PCI SSC – PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRY SECURITY STANDARDS COUNCIL
The Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) is recognised worldwide and consists of a series of security standards.
These must be adhered to by developers of payment and withdrawal applications when concerning procedures and systems, which store, process and transmit card data during payments and withdrawals.
The adoption by banks and payment processors of applications certified by the PA-DSS allows them to reduce the risk of card data theft, but also, helps them in the process of PCI DSS certification, and makes it easier to obtain the aforementioned certificate from the PCI Security Standards Council.
In other words, PA-DSS certification guarantees that the application ensures the security of card holders’ data, without storing or memorising them (e.g. PAN, records, PIN code).
Auriga has achieved the important certification PA-DSS given by the PCI Security Council both for its client and server component of its proprietary architecture software, as reported on the web site of the international institution.