Nochex, a UK-based provider of online payment services, has been certified for PCI DSS Level 1 Version 3.0 to fully comply with new rules regulating the security of online card payments.
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 was established to help businesses process card payments securely and reduce card fraud by protecting card holder information.
The standard is upgraded in every three years to make sure it stays abreast of the latest security requirements. The latest update (version 3.0) was released in November 2013 and becomes obligatory in 2015.
Martin Greenbank, CEO of Nochex, said: "Nochex is delighted to have passed its assessment. Security is of paramount importance to a payment service like ours which is why we were so keen to be assessed against the most up to date version of the standard.
"It was a demanding exercise but the last thing we want is for our customers to be at risk. Being among the first really is the icing on the cake. We strive to be the very best at everything we do and obviously security is no exception."