Toronto, Canada. December 22, 2010
On October 20, 2010, CIS Infinity, Advanced Utility Systems’ customer information and utility billing solution, was officially certified as being Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) compliant.
PA-DSS is one of the standards the PCI Security Standards Council manages and is applicable to software vendors. This standard is part of the council’s mandate to enhance payment account data security by driving education and awareness of the PCI Security Standards.
The council was formed in September 2006 by the five major credit card brands - Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB [Japanese Credit Bureau]. It was formed for the purposes of creating one unified security standard for credit card payment processing.
Adhering to the PCI Security Standards is mandatory and applies to any organization that store, processes, or transmits credit card data.
By being PA-DSS compliant, CIS Infinity provides the following to utilities:
Sakis Mamuzelos, Director of Research & Development notes, “We are committed to ensuring that our solutions are up-to-date so that they support mandated government requirements and adhere to industry standards.”
“We are proud to have been extremely proactive about getting CIS Infinity certified. The importance of this certification, for us, is twofold. Firstly, we believe this underscores the fact that we are driven to be industry leaders. Secondly and most importantly, however, this certification shows our dedication to protecting our clients’ customer data and that developing secure applications is of the utmost priority for us."
CIS Infinity is included in the PCI Security Standards’ List of Validated Payment Applications: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/approved_companies_providers/vpa_agreement.php
For additional information contact:
Sakis Mamuzelos, Director, Research & Development
Advanced Utility Systems, a division of N. Harris Computer Corporation
(888) 355-7772 x274
About Advanced and Harris:
Advanced is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Computer Systems that provides
Customer Information and Billing solutions exclusively to utilities and municipalities. Harris is a leading provider of financial
management and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions.
Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust
turnkey solutions to all levels of local government as well as public
power and water markets throughout North America. Harris' focus is on
creating long-term relationships with our customers and ensuring that we
meet the changing needs of our customers over time. For further
information on Harris Computer Systems, please visit our website at
http://www.Harriscomputer.com, or call 888-847-7747.
For more information on Advanced and CIS Infinity ® please contact us at www.advancedutility.com/contact.asp
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