TNS Gateway Validated for PA DSS

Feb. 7, 2011

Transaction Network Services (TNS) has achieved Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA DSS) validation for the point of sale payment client—a component of its TNSPay gateway solution. PA DSS is a software specific validation that sits within the PCI DSS compliance framework. “It is important for merchants to look at their existing payment technology and ensure they meet the necessary standards to bring their systems in line with future compliancy requirements,” said Fintan Byrne, TNS’ vice president and general manager for the U.K. and Ireland. “Leveraging PA DSS validation along with our already PCI DSS certified payment gateway environment, allows us to offer our customers one of the highest levels of security available in the market.” Launched in 2008, PA DSS is endorsed by all five global payment card brands: American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard WorldWide and Visa. PA DSS supersedes Visa’s Payment Application Best Practices.