Destiny Solutions Achieves First World-wide Listing of PCI PA-DSS V2.0 Compliance

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Destiny OneCE demonstrates the company's continued commitment to strong client data security

Destiny Solutions has announced that its flagship product, Destiny OneCE, has obtained the first world-wide certification listing of the Payment Card Industry's Payment Application Data Security Standard (PCI PA-DSS) Version 2.0 specification, the most stringent security standard in the industry for personal information protection and e-commerce transactions.

"Destiny OneCE has been developed to support the industry's highest data security standards and ensures best-practice governance of finances, student information and access to sensitive data," said Kevin O'Neill, Vice-President of Engineering at Destiny Solutions. "This certification clearly exemplifies the company's on-going commitment to ensuring our clients' data is well protected, and our strategy of incorporating the highest industry security requirements within Destiny OneCE."

Destiny OneCE is designed by Certified Information Security System Professionals (CISSP), software developers and business analysts who are seasoned experts in developing secure software. Campus-wide, Destiny OneCE constantly safeguards valuable data by offering a powerful set of security certifications and standards that are industry respected. In conjunction with the PCI PA-DSS standard, Destiny OneCE is developed to protect against security threats as defined by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP.) Destiny OneCE software dynamically generates and strictly enforces best practices-based business rules and processes, ensuring proper separation of duties, while adhering to organizational structure, rules, roles and security policies.

Destiny OneCE also extends existing investments in authentication and identity management services, such as CAS and Shibboleth, to provide an integrated, single sign-on solution for staff, students and instructors. This allows campuses to continue to use their preferred authentication and provisioning services.

Destiny OneCE is The Lifelong Learning Platform that provides interactive student management for today's learner. Strategically engaging learners, Destiny OneCE enables higher education organizations to forge, manage and cultivate lifelong learning relationships. Protecting existing investments, Destiny OneCE extends conventional campus systems to engage learners in lifelong relationships. Destiny OneCE also streamlines best practices in enrollment, curriculum, finance and marketing, for maximum efficiency, productivity and return on investment.

About the PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council offers robust and comprehensive standards and supporting materials to enhance payment card data security. The PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process -- including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents. The PA-DSS applies to software vendors and other organizations that develop payment applications that store, process, or transmit cardholder data as part of authorization or settlement, where these payment applications are sold, distributed, or licensed to third parties.

The Council's five founding global payment brands -- American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. -- 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, PA-QSAs and ASVs certified by the PCI Security Standards Council.

About Destiny Solutions

Since 2001, Destiny Solutions has been crafting superior, innovative products and services, uniting educators and learners to manage the entire lifelong learner lifecycle. Destiny Solutions' exceptional team of experts is dedicated to helping schools transform their operational processes and student engagement strategies by extending their investments in conventional systems.

For more information please see http://www.destinysolutions.com.

Destiny OneCE and The Lifelong Learning Platform are registered trademarks of Destiny Solutions.

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