Lawrence, Mass. —The Hudson Group, an application service provider for the ground transportation industry, announced that it has achieved Payment Application-Data Security Standard acceptance (PA-DSS) for its HGTS (Hudson Ground Transportation System) application suite for a second year in a row. This acceptance has been awarded by the PCI Security Standards Council, the governing body that establishes credit card processing and data security standards. With this acceptance, The Hudson Group and its HGTS application becomes the first ground transportation software system in the industry to be evaluated and accepted to the PA-DSS security standard (v 2.0) when deployed on Microsoft’s Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating Systems.
With a rise in the incidence of data breaches occurring around the world, credit card processors have begun enforcing the contractual obligation that merchants achieve PCI Compliance in their business operations. These PCI security standards help merchants to ensure that their customer data remains protected and secure. With Hudson's HGTS applications achieving PA-DSS acceptance, the process for Hudson clients to achieve PCI Compliance will now be easier.
“As fraudulent activity becomes more sophisticated and widespread, it is vital for software companies to take the steps necessary to ensure the safety of customer data,” says Mark Ustik, president of The Hudson Group. “At Hudson, we have always taken data security extremely seriously, which is why were able to achieve PA-DSS compliance status with minimal modifications to our core system. The advantages of obtaining this status will certainly filter down to our clients when they are pursuing PCI Compliance themselves.”
The acceptance achieved by Hudson is demonstrated by the fact that Hudson and its HGTS application suite is now listed on the PCI Security Standards Council's online directory of 'Validated Payment Applications' which may be viewed here.
Visit thehudsongroup.com for more information.