Network International’s KSA operations certified Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliant


PCI DSS certification affirms conformity to industry’s most thorough global payment-card security standard 

Dubai: Network International, the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has announced that Network International Arabia has been assessed as compliant with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v3.2.1, marking a key milestone in the company’s Saudi Arabia expansion. 

PCI DSS is an established global industry standard for compliance and security, established by the PCI Security Standards Council to protect sensitive information and prevent fraud. It applies to any organisation involved in the processing, transmission, and storage of credit card information. The PCI Security Standards Council’s mission is to enhance global payment account data security by developing standards and supporting services that drive education, awareness, and effective implementation by stakeholders.

Commenting on the announcement, Abdulaziz Al-Dahmash, Managing Director, Network International Arabia, said, “We are excited and proud to receive this certification for our KSA operations, one of the largest payments markets in the MEA and a strategic growth market for Network. As a leading enabler of digital commerce in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), our customers and the security of their data is a top priority for us.”

He added, “The interests of our customers are at the core of what we do, and we are committed to complying and staying updated with the highest security standards in the market. We see this certification as a key milestone, as we look to strengthen our foothold in the KSA market.” 

This certification was awarded by an independent Qualified Security Assessor, SISA, who performed the certification audit against the latest PCI DSS Version 3.2.1.

“Maintaining the security of valuable customer data to protect it from data theft and fraud should be one of the top priorities for organizations in the payments industry. We congratulate Network International for attaining the PCI DSS compliance certificate and appreciate its efforts and commitment towards building a highly secure payment environment for its customers,” said Dharshan Shanthamurthy, CEO and Founder, SISA

About Network International

Network International comprises a group of companies and is the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, providing a full suite of technology-enabled payments solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all types and sizes, including acquiring and processing services and a comprehensive ever-evolving range of value-added services. 

Network International Holdings Plc (LSE: NETW) is the holding company for Network International and the group companies, including the DPO Group.