February 15, 2008

Tevora Announces New Service Offering Focused on Payment Application Best Practices

IRVINE, Calif., February 15, 2008— Tevora Business Solutions, an enterprise consulting firm specializing in security compliance, annouced a new service offering today focused around the Payment Application Best Practice guidelines created by Visa, USA.  The PABP is a set of 14 requirements that POS application developers should follow to maintain a high level of security within their applications. It is a collection of industry security standards that assist software vendors with creating and maintaining secure payment applications.

“As of January 1, 2008 thousands of companies will be required by law to begin implementation of the PABP security standard,” said Ray Zadjmool, president of Tevora. “Although this has been coming for awhile, there is still a great deal of confusion in the marketplace regarding what the PABP mandates require.   Tevora has the experience and knowledge to help companies through the confusion and help them achieve compliance.”

PABP validation assures merchants and their customers that the point-of-sale systems being used are not storing prohibited credit card data and are PCI-compliant. A PABP audit, administered by a Qualified Payment Application Security Company (QPASC) in good standing and acknowledged by PCI Security Standards Organization is recommended to oversee the data security of a company’s payment applications. The audit begins with an onsite gap analysis, followed by corrective actions to address any identified deficiencies.

As a Qualified Payment Application Security Company (QPASC) in good standing and acknowledged by Visa, USA and the PCI Security Standards Organization, Tevora can provide the assistance required in achieving and demonstrating compliance.

“We deal with these issues every day,” Zadjmool said. “But we realize that some of the mandates might be confusing for IT professionals and corporate executives. Because of this, we are delighted to be able to offer a free information source so these executives can discover how PABP applies to them, and what they need to do.”   The white paper, entitled Understanding Payment Application Best Practices (PABP), can be downloaded free of charge from the Tevora web site, at www.tevora.com  

About Tevora

Tevora Business Solutions is an enterprise solutions provider focused on security and compliance. With a distinctive combination of proven products and services, Tevora aids enterprises in protecting their most important assets from external and internal threats. We base our practice on the need for clarity, objectivity and expertise in the design, implementation and validation of network security solutions. In a world where enterprises are facing increasingly complex information security challenges, Tevora’s expertise assures its clients skilled solutions. Tevora was founded in 2003 and is based in Irvine, California.


For more information, visit: www.tevora.com

Media Contact:

Nazy Fouladirad
of Tevora Business Solutions