Payment Card Industry (PCI) Upgrades Cvent to Level 1 Compliance Status
Cvent System Maintains the Highest Standards of Data Security for Payments and Transactions
MCLEAN, VA – SEPTEMBER 03, 2009 – Cvent, the leading global provider of meeting management, site selection and web survey software for over 14,000 users in 22 countries, announced an upgrade from Level 2 to Level 1 compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. The PCI Security Standards Council, which was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa, Inc., has defined stringent credentials and qualifications for various levels of PCI compliance. The service provider designation for Level 1 PCI Compliance signifies that all payments and credit card transactions sent through Cvent meet the highest standards possible for data security. Cvent joins a select group of only 1,000 service providers in the world that have been awarded PCI Level 1 status, including Amazon, Oracle, Fidelity, and PayPal.
In order to achieve PCI Level 1 status, Cvent networks and data security procedures went through an extensive and thorough third-party audit process. Among many security enhancing initiatives, Cvent also implemented upgrades to the event management system. Cvent Chief Information Officer, Dwayne Sye, said, “Cvent has always been committed to maintaining the highest level of data security. We have maintained a Level 2 PCI compliance status for many years because the value of the Cvent system rests upon the understanding that client data is always protected to the greatest possible degree. We are pleased to announce that our longtime commitment to data security has enabled Cvent to achieve Level 1 status for PCI compliance.”
Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world's largest meetings and event management technology company and has 1,200 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for online event registration, meeting site selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys, and helps more than 10,000 clients in 90 countries manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. Cvent's client base includes corporations from every major industry, associations, universities, and non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit www.cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.