Innervation PAN African Payments Now Boasts The Highest Number Of Certified QIR’s

Innervation, a PAN African Payments and switching business, again made headlines when it announced that it has achieved yet another PCI Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) certification. Innervation is one of only two organisations headquartered in Sub Saharan Africa to have achieved such a certification and now boasts as having the largest number of certified QIRs.

As per the PCI Security Council, organisations qualified by PCI SSC as Qualified Integrator and Reseller Companies (QIR Companies) are authorised to implement, configure, and/or support validated PA-DSS Payment Applications on behalf of merchants or service providers for purposes of performing Qualified Installations as part of the QIR Program. The quality, reliability, and consistency of a QIR Company’s work provide confidence that the Payment Application has been implemented in a manner consistent with the PCI PA Implementation Guide and that supports the Customer’s PCI DSS compliance.

Numerous breach investigations have shown that incorrect installation and/or maintenance of payment applications creates opportunities for merchant networks to be compromised. Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) serve an important role in the payments and information technology value chain by supporting their client’s ability to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance.

Achieving these qualifications is another way that Innervation is working towards giving their merchants the peace of mind that their payment software is installed in a manner that facilitates PCI DSS compliance.