Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014
The Hudson Ground Transportation System (HGTS), Developed by The Hudson Group, Achieves PCI Council PA-DSS Acceptance on its Core Management Applications
HGTS is still the First Ground Transportation Software System in the Industry to be evaluated and accepted at version 2.0 of the PCI Standards – Further Ensuring Customer Data Remains Protected and Secure
The Hudson Financial and Technology Group LLC, ("The Hudson Group"), an application service provider for the ground transportation industry, is pleased to announce that it has achieved Payment Application-Data Security Standard acceptance (PA-DSS) for its HGTS (Hudson Ground Transportation System) application suite for a second year in a row. This acceptance has been awarded by the PCI Security Standards Council, the governing body that establishes credit card processing and data security standards. With this acceptance, The Hudson Group and its HGTS application becomes the first ground transportation software system in the industry to be evaluated and accepted to the PA-DSS security standard (v 2.0) when deployed on Microsoft’s Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating Systems.
With a rise in the incidence of data breaches occurring around the world, credit card processors have begun enforcing the contractual obligation that merchants achieve PCI Compliance in their business operations. These PCI security standards help merchants to ensure that their customer data remains protected and secure. With Hudson's HGTS applications achieving PA-DSS acceptance, the process for Hudson clients to achieve PCI Compliance will now be easier.
“As fraudulent activity becomes more sophisticated and widespread, it is vital for software companies to take the steps necessary to ensure the safety of customer data,” said Mark Ustik, President of The Hudson Group. “At Hudson, we have always taken data security extremely seriously, which is why were able to achieve PA-DSS compliance status with minimal modifications to our core system. The advantages of obtaining this status will certainly filter down to our clients when they are pursuing PCI Compliance themselves.”
The acceptance achieved by Hudson is demonstrated by the fact that Hudson and its HGTS application suite is now listed on the PCI Security Standards Council's online directory of 'Validated Payment Applications' which may be viewed here: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/approved_companies_providers/validated_payment_applications.php
About The PCI Security Standards Council
"The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, or PCI SSC – often termed simply “the Council” – is an open global forum, launched in 2006, that develops, maintains and manages the PCI Security Standards, which include the Data Security Standard (DSS), Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Requirements."
"The PCI Security Standards Council’s mission is to enhance payment account data security by driving education and awareness of the PCI Security Standards. The organization was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc." More information about the PCI Security Standards Council is available at: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org.
About The Hudson Group
The Hudson Group is an application service provider for the ground transportation industry that delivers innovative, scalable ground transportation solutions to help clients reduce costs, increase revenue and gain competitive advantage through technology. Our highly configurable, state-of-the-art ground transportation system is designed to manage all facets of a ground transportation business. The Hudson Ground Transportation System (HGTS) provides comprehensive, best-of-breed ticketing, order entry and dispatch technology to leading ground transportation providers worldwide.
In business since 1999, Hudson continues to pioneer leading-edge ground transportation software using creative and proprietary methodologies, development tools, platforms and architectures. The Hudson Ground Transportation System (HGTS) is unmatched in flexibility and scalability and continues to serve as a benchmark against which other systems are compared. Visit http://www.thehudsongroup.com to learn more.