TNS Smart Network Inc. Renews PCI DSS Compliance

    TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - TNS Smart Network Inc (TNS), Canada's largest
privately owned transaction processor, is pleased to announce that it has
renewed its yearly compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data
Security Standard (DSS). In conjunction with its PCI audit, TNS successfully
renewed its compliance in Canada and the United States under Visa's Cardholder
Information Security Program (CISP) and MasterCard's Site Data Protection
Program (SDP).
    To achieve compliance with Visa USA, Visa Canada, MasterCard(R), and all
other required parties, TNS undergoes the most stringent service provider
assessment category, being the Level 1 Service Provider category reserved for
Payment Card processors and gateways. TNS must successfully undergo a yearly
renewal in order to continue to provide its ISO partners with the opportunity
to service international visitors using their Visa PLUS cards through its ATM
    "TNS' ongoing PCI compliance under Level 1 requirements just reinforces
our commitment to ensuring the safety of all cardholder transactions at ATMs
connecting through TNS Smart Network", stated Mr. Mischa Weisz, President &
CEO of the TNS Group of Companies. "It is worth all of the security systems,
policies and procedures that we have put in place for the benefit of our

    About TNS Smart Network Inc.

    TNS Smart Network Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company providing
the gateway for networking services between Financial Institutions and ATMs in
both, the financial and retail marketplaces. TNS has enjoyed tremendous
success in partnering with "white label" ATM companies in the deployment of
machines from coast to coast. The company is headquartered in Toronto,

For further information:

For further information: Mischa Weisz, President & CEO, (416) 620-0597,
ext 250, 191 The West Mall, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9C 5K8,
or visit our website at

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