1LINK has attained PCI DSS Compliance for next twelve months, eight years running since 2011. 1LINK was assessed by M/s Foregenix (QSA) and is certified to be fully compliant with PCI DSS Version 3.2.1. Foregenix, based out of London, is one of the leading security firms and provides digital forensics investigation services, incident response services, PCI Compliance validation/assessments, security testing & trainings and merchant risk reduction solutions, etc. Foregenix’s team consists of QSAs, specialists from law enforcement & counterterrorism units and specialized digital security firms. They are certified by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) for PCI Forensic Investigation, PCI DSS, PA-DSS, PCI P2PE and PCI PIN Security audits/assessments.
1LINK continues to strive for providing secure digital payments environment in Pakistan and PCI DSS, PA DSS and PCI PIN certifications reflect 1LINK’s commitment towards ensuring customers’ data security for digital transactions ranging from ATM cash withdrawal, Inter Bank Funds Transfer (1IBFT), bill payments, PayPak transactions, etc. In light of the recent spate of cyber threats and frauds faced by payment industry of Pakistan and ensuing doubts on digital payment methods, such compliances certified by globally renowned PCI-QSA firm shall strengthen confidence of members in 1LINK.
PCI DSS and PCI PIN requirements serve as a robust and comprehensive framework for designing and implementing security procedures. Following are some of the advantages 1LINK offers to its customers by virtue of its compliances:
- Secure Network and Systems
- Cardholder data protection
- Vulnerability management program
- Strong access control measures
- Regular monitoring and testing of networks
Pursuant to its vision of providing safe and secure environment for the digital payments, 1LINK has seamlessly migrated from its legacy switching application to next generation switching application “Authentic” by NCR. Authentic is certified as PA DSS compliant switching platform benchmarked currently at 10,000 transactions per second; it is designed to provide increased control of transactions while ensuring functionally rich, secure, resilient and scalable performance.