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Arise Achieves Decade of PCI Compliance and Certification

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MIRAMAR, Fla., June 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Arise Virtual Solutions Inc., the leading global provider of work-at-home, virtual business process outsourcing (BPO) and crowdsourcing solutions announced today that it received the highest standard and compliance for processing customer transactions for the 10th year in a row. Arise is certified as a Level 1 Service Provider in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) by an independent auditing group. As an early adopter of PCI compliance, Arise continues to lead the industry by consistently meeting the highest standard for security in processing credit card transactions.

PCI for a Level 1 Provider is the most stringent and comprehensive information security standard to help organizations protect customer account data. PCI Data Security Standards are endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. As a multifaceted security standard, PCI compliance includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protected measures.

"Arise recognizes the importance of data security and therefore takes the necessary precautions, developing an in-depth, pro-active strategy to guarantee our clients that their customer's sensitive data is safe and protected. Our robust information security systems ensure that our client's customer's information is handled safely and securely across all facets of our organization including our home-based agents. With Level 1 PCI Compliance certification, we look to promote and uphold our client's integrity, avoiding risks associated with lost revenue and fraud." Martin Ingram, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Arise Virtual Solutions.

About Arise Virtual Solutions Inc:

Arise Virtual Solutions is a work-at-home, business process outsourcing and crowdsourcing company that uniquely blends crowdsourcing innovation, virtual technology and operational efficiencies to deliver better results. Recognized as a work-at-home call center pioneer, Arise has been delivering services in the cloud for nearly 20 years, through its network of tens of thousands of independent, work-at-home customer service, sales and technical support providers in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Arise provides flexible and cost-effective customer contact, business processing, e-learning and consulting solutions to premium brands around the world, including many Fortune 150 and 500 companies.

To learn more about No Boundaries, Better Results™ and how Arise Virtual Solutions can help you, please visit www.arise.com.

CONTACT: Arise Virtual Solutions Inc. Jared Fletcher Vice President, Operations and Chief Marketing Officer marketing@arise.com

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