PAR Springer Miller Systems Inc. (PSMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PTC) and the leading provider of guest-centric hospitality management systems— announces that the PCI Security Standards Council has validated SpaSoft Version 3.2 as compliant with it’s latest Payment Application Data Security Standards Version 1.2 (PA-DSS V1.2).
PA-DSS is the Council-managed program formerly under the supervision of the Visa Inc. program known as the Payment Application Best Practices (PABP). The goal of PA-DSS is to help software vendors and others 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 DSS. Payment applications that are sold, distributed or licensed to third parties are subject to the PA-DSS requirements.
To meet the PCI Security Standards Council’s new compliance guidelines, PAR Springer-Miller once again employed an independent Qualified Payment Application Security Assessor to perform a thorough inspection of SpaSoft’s payment processing environment. The audit included an intensive review of the process by which sensitive information is classified, accessed, and stored, an analysis of network, system architecture and application, a complete assessment of IT policies and procedures, documentation, employee interviews and more.
“Achieving PA-DSS validation against the latest set of rules demonstrates our commitment to protecting the confidentiality and integrity of cardholder and personal data on behalf of our entire customer base,” remarked Brigitte Diem-Guy, General Manager of SpaSoft. “We take the entire Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard very seriously and we will continue to implement security recommendations to assist our customers in protecting sensitive data.”
ABOUT SPASOFT/PAR SPRINGER-MILLER SYSTEMS
An industry-standard for more than 15 years, SpaSoft is a fully integrated, dynamic activities management/scheduling software solution, specifically designed to meet the unique needs of the wellness and spa industry. SpaSoft‘s integrated offering includes resource management, activity scheduling, Web booking, group management, yield/revenue management and forecasting, Club membership, inventory management, PA DSS validated point-of-sale, business and financial reporting and analysis, as well as client management and history. SpaSoft is one of the many products offered by PAR Systems-Miller Systems Inc, the leading provider of hospitality management solutions. The extensive product line offered by PSMS meets the technology needs of all types of hospitality enterprises including city-center hotels, destination spa and golf properties, timeshare properties and casino resorts worldwide. For more information on PAR Springer-Miller Systems, visit our website at www.springermiller.com.
ABOUT PAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
PAR Technology Corporation is a leading provider of professional services and enterprise business intelligence software and hardware to the hospitality industry. PAR develops, markets and supports hardware and software products that improve the ability of hospitality business professionals to make timely, fact-based business decisions. The Company is a premier provider of I/T management solutions to hotel and restaurant companies, with over 45,000 installations worldwide in 105 countries. PAR is a leader in providing computer-based system design and engineering services to the Department of Defense and Federal Government Agencies. PAR Technology Corporation’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PTC. For more information visit the Company’s website at www.partech.com.