Ganart Technologies earns the requirements of PCI Data Security Standard Version 1.2.1 via audit by ControlCase as per Report on Compliance issued on October 5th, 2010.
The PCI DSS, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. Inc. International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.
The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.
The PCI Data Security Standard is used by all major card brands as the common security for their compliance programs. Brands and programs include:
VISA USA - (CISP - Cardholder Information Security Program)
VISA International - (AIS - Account Information Security)
MasterCard Worldwide - (SDP- Site Data Protection)
American Express - (DSOP -Data Security Operating Policy)
Discover Network - (DISC - Discover Information Security and Compliance)
JCB - Fully supports the PCI DSS mandate
Financial services innovator combines Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to drive 60% cost savings and expanded performance and scalability
RALEIGH, NC – August 30, 2010 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Ganart Technologies, a global provider of reserved and compliant cloud processing for financial information and transactions, is running its critical financial transaction cloud datacenter on a combination of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
"It's certainly an honor to be singled out by the global thought leader Red Hat. Support has been and continues to be outstanding. It's the close partnering between Red Hat and Ganart that amplified the speed and adaptability of our transaction processing cloud. We thank you again Red Hat." Anthony Cacheria, COO of Ganart Technologies
June 1, 2010
Ganart Technologies’ release of its Open Architecture Transaction Processing Cloud begins a new progressive era for value transaction transmission between the underserved and under-banked of the world and global financial entities.
This platform is the result of a two and a half year effort, resulting in a technological leap over the existing global system that has been in place for the last 40 years. The Cloud's technological versatility resulted in a creation that does more processing work, at faster speeds, with less effort and limitless abilities to expand.
The scalability stems from Ganart's people-inclusive mindset, and to the devices they use. The Cloud had to be hardware agnostic to expand. Inclusivity was engineered from the start for the Cloud to include everyone.
"In a sense we built a cloud that expanded into a whole controllable weather system. I'd call it more of an atmosphere since we can easily integrate with other clouds to form super-cells of computing power. Then we put a price on the raindrops and lightning. We can track the info closely since it is based on financial accounting and strict compliance laws." said Lee Coleman CCO of Ganart.
While Ganart’s systems are able to process and deliver numerous types of transactions, Ganart initially focused on the needs of the underserved and under-banked to deliver value to those that previously could not access such services. This focus reflects Ganart's people-inclusive mindset.
Deployment of a financial transaction solution is the first way Ganart is proving the cloud's power. Deployment is slated for their self-service me6464 machines to go into public endpoints, like retail stores, progressive banks, and government bases of operation. The me6464 is currently operating in a workplace factory environment enjoying steadily increasing use and trust from the employees.
The services offered are foreign and domestic bill payment, foreign and domestic money transfer, and access to money earned in the workplace solution. ATM services will be remotely deployed in August, which is another novel feature the Cloud has. All services are processed through a secure tier three data center.
Beginning with financial transactions, Ganart's Open Architecture Transaction Processing Cloud seeks ventures with other financial entities, wireless device manufacturers, data processors, postal entities and transportation infrastructures.
The first Ganart me Multifunctional Transaction Machine was installed inside the Humanetics Precision Metalworks Factory at 1700 Columbian Club Drive, Carrollton TX 75006.
No more than an hour passed from when the fork lift set it in place, when a client came up to it to see what the me could do— in Spanish.
For the time being, the me is playing messages on its top screen, touting its future features available in the coming weeks. Bill pay, money transfer, ATM services and payday advance make up its core functions.
Ganart Media created the digital messaging with headlines using the me badge. "Hit me up for some cash, Use me, and Usa me, in Spanish, were some of the headlines.
The me's media resulted in a request from Humanetics to put up some corporate messaging, praising the workforce in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese using the top screen.
In the coming weeks the me's core functions will be sent to the machine remotely.
Ganart Media will test advertisng on the top screen and the interactive touch screen, with the goal to generate coupons and offers on reciepts and short messages to mobile devices.
During that time, the Humanetics HR department will enroll employees interested in using the me.