SOURCE: Payment Processing, Inc.

Payment Processing, Inc.

November 11, 2009 11:26 ET

Payment Processing, Inc. Announces Availability of PayPros PCI Compliance Relief Program for Developers

Industry's First Free PCI Validation Service for Qualified Software Developers

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - Payment Processing, Inc. (PPI), the industry leader for integrated payments, today announced the availability of the PayPros PCI Compliance Relief Program for Developers using the PPI PayMover Hosted Payment Service. PPI's partnership with Chief Security Officers, LLC and the utilization of on-staff security professionals provide a set of services at a dramatically reduced fixed price for Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) validation and full funding for qualified software developers.

In October 2007, Visa® announced new payment application security mandates. Although directed at acquirers and their agents, the mandates impact software developers by specifying that their customers use compliant applications to process credit card transactions. Effective October 1, 2009, acquirers and their agents were to decertify all vulnerable payment applications. They will be allowed to board businesses using only compliant applications after July 1, 2010.

"The biggest reason the software community has expressed angst over PCI is uncertainty as to cost. Most developers understand the benefits of compliance, but don't know the size and scope of the investment needed for validation," said Chuck Riegel, PPI's Executive Vice President. "PPI has removed this hurdle by providing fixed cost pricing and making free validation available to qualified software developers."

The PayPros PCI Compliance Relief Program for Developers is a comprehensive set of services and online tools provided by in-house PPI security experts and security consultants, Chief Security Officers. Services are available to software developers using the PPI PayMover Hosted Payment Service. The cost of these services is reduced based on the preparation work PPI provides to their partners and the integration of specific products in the PPI Point-2-Point Security offering.

--  PayPros Payment Application Risk Scoring. Using the PayPros Payment
    Risk Scoring online portal, PPI helps developers understand their current
    state of compliance and directs resolutions before requiring the
    involvement of a Qualified Security Assessor. Developers can obtain
    validation for $7,995 (typical costs range from $15,000 to $30,000).
--  PayPros Payment Application Risk Scoring and encrypted swipe for
    credit transactions or tokenization. Developers using this service can
    obtain validation for $4,995.
--  PayPros Payment Application Risk Scoring and encrypted swipe for
    credit, debit and hand keyed transactions. Developers using this service
    can obtain a validation for $4,000.
--  PCI revalidation. Developers using any of the PPI services can obtain
    a revalidation for $2,995 (typical revalidation ranges from $8,000 to

Prices do not include PCI SSC listing fees.

PPI's comprehensive solutions are developed and supported completely in-house by payment processing technology and service experts. Each solution includes all of the critical components needed for successful integrated payments including:

--  Free, feature-rich and fast hosted payment technology
--  Secure, reliable transaction processing operating seamlessly within
    the application
--  Free integration/certification services with developer kit
--  Dedicated account managers for developers and their resellers
--  Aggressive revenue sharing programs
--  Marketing services to promote the integrated solution
--  Free, unlimited 24/7/365 support

To learn more about the PayPros PCI Compliance Relief Program for Developers, visit

About Payment Processing, Inc.

Since 1995, PPI has been the industry leader in providing software developers with a full range of services for developing and promoting integrated payment solutions, including PPI-developed payment gateway technology, integration support, merchant support, marketing assistance and PA-DSS/PCI DSS security services. Today, PPI is the most successful company in the world focused on integrated payments, supporting more than 1,200 partners and 35,000 merchants with efficient, cost-effective payment solutions. In 2008, PPI processed in excess of $5 billion in Visa® and MasterCard® payments. For more information, visit

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