Hotel Concepts PMS Certified PCI Compliant

| March 18, 2008

Hotel Concepts, a global provider of property management/CRS technology solutions, announces that they have achieved Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) validation, following the recommendations of the Payment Application Best Practices (PABP) program.
By following PABP, Hotel Concepts PMS is capable of delivering secure payment applications, minimizing the potential for security breaches that could lead to compromises of credit card information and preventing damaging fraud.
Led by Coalfire Systems, Inc., a Colorado-based certified PABP assessor, the verification process assists software vendors in creating PABP-compliant applications that help merchants mitigate compromises, prevent storage of prohibited data, and support overall compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Conversely, merchants using payment applications that store prohibited data have inherent security weaknesses, and will not be compliant with the PCI DSS, leaving them at high risk.

The Hotel Concepts PMS system meets all of the 14 recommendations requiring the protection and security of private financial data and credit-card information, including encryption, access control, physical security, and operational audits. The PABP program requires annual confirmation of validation, ensuring Hotel Concepts' ongoing commitment to deliver secure applications and helping merchants comply with CISP.

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