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EZYield Earns Highest Level PCI Certification for Two-Way Hotel Reservation Transaction Process
Third-party audit ensures that EZYied’s two-way transaction process between hotel guests and OTA’s meets payment card industry’s most stringent security requirements
Winter Springs, FL (April 06, 2011) – EZYield, the originator of automated online distribution management solutions for the worldwide hospitality industry, has achieved third-party Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Level 1 Certification for its entire end-to-end hotel reservations processing system. A significant step beyond mere compliance, the certification by an unbiased auditor demonstrates EZYield’s commitment to transactional security, and to providing the highest-quality service in the online distribution management sector.
PCI-DSS is a series of requirements designed to ensure that companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. As the industry-leading reservation delivery platform, EZYield processes thousands of hotel booking transactions every day. With EZYield having officially passed the rigorous requirements of the PCI-DSS certification process, EZYield’s more than 3,500 hotel partners can be assured that their guests’ sensitive data is handled with the utmost security.
“Full PCI certification, not simply compliance, was a fundamental and critical requirement for us to implement any reservation delivery solution and we would accept nothing short of that,” said Chris Thacker, Corporate Distribution Manager of Thistle Hotels. “EZYield not only fulfilled that requirement, but did so in a time frame that aligned with our internal project needs. The expectations, objectives, and deliverable regarding PCI were not only completed successfully, but completed ahead of schedule. It’s this kind of integrity and commitment that drives our desire to grow our partnership with EZYield.”
EZYield’s third-party PCI-DSS audit was conducted by Kenneth R. Rowe, vice president of Chief Security Officers, a technology security certification firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Rowe is recognized as a Qualified Security Assessor by the PCI Security Standards Council, the international
umbrella organization that governs the security standards for the payment card industry.
“Any company can claim to be PCI-compliant, as that essentially means simply checking a few boxes on a self-assessment questionnaire. PCI certification is much more rigorous,” says Michael Miller, EZYield’s chief technology officer. “While some of our competitors are comfortable merely claiming to have these measures in place, we at EZYield believe that our clients and their customers deserve the confidence of knowing for certain that their transactions are processed and completed with the utmost security. We’re not just stating our system is secure—we have proven it.”
Founded in 2002, EZYield is the premier global provider of online distribution management for hotels. EZYield helps hotels maximize efficiency and increase revenue by streamlining connections between multiple systems and booking channels. Its easy-to-use, web-based Fuzion Hospitality Suite features integrated hotel reservation delivery, a proprietary web booking engine and the industry’s most trusted channel management solution. With an unmatched passion for service—combined with superior system performance, high security PCI Level 1 certification, systems integration and cloud computing expertise, and the largest distribution network of over 650 websites—EZYield delivers on the promise of worry-free distribution for hoteliers. More than 4,000 customers in 96 countries are served by the company’s team of in-market experts with regional offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe. For more information, visit www.ezyield.com.
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