Medford, OR (PRWEB) January 27, 2012
Tuition Express, the integrated payment processing solution from Procare Software, has earned the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard Level 1 Service Provider Certificate for 2012.
“The security of account information is our highest priority”, says Jeffrey Blum, President of Procare Software. “The annual PCI audit we go through is intense and thorough.”
PCI DSS was developed by VISA International, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and others to help organizations that process credit card payments prevent credit card fraud and various other security threats. The payment card companies require banks to ensure that companies that process, store or transmit payment card data demonstrate PCI DSS compliance or risk losing their authorization to process credit card payments.
The audit process validates a company’s compliance with numerous requirements including building and maintaining a secure network, establishing programs that protect cardholder data and developing a comprehensive information security policy. The audit was conducted by Coalfire of Seattle, Washington.
“From concept to implementation, security has always been a major focus of the Tuition Express architecture,” said Darren Gapp, Chief System/Software Engineer. “This focus has been strengthened by technological advances we have adopted over the years. The result is an isolated and extremely secure processing system, utilizing industry accepted encryption standards that exceed Government requirements for securing sensitive information.”
“Being a Level 1 Service Provider is of the utmost importance to Tuition Express. Our merchants’ information is secure – and so is the information of their customers,” added Blum.
This is the fifth year in a row that Tuition Express has earned the PCI Level 1 Service Provider Certificate and since its inception, Tuition Express has processed over 12 million credit card and ACH transactions, totaling nearly $4 Billion in payments for its customers. Fully integrated with Procare Software – the nation’s number one selling child care management system – Tuition Express automatically posts payments to customers’ ledger cards and sends customers automated emailed receipts.
Tuition Express offers its merchants multiple payment processing options, including recurring credit card and ACH transactions, POS/Card Swipe transactions and Online Payments.