SiteLink, the global leader in cloud-based software and payment processing for Self Storage operations of all sizes, completed its recertification as a Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 Service Provider following a detailed audit to ensure credit card data is stored, processed, and transmitted in a secure and protected manner. Level 1 designates PCI’s highest standard of software and server security certification.
“We are very pleased and proud to maintain the Level 1 certification,” said Ross Lampe, SiteLink’s President. “It’s good business to keep up with the latest, most stringent security standards available and offer that to our customers, who are our top priority.”
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is an information security standard defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. These standards cover all aspects of cardholder data in a system and include card data entry, processing, and secure payment applications.
Throughout the year, SiteLink passes comprehensive audits including document collection and analysis, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and regular scans.
Highest Level of Certification
PCI certifications are not uncommon, but only few businesses, such as Amazon, pass the highest certification, Level 1. Leading brands such as American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa require PCI DSS for their data security compliance programs.
Credit Card Security Top Priority
Credit card fraud affects millions of consumers worldwide. When a breach occurs, customers lose trust in merchants with profound and lasting negative effects on a business.
SiteLink’s PCI DSS Level 1 Certification is critical to protect owners’ businesses.
“At SiteLink we take credit card security seriously,” said Luke Lenzen, SiteLink’s Chief Technology Officer. “As the first step toward safeguarding our customers’ data, we comply with PCI guidelines and attain the highest certification available year after year. The Level 1 certification is no small task, but we are happy to do it. Data encryption and weekly penetration testing are focal points of our security strategy.”
The PCI DSS Level 1 Certification delivers peace of mind to owners because external auditors have certified SiteLink’s software products in the most stringent security audit.
Self Storage owners should ask their management software provider for their security level certificate and their process of safeguarding data.
Software companies can claim PCI compliance without undergoing third-party audits under the PCI Council jurisdiction. To protect their interest, owners should check their software provider’s actual PCI Certificate validating audit completion and proper network security standards.
This article was originally published on the US version of SiteLink Software, sitelink.com.