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BT Buynet Selects Cybertrust to Ensure Payment Card Protection


Cybertrust to Help Guide Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance for BT’s Credit and Debit Card Processing Service

LONDON - November 08, 2006 - BT Buynet, a provider of credit and debit card processing services for UK merchants, has teamed with global information security specialist Cybertrust® to work to achieve and maintain compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

BT Buynet is a major provider of card processing services with clients including UGC Cinemas, Bosch and O2. The company also holds the world record for most online donations in one day for the DEC Tsunami Appeal. Cybertrust is providing BT Buynet with PCI scanning and certification services.

Paul Cunningham, Systems Architect from BT Buynet comments: "As BT Buynet is a major presence in the UK card processing sector, we are required to provide proof of our compliance from a Visa-accredited security specialist. With our certification from Cybertrust, Visa can confidently advise merchants that BT Buynet is a capable and secure processing company to work with.

We chose Cybertrust because of their world-renowned reputation as a trusted security advisor, the skills and expertise of their team and their broad understanding of information security and capability"

“We are delighted that BT Buynet has entrusted Cybertrust to deliver its PCI scanning and certification services, says John Holland, Cybertrust Senior Vice President and General Manager for EMEA. ”PCI standards were established as an initiative by the major credit card companies to secure customers’ confidence in card transactions amid concerns over the safety of online purchasing, the integrity of companies handling customer account data and possible identity fraud. By enabling organisations’ such as BT Buynet to demonstrate compliance, they can give their customers, and their customers’ customers, peace of mind that they are committed to adhering to the very strictest standards"

PCI standards are a combination of the payment card industry’s firms’ existing security programs and a world wide benchmark of security practices for all organisation that store, process or transmit cardholders data.

To comply, such organisations must carry out regular scans and audits of their networks and ensure the way they work is as safe as the standard demands. The deadline for compliance has been set for the 30th of June 2007.

About Cybertrust
Cybertrust is the global information security specialist, delivering services that secure critical data, protect identities and help customers demonstrate ongoing compliance. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, United States, with more than 30 offices around the globe, Cybertrust is one of the world’s largest providers of information security and is recognized as the global market leader in managed security services. For more information, visit

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