Convio Validated Level 1 PCI DSS Compliant by Trustwave
Austin, Texas, February 16, 2009 — Convio, Inc. today announced Level 1 compliance validation with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Trustwave, the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world, performed the PCI DSS compliance validation for the company.
"Convio is taking a leadership role in the nonprofit sector by creating a strong security posture to protect every transaction they process through the Convio platform," says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. “The Level 1 PCI DSS compliance validation means that the processes, procedures, network configuration and overall environment have met the stringent guidelines of a third-party audit.”
PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands — Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB. Under the PCI DSS, payment service provider compliance requirements are segmented into three levels based on the number of transactions processed and/or transmitted annually.
“Transparency and accountability are important in the trust relationship between nonprofit organizations and their constituents,” said Gene Austin, chief executive officer of Convio. “PCI DSS compliance is a necessity for Convio and our clients who trust us to securely facilitate millions of dollars in donations for their organizations while protecting their donor data. As clients of the legacy vendors try to meet the compliance standards on their own, Convio’s community of clients receive the value with no additional costs or complications. Successfully validating our PCI DSS compliance and recently completing the SAS 70 Type II audit reflects our commitment to excellence and reaffirms our clients’ confidence in us and the reliability, efficiency, and quality we deliver. ”
Convio is the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management (CRM) software and services that give nonprofit organizations a better way to inspire and mobilize people to support their organization. The company’s online marketing suite offers integrated software for fundraising, advocacy, events, email marketing and web content management, and its Convio Common Ground™ CRM system helps organizations efficiently track and manage all interactions with supporters. All Convio products are delivered through the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and are backed by a portfolio of best-in-class consulting and support services and a network of partners who provide value-added services and applications focused on the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.