critical applications. For more information, please visit  http://www.tekmark.com/services/cybersecurity-services.

About Tekmark Global Solutions  

As one of the longest standing privately held technology and telecom solutions providers in the world, Tekmark Global Solutions delivers innovative, cost-effective, and results-driven solutions to help our clients excel in their respective marketplace. Our client rolodex is vast, and includes a broad range of Fortune 100 and 500 companies in telecommunications, financial services, technology, insurance, health care, pharmaceutical, internet product and services, as well as state and city government agencies. For additional information, visit www.tekmark.com.


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