Muscat: Arab Financial Services (AFS), the leading provider of electronic payments and consumer finance outsourcing services, became the first Payment Processor in the Middle East to achieve the prestigious PCI DSS certification on its latest version release 3.2.
"AFS is proud to be among a handful of organizations globally that are certified under PCI-DSS 3.2, one of the most stringent security standards globally.” said AFS Chief Executive Officer B Chandrasekhar. “The certification is a natural outcome of the systematic procedures we have always followed and promoted to provide high level security while ensuring compliance for all our clients.”
"Security measures applied to payment cards in the framework of PCI DSS standard are deployed in all AFS solutions, including the new Debit Processing platform and its range of Value Added Services such as Mobile Payments, Analytics, Loyalty to name a few." he added
"AFS is proud to continue its journey of being the pioneers in adopting such stringent standards, and becoming the 1st Service Provider responding to the new 3.2 standards. We realize the importance of providing assurance to our customers on the resilience of our operations" said AFS Head of Information Security, KunalTaneja
“It is a proud moment for AFS and reiterates our commitment to achieve the highest standard of security for all our products and services” said AFS Chairman Sael Al Waary.
AFS was assisted in this key initiative by SISA Information Security, the leading information risk management provider in the region.
“Hearty congratulation to the entire AFS team on achieving PCI DSS v3.2 certificate of compliance. We appreciate AFS commitment towards 'security and not just compliance' audit philosophy of SISA Information Security WLL” said SISA Chief Executive Officer and founder Dharshan Shanthamurthy.