PA-DSS: Next Generation Security Standard for Payment Processing Software
PA-DSS is the next generation PCI Security Guidelines that replaces the older PABP standard. The PABP program was created and overseen by Visa. Now, through PCI SSC, the five majorglobal payment brands (American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc.) will support the PA-DSS, allowing even greater opportunity to standardize security requirements, Qualified Security Assessor testing and lab methodologies, and approval processes for payment applications.
911 Software CreditLine version 4.1 has been reviewed by the PCI Security Standards Council (the Council) Quality Assurance Program and received a grade of PASS. Please see PA-DSS compliant application list for more info. The version will be released shortly.
- Jul 1, 08 - VNPs and agents must only certify new payment applications to their platforms that are PABP-compliant
- Aug 1, 08 - New payment application assessments will be assessed under the PA-DSS
- Oct 1, 08 - Newly boarded Level 3 and 4 merchants must be PCI DSS compliant or use PABP-compliant applications
- Jul 1, 10 - Acquirers must ensure their merchants, VNPs and agents use only PA-DSS-compliant applications