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April 27, 2010
VisionCore PCI Certification

VisionCore was officially PCI certified under the new, and stricter, PA-DSS v1.2 standards on April 27th 2010.

July 2010 is the deadline for Phase 5 of the Payment Application Security Mandates. This VISA mandate states that 'Acquirers must ensure their merchants, VNPs and agents use only PA-DSS compliant applications'.

Comtech Solutions recommends merchants using a non-compliant solution to start making plans to meet VISA's requirements before the deadline.

About the PCI Data Security Standards

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) was developed to encourage and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally.

The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum, launched in 2006, that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security Standards, including: the Data Security Standard (DSS), Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and PIN-Entry Device (PED) Requirements. All of the five founding credit card brands have agreed to incorporate the PCI DSS as the technical requirements of each of their data security compliance programs. Each founding member also recognizes the QSAs and ASVs certified by the PCI Security Standards Council as being qualified to validate compliance to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data. All businesses handling credit and debit cards are required by the card brands to maintain PCI DSS compliance.

The PA-DSS is a security standard designed to help software vendors develop secure payment applications that do not store prohibited data, such as full magnetic stripe, CVV2 or PIN data, and ensure their payment applications support compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard. All payment applications handling credit and debit cards are required by the card brands to maintain PA-DSS compliance.

For more information on the PCI standards, visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org

About Comtech
Comtech Solutions specializes in customizable ERP Software for small to mid-size businesses worldwide. Our strength is software design and feature rich functionality with a skilled development team that enables us to innovate quickly and develop cost effective solutions.

Worldwide over 2,000 companies in 60 different countries with users ranging from several to hundreds utilize Comtech's ERP software to run and operate their business. For almost two decades, our vision has been to simplify complex processes and at the same time provide an easy to use and elegant interface.