Having an application validated to the PA-DSS or SSF standards enables you to demonstrate to acquiring banks, payment processors, payment card brands, and merchants that you take application security seriously. PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) assessments can be simplified by using a PA-DSS validated application, which can be mandated by acquiring banks or the card brands in certain circumstances. The PCI Secure Software Standard, which is part of the new PCI SSF, will eventually replace the PA-DSS with modern requirements that support a broader array of payment software types, technologies, and development methodologies.
Coalfire completes more PA-DSS assessments than any other Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) in the world. Our dedicated team of application security professionals has been delivering application security assessments since the beginning of the PA-DSS program, when it was known as a Payment Application Best Practices (PABP) assessment.
Our team uses CoalfireOne℠ to ensure projects are managed consistently and to identify compliance challenges early so they can be addressed quickly and cost effectively.