September 15, 2008

Tevora Announces New Service Offering For Payment Applications

IRVINE, Calif., September 15, 2008— Tevora Business Solutions, an enterprise consulting firm specializing in security compliance, annouced a new service offering today focused around the Payment Application Data Security Standards maintained by the PCI Security Standards Council.


The PA-DSS 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.  The PA-DSS is very similary to PABP, a payment application standard maintained by Visa, USA.  PABP has now been transitioned to PA-DSS and maintained by the PCI Security Standards Council, who also maintains the PCI Data Security Standard.

“As of January 1, 2008 thousands of companies were required to begin implementation of the old 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 PA-DSS mandates require.   Tevora has the experience and knowledge to help companies through the confusion and help them achieve compliance.”

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.


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PA-DSS 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 PA-DSS validation, administered by a Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA) in good standing and acknowledged by PCI Security Standards Council is recommended to oversee the data security of a company’s payment applications. The validation begins with an onsite gap analysis, followed by corrective actions to address any identified deficiencies.

As a Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA) in good standing and acknowledged by the PCI Security Standards Council, 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 PA-DSS applies to them, and what they need to do.”   The data sheet, titled Roadmap to Compliance: PA-DSS, can be downloaded from the Tevora web site, at

Media Contact:

Nazy Fouladirad

of Tevora Business Solutions


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