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Travelport Launches PCI DSS Certification Tool for IATA Agencies

Travel commerce platform Travelport has partnered with SecurityMetrics, a leading company in data security, to help travel agents achieve proof of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance at preferential rates.

According to an announcement by Travelport, the lack of compliance with the PCI DSS leaves IATA (International Air Transport Association)-certified travel agents open to data theft, cyber hacking and fraud. Compliance with the PCI DSS in the form of a completed Attestation of Compliance brings greater security and protection to agents.

“The ability to demonstrate proof of PCI DSS compliance is key for agencies to be seen as trusted partners to their customers,” Alexandra Fitzpatrick, VP of Travelport Global Payment Solutions said.

“The PCI DSS certification program in partnership with SecurityMetrics is a simple way for our customers’ businesses to operate within a compliant environment and adhere to regulations,” Fitzpatrick added.

The online wizard tool for PCI compliance from the SecurityMetrics PCI Customer Portal is a quick and easy option for Travelport-connected agents to get started and complete a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) on their payment processing environment. Merchants and agents can then show proof of compliance through the completion of an Attestation of Compliance.

“We believe our security tools, cloud-based PCI compliance module, and award-winning 24/7 support, combine to make the best PCI solution in the world”, said John Bartholomew, SecurityMetrics VP of Technology.

SecurityMetrics is an Approved Scanning Vendor; Qualified Security Assessor, and Certified Forensic Investigator, and guides organizations through compliance mandates (PCI, HIPAA, GDPR).

Travelport is a leading travel commerce platform, providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the global travel and tourism industry.

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