The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has validated that the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Passport Point of Sale systems Enhanced Dispenser Hub (EDH) V01.XX, included with Passport Version 8.02, is compliant with the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).
Passport application software, which will be released for Chevron, Concord (Generics, Gulf, Sinclair, Sunoco, and Valero), ExxonMobil, NBS (Cenex) and Shell over the coming months, are now included on the PCI SSC’s List of Validated Payment Applications.
The list identifies payment applications that have been audited by an independent assessor, found to be compliant with the industry’s most stringent set of comprehensive standards designed to protect consumer card and PIN data, then approved by the PCI SSC. These applications prevent storage of sensitive data, such as full magnetic stripe, CVV2 or PIN data, use designated data encryption methods, require strong passwords, and other protections.
Passport’s breakthrough architecture isolates the PCI system requirements from the value-added POS functions that help retailers compete and become more profitable, said Mikey Kindler, director of POS marketing for Gilbarco Veeder-Root. This unique design means retailers get valuable new features faster and have a competitive advantage for the long term. Any future changes to PA-DSS requirements can be handled efficiently without impacting the POS functionality roadmap.
Visa requires retailers to replace non-compliant systems with systems certified by PCI by July 2010. Many processing networks have announced they will refuse service to non-compliant systems on that date.