PCI PA-DSS Overview

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Application validation and consulting services.

Demonstrate the security of your payment application.

The PCI PA-DSS program was launched in 2008 to aid merchants in selecting, installing, and operating applications that securely handle cardholder data. Over a decade later, PA-DSS remains the gold standard for demonstrating the highest levels of security for payment applications.

As a PA-QSA company, ControlScan performs application validation services for any eligible application: Point-of-sale (POS) platforms; payment switches and gateway software; back office; middleware; automated fuel dispensers; forecourt controllers; kiosk applications; online shopping carts; ATM software; and more.

Our security consulting team is equipped to provide advisory and assessment services to help your organization address the challenges of PCI PA-DSS. This includes application validation and consulting services to list your payment application with PCI and/or to communicate your security—and corresponding compliance scope impact—to your market.

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PCI PA-QSA Application Validation

Perform a full validation assessment for your payment application, including listing on PCI’s list of PA-DSS validated applications.

PCI Scope Impact Consulting

For applications that are out-of-scope of PCI, or ineligible for PCI PA-DSS validation, allow ControlScan to provide consulting and/or author a white paper that clearly communicates the security of your application, and impact on your customers’ PCI compliance scope.