Sitelink Receives PCI DSS Level 1 Security Certification
After an extensive third party audit, SiteLink is awarded the highest level of software and server security certification, PCI DSS Level 1
SiteLink, the global industry leader in Self Storage management software, announces another security compliance achievement by receiving the PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider Certificate of Compliance.
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. Large companies such as Amazon.com pass the PCI DSS Level 1 Certification which stands out as the highest level of certification in the payment card industry. Leading brands such as American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa have incorporated PCI-DSS as the technical requirements for their data security compliance programs.
“This level of certification represents a major commitment and investment by SiteLink,” said Markus Hecker, SiteLink’s Chief Operating Officer. “We manage our customers’ data in accordance with the highest security standards.”
Following breaches in 2014 of security at some sites, Self Storage owners should ask their management software provider for their security level certificate and their process of safeguarding data. Owners should consider PCI certified software, not just PCI compliant software. 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.
SiteLink’s PCI DSS Level 1 Certification is a critical component of its comprehensive and transparent leadership effort to protect businesses. “We have always held security certifications as a priority to demonstrate how we keep customers’ best interests above all else,” said Luke Lenzen, SiteLink’s Chief Technology Officer. “Undergoing this type of certification is not a small feat. Data encryption and quarterly penetration testing are focal points of our security strategy.”
The PCI DSS Level 1 Certification brings peace of mind to owners with the understanding that external auditors have certified the SiteLink suite of software products after the most stringent security audit.
Dallas Dogger, Managing director of Centreforce Technology Group, who represent SiteLink software in South East Asia said, “This is another milestone for SiteLink Web Edition, credit card security should be a number 1 priority for all Self Storage operators. Customers that use SiteLink Web Edition have the capability of being PCI compliant along with knowing that their software is PCI DSS certified to level 1 standards. SiteLink is the only software for Self Storage Management sold in our region that is compliant.