Each year, over 600,000 people around the world take some form of ABRSM exam. Established in 1889 in London, England, the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music is the world’s leading specialist in music assessment. The Board enjoys Royal patronage, with Her Majesty The Queen as Patron and Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, as President.
As a Charitable Organization focussed on progressing excellence in music, value for money from supporting services such as IT is essential. However, the need to secure student payment card and personal information cannot be compromised, and the ABRSM need to adopt measures from the PCI DSS as rigorously as any commercial organization.
“When we began talking to vendors about our PCI DSS compliance requirements, we soon found that our use of AS/400 and Microsoft Windows platforms made our project more complex and potentially much more expensive” says Peter Kyrannis, Networking and Infrastructure Engineer. “NNT Solutions covered all the PCI DSS Requirements we needed to fulfil and were able to deliver a really cost-effective solution for us - vital, given our charitable status”