SOURCE: BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc.

BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc.

February 26, 2015 11:00 ET

BrightLine Approved to Provide PCI PA-DSS Assessment Services for Payment Application Developers

BrightLine Adds PA-DSS to Its Suite of Compliance Services

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - February 26, 2015) - BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., a leading provider of attestation and compliance services, is now approved to perform Payment Card Industry Payment Application Data Security Services assessment services (PCI PA-DSS). The new service builds on BrightLine's security expertise making it the only firm in the world that can offer PCI DSS, PA-DSS, SOC 2, and ISO 27001 certification. 

PA-DSS acts as the parallel service to PCI DSS and focuses on security for payment applications such as point-of-sale (POS) systems, e-commerce shopping carts, or payment middleware and their role in helping merchants and service providers fulfill their PCI DSS obligations The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) approves assessors as Payment Application Qualified Security Assessors (PA-QSAs) and only PA-QSAs may perform PA-DSS assessments.

A PA-DSS assessment includes a thorough assessment of the software developers secure software development practice and documentation and a rigorous, technical examination of the security and cardholder data flow of the payment application in a laboratory setting. A validated payment application will help the organization that implements it correctly to fulfill their PCI DSS compliance obligations. BrightLine's experience serving some of the largest payment processors in the world coupled with its deep application assessment capabilities makes it qualified to perform this high-end service. 

"PA-DSS is an essential component to the PCI DSS ecosystem. Many of our clients develop applications for their customers to use in their own environment connecting to processors and acquiring banks," said Jacob Ansari, BrightLine's PA-DSS Practice Lead. "BrightLine clients can now benefit from a full suite of payment application security assessment services."

Inquiries for PA-DSS services can be made with BrightLine at 1-866-254-0000 or by submitting a request for a professional consultation at

BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc. is a global provider of assurance and compliance services. As the only company in the world fully accredited to provide a suite of services that includes SSAE 16 (SOC 1) examinations, SOC 2 examinations, PCI DSS compliance validation, ISO 27001 certification, FedRAMP Assessments, network and application penetration testing services, and now PA-DSS. BrightLine offers clients the unique opportunity to achieve multiple compliance objectives through a single third party assessor. For further information, please visit

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