Daisy Group and Phoenix Managed Networks Launch Solution in Line with New PCI Regulations (Retail)

Daisy Group and Phoenix Managed Networks Launch Solution in Line with New PCI Regulations (Retail)

Solution comes at a pivotal time with emerging, new Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS)

Leading telecommunications provider, Daisy Group has joined forces with Phoenix Managed Networks, the provider of an easily deployed and extremely affordable cloud-based network security and management service, to offer a PCI Level One certified solution to the retail market.

The new service, PhoeniXSentry, offers security for the processes and data carried through transactional networks. It not only protects the existing network, but also runs payment data over a physically separate network from back-office information for additional security.

“This solution is one of a kind,” said Russell Simmonite, Head of Enterprise Sales at Daisy Group. “There are no other services that offer voice, data and mobile connectivity, all supported by around-the-clock management. Given the sensitive nature of the data that transactional networks hold and the hefty fines that security breaches ensue, it is more important than ever to safe harbour your business. The launch of this service comes at a pivotal time for the retail market, as the new PCI regulations come to fruition.”

PhoeniXSentry is supported by a security appliance that is independently certified by ICSA Labs. Daisy Group will provide telephony, internet connectivity, a managed installation service and the option of 3G failover to the solution, so in the event that internet connectivity fails, customers are still able to operate over the mobile network.

“Approximately 80 percent of businesses are still operating outside the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. With solutions like PhoeniXSentry, we aim to make compliance easier for UK retailers,” said Simmonite.

“Our partnership with Daisy Group will make it very easy for both direct and indirect customers to meet the daily challenges associated with internet security, while continually meeting their PCI DSS requirements,” states Alan Stephenson-Brown, Senior Vice President of International Sales and Business Development for Phoenix Managed Networks. “Bringing a comprehensive solution to market will alleviate most of the associated burdens without significant impacts on costs, especially in light of the new changes to the PCI mandate.”


About Daisy Group

Daisy Group plc (AIM: DAY) is a leading provider of unified communications to business customers. The Group provides unified communications across a product portfolio including data, mobile, systems, maintenance and voice, offering an end-to-end solution for all business communications needs.


About Phoenix Managed Networks

As a network provider to some of the world’s leading financial institutions and blue chip companies, Phoenix Managed Networks provides reliable, cost-effective payment communications, gateway and network security services that connect and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Phoenix has established a reputation of delivering quality, innovation and uncompromising customer care. For more information, please visit http://www.phoenixmanagednetworks.com.


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