comforte and ACI Worldwide Partner to Help with Enabling PCI DSS 4.0 Compliance by March 2025

Accelerating the Journey to PCI DSS 4.0 Compliance with ACI Worldwide
Accelerating the Journey to PCI DSS 4.0 Compliance with ACI Worldwide

In a significant move towards enhancing payment data security and achieving compliance with the latest PCI DSS standards, ACI Worldwide has announced a strategic partnership with comforte AG, a global leader in data protection and compliance solutions. This collaboration aims to empower ACI’s customers to seamlessly transition to PCI DSS 4.0 standards by March 2025, ensuring robust security measures for payment transactions.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to protect cardholder data and enhance payment data security globally. With the upcoming PCI DSS 4.0 standard set to introduce new requirements and guidelines for securing payment data, organizations within the payments ecosystem are gearing up for compliance to meet these evolving standards.

ACI Worldwide, a leading provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, recognizes the critical importance of data security and compliance within the payment industry. By partnering with comforte AG, known for its innovative data-centric security solutions, ACI is poised to deliver comprehensive data protection capabilities to its customers, ensuring compliance with PCI DSS 4.0 ahead of the deadline.

One of the key challenges for organizations in achieving PCI DSS compliance lies in securely managing sensitive payment data across their infrastructure. The partnership between ACI and comforte AG will focus on addressing this challenge by integrating comforte’s cutting-edge data protection technologies into ACI’s solutions. This integration will enable ACI’s customers to implement robust data-centric security measures, including encryption, tokenization, and data masking, to safeguard payment data at rest, in transit, and in use.

The collaboration will also involve leveraging comforte’s expertise in data discovery and classification, enabling ACI’s customers to gain deep insights into their data environments and effectively identify and protect sensitive information as per PCI DSS requirements.

Through this strategic partnership, ACI Worldwide aims to provide its customers with a comprehensive and scalable solution that not only meets the stringent requirements of PCI DSS 4.0 but also enhances their overall data security posture. By adopting comforte’s advanced data protection technologies, ACI’s customers can minimize the risk of data breaches, streamline compliance efforts, and build trust among their stakeholders.

In addition to addressing PCI DSS compliance, the partnership between ACI and comforte AG underscores a shared commitment to advancing data security and privacy standards within the payments industry. As organizations continue to navigate the complexities of securing payment data in an increasingly digital landscape, partnerships like this are instrumental in driving innovation and enabling secure, frictionless payment experiences.

The roadmap towards achieving PCI DSS 4.0 compliance by March 2025 involves a collaborative approach between ACI Worldwide, comforte AG, and ACI’s customers. Through joint workshops, training sessions, and implementation support, the partners will work closely with organizations to ensure a smooth transition to the new standards while enhancing data protection capabilities across the payment lifecycle.

In conclusion, the partnership between ACI Worldwide and comforte AG represents a significant milestone in the journey towards PCI DSS 4.0 compliance. By harnessing the combined expertise of both organizations, ACI’s customers can be assured of state-of-the-art data security solutions that not only meet regulatory requirements but also align with industry best practices. This collaboration underscores a shared commitment to driving innovation and strengthening data protection within the global payments ecosystem.

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  • Thomas Gloerfeld

    Thomas Gloerfeld is Director of Partner Development & Marketing NonStop Solutions at comforte and has been associated with the NonStop community for 25 years. Before joining comforte, he held various management positions at ACI Worldwide in Germany and the UK. In his role at comforte he closely monitors topics such as data security, risk and compliance.

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