Fujitsu’s GlobalSTORE Software Completes Visa’s Payment Application Best Practices Validation
Fujitsu’s Proactive Approach to Data Security Helps Retailers Along the Path to PCI Compliance
FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc. today announced that its GlobalSTORE version 3.1.1 point-of-sale (POS) software was validated by a security assessor to meet the Visa U.S.A. Payment Application Best Practices (PABP). That means GlobalSTORE conforms to best practices designed to protect sensitive payment card information from being compromised.
“Fujitsu has long been a leader in point-of-sale standards and the fact that we’ve met Visa’s best practices illustrates our ongoing security strategy that helps retailers adhere to security standards that affect customer data.”
Visa’s PABP is designed to help software vendors develop secure payment applications that ultimately assist acquiring financial institutions and their merchant customers to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Secure payment applications, when implemented in a PCI-compliant environment, will help minimize the potential for security breaches and compromised card details. Visa’s set of best practices includes principles that protect stored data; suggest the development of secure password features; and elimination of full magnetic stripe or CVV2 data retention.
“Retailers today face increasing pressure to guard their customer data from security breaches, and partnering with the right software vendor ensures protection for a merchant and its customers,” said Keith McNamara, senior vice president of software operations at Fujitsu Transaction Solutions. “Fujitsu has long been a leader in point-of-sale standards and the fact that we’ve met Visa’s best practices illustrates our ongoing security strategy that helps retailers adhere to security standards that affect customer data.”
PSC, a specialist consulting firm focused on payments and security, assisted Fujitsu through the validation process, providing guidance and counsel as Fujitsu enhanced GlobalSTORE’s data security features.
“PABP validation is a critical step for any serious payment application vendor to undertake, proving that the software meets the criteria established by Visa, a leader in the payments industry, for security of credit card information. We were pleased to work with Fujitsu to help it validate that its software is in conformance with Visa’s Payment Application Best Practices,” said Nigel Tranter, a partner at PSC. For more information about Visa’s PABP, go to www.visa.com/cisp.
GlobalSTORE POS Software
GlobalSTORE is Fujitsu’s Microsoft Windows®-based integrated retail software platform. Its retail-specific, modular architecture and rapid-development tools make GlobalSTORE easy to customize and maintain, which lowers the retailer’s total cost of ownership. It integrates seamlessly with customer relationship management, store systems, kiosks and in-store mobile computing.
GlobalSTORE also serves as the base platform for Fujitsu’s Pervasive Retailing™ Framework (PRF), a set of software tools and services designed to minimize the time, cost and risk of creating real-time interoperability between disparate applications and devices that support multiple retailing interactions.
Industry Analyst Reports
The Visa PABP validation comes on the heels of evaluations by two leading analyst firms that named GlobalSTORE as a leader in retail POS software. GlobalSTORE was named a leader in the September 2006 Forrester Wave™ report titled "POS Software, Q3 2006." Reprints of The Forrester Wave™: POS Software, Q3 2006 report are available on the Fujitsu Web site at: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/retailing/software/forrester.
Gartner, Inc. positioned GlobalSTORE in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant* for Retail Point-of-Sale Applications for Tier 1 Retailers, 2006 report." To access a complete copy of the Retail POS Applications 2006 Magic Quadrant, visit the Fujitsu Web site: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/retailing/software/posmq.
About PSC Group LLC
PSC is a specialist consulting firm focused on payments and security. With offices in the USA, UK and Australia, PSC provides expert business services and solutions to organizations that require specialist compliance or consulting support in the areas of Payments, Security or Compliance. Founded in 2001, PSC’s differentiator is the collective experience in high-performance, electronic payment processing and information security and strong backgrounds in planning, developing and deploying business and technology solutions. PSC is a Qualified Payment Application Security Company (QPASC) for the major credit card companies and certified to assess and report on Visa Payment Application Best Practices (PABP) and Open Web Application Security Protocol (OWASP). PSC is also certified Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) in over 100 countries to provide assessment and network scanning and testing services on behalf of the major credit card companies, including PCI Security Standards Council. For more information, visit www.paysw.com.
About Fujitsu Transaction Solutions
Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), collaborates with retailing companies to relentlessly reduce their costs and facilitate consumer interactions that improve their profitability. Fujitsu’s Pervasive RetailingTM approach enables companies to minimize the time, cost and risk of creating interoperability between disparate applications and devices that support a multitude of consumer touch points. Fujitsu’s offering includes solution software, point-of-sale store technology, U-Scan self-checkout systems, self-ordering systems and multi-vendor lifecycle services. Customers include Canadian Tire, Chevron Corporation, Hallmark, Hannaford Bros., H-E-B, Kroger, Loblaws, Nordstrom, Payless ShoeSource, PetSmart, Regal Cinema, Ross Dress for Less, Staples, Stop & Shop and The TJX Companies, among others. Web site: us.fujitsu.com/retailing.
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