CAM Commerce ensures every POS implementation complies with PCI DSS Compliance Standards to protect against payment data breaches
Staten Island, NY (April 13, 2017) – CAM Commerce, a subsidiary of Celerant Technology, is now certified as a PCI Qualified Integrator/Reseller (QIR). PCI requires that all POS implementations meet Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) guidelines. As a QIR organization, CAM is authorized by PCI to implement, configure and support PA-DSS payment applications.
With this certification, CAM is responsible and able to ensure all POS installations and configurations are in compliance and validated with the new PA-DSS guidelines, required by PCI. The new PCI requirements mitigate small merchant breaches and reduce the risk of data theft. Any Level 4 merchant must use a PCI-certified QIR solution provider for their POS system.
CAM’s QIR-certified employees must verify that all PA-DSS guidelines are met. Some of the guidelines include: Ensuring that authentication data (i.e., pin numbers, CAV2, CID, CVC2, CVV2) is never stored after authorization; providing guidance to retailers regarding secure deletion of expired cardholder data; and implementing protection for payment applications using wireless technology. In addition, CAM is required to complete a Quality Assurance (QA) program and log a detailed record of every installation and configuration.
To become a QIR-certified organization, several CAM employees completed training on how to securely install, configure and maintain payment applications in compliance with PCI DSS. They also were required to pass the PCI QIR Exam, demonstrating their knowledge of secure PA-DSS installations.
“For many SMB retailers maintaining PCI compliance can be a challenge. As their trusted software partner, our goal is to assist in the process however we can.” said Ian Goldman CEO CAM Commerce, a Subsidiary of Celerant Technology. “Our client’s data security is our top priority and our efforts to become QIR-certified helps protect that.”