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December 15, 2009

SITEBA Selects Verizon Business to Support Security Compliance

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Sistemi Telematici Bancari S.p.A., or “SITEBA,” an Italian payment-service provider, has selected Verizon Business (News - Alert) to help ensure that the company's electronic payment services comply with international payment card industry data-security standards.

Verizon Business officials said that the company’s professional security services team is providing a range of consultancy, audit, management and implementation services to help SITEBA's services achieve and maintain Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or “PCI (News - Alert)-DSS,” certification.

“Our customers need to be confident that our payment systems are completely secure as this reflects on the security of their own transactions,” Raffaele Sandroni, chief information officer at SITEBA, said. “We have a long-standing relationship with the security experts at Verizon Business and appreciate their thorough and comprehensive approach to compliance assessment.” 

“These services have enabled us to optimize our security infrastructure, and we have seen a great improvement in our company's general security awareness,” Sandroni added.

Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications, is a major player in communications and IT solutions. 

In October, Societe des auteurs, compositeurs et editeurs de musique, or “SACEM,” the French private nonprofit collective rights management organization, selected Verizon Business VoIP system to streamline its voice and data communications. 

Verizon officials said that the company’s IP Trunking is providing the association with a quick and easy means of deploying IP telephony across its French operations. As a result, SACEM has already reduced its overall communications expenditure by 25 percent.

SACEM manages the copyright and distribution interests of authors, composers and publishers in France. 

The company selected Verizon's VoIP solution as it offered a quick, flexible and easy migration path to a VoIP environment. 

Verizon IP trunking's centralized, multisite design enables customers to deploy a centralized IP PBX (News - Alert) hub in one location, and then simply extend VoIP as well as unified communication and collaboration services to other sites across an IP network. There is no need for in-country TDM voice trunks or expensive gateway equipment.

To find out more about Verizon, visit the company at the 4GWE Conference. To be held Jan. 20 to 22 in Miami and collocated with ITEXPO East 2010, the 4GWE Conference will focus on the realities of deploying 4G technologies and delivering broadband wireless applications to a growing community of wireless broadband consumers. Verizon’s Thomas G. Dalrymple Jr. is speaking during “Hosted IP Telephony Offers, IP Centrex and SaaS.” Don’t wait. Register now.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire