Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced that its advanced information infrastructure solutions for hospitality and retail industries have been upgraded and the enhanced features will provide effective protection for card transactions, enabling industry customers to achieve full compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), delivering higher-quality services for their clients.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an information security standard which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process — including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents. This standard aims to encourage and guide organisations that handle cardholder information for major debit, credit, prepaid and e-purse cards to ensure and enhance security of cardholders’ important information and data.

Committed to helping customers in the hospitality and retail sectors build up qualified IT systems for PCI DSS compliance validation, Huawei has developed and has been constantly improving its ICT solutions to address the industry’s unique needs. To reduce the number of system components which need to be verified against PCI DSS, Huawei has engineered its solutions to minimise the Cardholder Data Environment (CDE). Enhanced security features including firewall deployment, user management, password management, data encryption, log file management and time synchronisation allow the system to effectively address the requirements outlined by PCI DSS. In addition, by innovatively integrating a wide range of functions and features into a unified system, Huawei’s ICT solutions are able to help hospitality and retail customers operate, manage and maintain their PCI DSS-compliant information system with lower costs.

“Customer-centricity is at the heart of Huawei’s operations and development, and we are dedicated to extending the benefits of our customer-centric innovations to the hospitality and retail sectors,” said Quan Yi, Manager of Huawei’s SME Solutions Department. “We are confident that our upgraded, and PCI DSS-compliant ICT solutions will help more and more hospitality and retail organisations better serve their customers.”

Huawei, with a focus on enterprise ICT infrastructure to offer a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure products and services which cater to the unique needs of different vertical industries, provides a series of customised ICT solutions for the hospitality and retail sectors. The company helps customers optimise their operations through highly smart and integrated communications systems, as well as enriched online services to capture more business opportunities. So far, Huawei’s ICT solutions have been widely deployed by hospitality and retail organisations of all sizes around the world.