— BCTC Joins Global Group of PCI Recognized Labs to Provide Device Testing to Validate Compliance to the PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Requirements —
BEIJING, 6 February 2017 – The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co. (BCTC) announced today that BCTC is now a PCI recognized laboratory approved to conduct security evaluations of payment acceptance devices.
BCTC joins a select group of labs globally that test and validate that payment devices meet the PCI Personal Identification Number (PIN) Transaction Security (PTS) requirements for protecting cardholder data. PCI PTS requirements are used around the world by device manufacturers for building secure equipment used in connection with accepting and processing payment card data. PCI approved devices, which include in-store terminals, card readers and mobile payment devices, are listed on the PCI SSC website to help businesses choose technologies that are verified to protect their customers’ payment information.
“Today we welcome BCTC to the PCI family. This is a world-class facility with outstanding staff expertise,” said PCI SSC General Manager Stephen W. Orfei. Orfei added, “China is a critical market for global commerce and a strategic priority for PCI. This lab will serve as a tremendous resource for Chinese businesses and consumers, protecting payment data within China, and for all of us who do business with China.”
“It’s our great pleasure to be recognized by PCI SSC,” said Mr. Sun Yanqi, Chairman of the Board and the Lab Top Manager of BCTC. “BCTC is devoted to protecting payment security all over the world with its near 20 years’ experience. Being a PCI recognized lab is a big step forward in payment security protection expertise for us. We look forward to working together with PCI SSC to keep improving and contributing more in this area.”
PCI SSC Chief Operating Officer Mauro Lance added, “It’s a privilege to welcome BCTC to this group of globally recognized labs. Given their world-class technical staff, equipment and processes, we’re confident that BCTC will help us continue delivering robust security testing for PTS devices.” PCI validated PTS devices are listed on the PCI SSC website at:
PCI recognized laboratories are listed on the PCI SSC website at: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/assessors_and_solutions/pci_recognized_laboratories
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Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co., Ltd. is also well-known as Bank Card Test Center (BCTC). With its first lab established in 1998 and the company founded in 2001, BCTC has near 20 years’ experience in delivering smart card product testing technical services. Accredited by People’s Bank of China, EMVCo, PCI, GlobalPlatform, UnionPay, Visa and MasterCard, etc., BCTC’s testing services are globally recognized and cover both functionality and security for each section of payment chain from chips, smart cards, acceptance devices to systems.
Source: PCI Security Standards Council