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mChek first to PCI DSS 1.2 Certification
Mumbai, November 04, 2008

mChek (, the innovator in mobile security and payments services has been certified as compliant with the latest Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standard 1.2 (

mChek is one of the first payment product globally to be certified as PCI DSS 1.2 compliant. The new version of the PCI DSS was released on the 1st of October, 2008 by the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum launched in 2006 and founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. This latest version released by the PCI Security Standards Council is the culmination of two years of feedback and suggestions from its industry stakeholders and is designed to clarify and ease implementation of the foremost standard for cardholder account security.

“mChek is a convenient and secure payment mode for all users on their mobile phone. The urgency in adopting the newly released standards and completion of certification in record time is further evidence of our commitment to delivering best in class security on mChek”
said Mr. Sanjay Swamy, CEO, mChek.

"Validating compliance with PCI DSS can help safeguard cardholder data and enhance a company's reputation as a safe place to do business. We're pleased with the efforts mChek has taken to secure its system and for achieving PCI-DSS 1.2 certification," said Mike Smith, Regional Head of Risk Management, Asia Pacific, Visa.

“mChek has always been an early adopter of global security best practices and they have once again re-affirmed their commitment to security compliance by auditing their processes for PCI DSS 1.2 certification which was released barely a month ago” Mr. Dharshan Shanthamurthy, PCI DSS Version 1.2 Assessor of SISA Worldwide a leader in PCI certification. “SISA’s PCI DSS assessment provides significant value-add to any organization involved in the authorization flow of sensitive card information, with its large pool of experienced and certified security consultants”

About mChek
Bangalore-based mChek ( provides patent-pending, mobile-based, security and payment services enabling users to transact through their mobiles for wide-ranging day-to-day requirements including payment of utility bills, insurance policies, movie & travel ticketing, prepaid recharge and post-paid bill payment. Consumers can sign up at or by sending sms ‘AIRTEL’ to 543219 (toll-free) from their Airtel phones.

mChek’s Certifications
ISO 27001
mChek’s Awards
Award for “Best Billing and Customer Care Solution” from the GSM Association at the 2008 Mobile World Congress held at Barcelona.

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