Infobip, a provider of mobile messaging and payments services, was recently been credited with PCI (News - Alert) DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance certification after the company’s Secure Smart Messaging Service met data security standards set by the payment card industry for handling sensitive financial information. Infobip was awarded the certificate by independent QSA organization NTT (News - Alert) Security in February 2014.
“This certificate is a result of all the hard work Infobip has put into making its services secure. This is the latest step in our commitment to provide a safe environment for sending sensitive financial information such as credit card PINs via SMS,” said Izabel Jelenic, CTO of Infobip. “Our messaging platform has a global reach, serving a diverse range of customers from banks to retailers and even utility companies. Being PCI DSS compliant demonstrates the importance we place on securing our customer data.
Infobip claims that its global messaging platform processes more than 1 BN monthly transactions, sustaining over 120 000 business accounts, and serving OTTs, brands, banks, social networks, aggregators, and other companies in need of highest-quality enterprise messaging solutions. Infobip's technology is trusted by enterprises around the world; and used for the delivery of SMS notifications, loyalty programs, authentication solutions, anti-fraud alerts, one-time PINs and other mobile financial, marketing and security solutions.
Recently, the company launched a virtual currency service dubbed 'Â¥Coins' in Japan. The service targets local as well as international content providers looking to establish a greater presence in the Japanese market. As a virtual currency, Â¥Coins (pronounced Yen Coins) are tokens exchanged for digital and virtual goods in games, social networks and online worlds. The consumer – mobile or online user – purchases Â¥Coins via direct mobile billing, charging the amount directly to the consumer's prepaid or post-paid mobile account, available on all mobile operators in Japan. Alternatively, game cards from Japan's leading providers are also accepted for top-up.