SMD Software Inc., provider of SiteLink property-management software for self-storage and portable-storage operations, has received the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) Level 1 Service Provider Certificate of Compliance, an information-security standard defined by the PCI Security Standards Council. The standards cover all aspects of cardholder data in a system, including card-data entry, processing and secure payment applications. The PCI-DSS Level 1 Certification is the highest level of certification in the payment-card industry, according to an SMD press release.
“This level of certification represents a major commitment and investment by SiteLink,” said Markus Hecker, chief operating officer. “We manage our customers’ data in accordance with the highest security standards.”
The achievement follows the recent launch of SiteLink Merchant Services, which allows direct-payment processing for SiteLink users without a third-party vendor. The PCI DSS Level 1 Certification is a critical component of SiteLink’s effort to protect businesses, the release stated.
“We have always held security certifications as a priority to demonstrate how we keep customers’ best interests above all else,” said Luke Lenzen, chief technology officer. “Undergoing this type of certification is not a small feat. Data encryption and quarterly penetration testing are focal points of our security strategy.”
Founded in Raleigh, N.C., in 1996, SiteLink has more than 11,000 installations worldwide. The software integrates with more than 30 technology partners’ services including kiosks, mobile devices, websites, insurance, call centers and other platforms.