PRLog - Aug. 17, 2012 - Mumbai, August, 2012: Bigtree Entertainment's BookMyShow.com, the largest entertainment ticketing portal in India, has been recently awarded the PCI- DSS certificate of compliance v2.0 from SISA. BookMyShow.com received the prestigious certificate for being one among the esteemed e-commerce organizations to introduce high level security standards, safeguarding and securing customers’ card information.
Certificate handover by SISA to BookMyShow Founder Mr.Parikshit Dhar
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards ensure the cardholder's information is sufficiently secure and protected by an organization. This industry-wide standard aims to increase protection against card frauds by limiting exposure of secure data when using any major debit, credit, prepaid and e-wallet for transactions.
On this proud moment, Mr. Ashish Hemrajani, CEO BookMyShow.com said; “BookMyShow.com is the first entertainment e-commerce portal in India to receive the PCI certification. BookMyShow.com has over 90% market share in the online entertainment ticketing space, clearly making us the market leaders. We always maintain customer security and as our core value is to ensure a ‘hassle free ticket booking experience’; it was imperative to follow global security standards. The PCI compliance certificate thus helped us create a completely safe and secure transaction model.”
Mr. Dharshan Shanthamurthy, CEO, SISA Information Security, further explains how SISA’s unique ‘three in the box’ methodology helps organizations to meet the stringency of the PCI DSS standard in a structured manner as in the case of BookMyShow.com (Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd). He mentioned “The SISA Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) have worked closely with BookMyShow.com to ensure practical and cost-effective solutions, and their implementation. SISA has years of expertise in conducting the PCI-DSS assessment and certification audit across the globe for the various well-known players in similar vertical.”
In terms of transaction volumes, VISA recently honored BookMyShow.com as the largest e-commerce entertainment ticketing portal in the complete Asia Pacific region. Acquiring the PCI Certificate will now enable BookMyShow.com to reach out to skeptics of online transactions.
PCI Data Security Standard is developed by PCI Security Standard Council, a group of card brands in the world including Visa, MasterCard, Amex, JCB and Discover.
About BookMyShow.com: Bigtree Entertainment's Bookmyshow.com is the largest entertainment ticketing portal in India with over 90% market share in the online entertainment ticketing space. Headquartered in Mumbai, Bookmyshow.com also has offices in New Zealand and Malaysia. BookMyShow has an enviable kitty of over 1300 screens spanning across 300 cinemas in over 100 cities. BookMyShow tickets for over 500 events every year across India. In the area of Sports, 75%of India's largest sporting events are managed by BookMyShow. Some of them include Formula 1, Indian Premier League, Indian Cricket League, Aircel Chennai Open, Yonex Badminton Championships, etc. With over 35 million page views per month, BookMyShow has an active and loyal database of over 3 million happy consumers. It has a fan following of over 1.3 million Facebook and Twitter users. BookMyShow is also available through downloadable applications for Blackberry, iPhone, Android and Windows phone. It has also been awarded in the category of 'The Hottest Company of the Year-2011-12’
About SISA : SISA is a pioneer in Information Security, head quartered in Bangalore, having offices in USA, Singapore and Bahrain, and operations across the globe. SISA offers a plethora of services which includes PCI DSS & PA DSS Consulting and Training, Risk Management services, VAPT and Forensics Services. SISA is credited with developing the world’s first PCI Risk Assessment Tool SMART RA. The elite client list of SISA includes organizations from industries such as Banking, Telecom, IT/BPO, Ecommerce and Service Providers. SISA believes in Security as a means to protect the sensitive customer data, beyond the requirement of a mere compliance, and SISA’s focus is always on “security and not just compliance”, and primary aim is to ensure that customers achieve optimum security in a cost effective way.
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