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PCI Compliance Leaders Team Up to Deliver Industry’s First End-to-End Solution

February 13, 2013

Plano, Texas – PCI compliance for merchants is now simpler and less costly with the recent launch of an innovative cloud-based solution for securely accepting and transmitting payment card information during online purchase transactions. Layered Tech, a global provider of secure and compliant managed hosting and cloud services, and PayPlum, a creator of products and services to protect and secure sensitive consumer data, have joined forces to implement a genuinely end-to-end solution that enables merchants to securely and compliantly accept sensitive cardholder data while still delivering a high quality branded online experience.

Unlike conventional PCI compliance solutions, PayPlum’s patent pending payment acceptance software safeguards cardholder data from the very beginning of an online payment transaction: the serving of the card data input form. Rather than the merchant delivering blank payment forms from its own servers and bearing the risks of those forms being hacked, in the PayPlum solution the merchant serves only the non-sensitive, branded parts of the payment page while the card data input form itself is simultaneously served from PayPlum’s secure PCI-compliant private cloud.

In addition to managing all the security and compliance challenges of serving payment forms and accepting sensitive data, the PayPlum Enterprise PCI cloud also implements the secure transfer of transaction data to the merchant’s chosen payment gateway. In this solution sensitive cardholder data never touches the merchant’s servers, payments forms, or network, thereby taking them completely out of the scope of PCI compliance and dramatically reducing the associated costs and risks.

Layered Tech hosts the PayPlum private cloud in its PCI-compliant data centers and provides comprehensive management of the cloud to ensure continuous 100% compliance with PCI DSS requirements. As a long-time leader in PCI-compliant hosting and cloud services, Layered Tech was the logical choice to host and manage PayPlum’s groundbreaking compliance solution.

“Security and compliance are the two most important needs we have today,” said PayPlum Co-Founder and CEO Greg McGraw. “Layered Tech’s versatile private cloud offerings, managed compliance services, and commitment to securing data in the most comprehensive and cost-effective way for business clients made them the clear choice for hosting the PayPlum Enterprise PCI compliance cloud.”

“We’re excited to be part of this innovative solution to the daunting security and compliance issues faced by today’s merchants,” said Nate Brancato, Layered Tech’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the PayPlum solution powered by Layered Tech, merchants can completely offload the PCI compliance burden for online payment acceptance, freeing them to focus on delivering great products and services.”

InTown Suites, the leader in extended stay living, is one of the first merchants to benefit from the new PCI compliance solution from PayPlum and Layered Tech. “Online payment is an important amenity for our guests,” said InTown Suites CIO Stephen Bell. “However, developing the systems required to ensure PCI compliance is not feasible internally. The solution provided by PayPlum and Layered Tech will help us implement online payment quickly and efficiently, and guarantee that our payment processing meets PCI requirements.”

About PayPlum

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, PayPlum has been creating innovative products and services exclusively to protect and secure sensitive consumer data while allowing merchants to maintain full control over their brand and technology infrastructure. PayPlum’s exceptional team of experts is dedicated to helping enterprise companies dramatically reduce the scope and costs associated with PCI compliance mandates through effective network segmentation and isolation of all online and mobile touch points that handle sensitive cardholder data. PayPlum’s entire suite of secure middleware software is PCI PA DSS Version 2.0 validated by industry leading qualified security assessor, Coalfire Systems, Inc. For more information please see http://www.PayPlum.com.

About Layered Tech

Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, supporting mission-critical e-business applications, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Tech’s scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit www.layeredtech.com.

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