Advanced Security Features Now Available With Storage Commander From Empower Software Technologies

Partnership with Payment Processing, Inc. provides Encrypted Card Data Security and Removal of Card Data Storage Features

Dec 14, 2010, 13:00 ET from Payment Processing, Inc. (PPI)

MURRIETA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Empower Software Technologies, Inc. announces the integration of Storage Commander V4 and V5 with PPI Managed Payer Data and PPI PayMover Encrypted Swipe from Payment Processing, Inc. (PPI), the industry leader in integrated payments. Elements of PPI's Point-2-Point Cardholder Data Security Program, the Managed Payer Data and Encrypted Swipe technologies protect payment data through all stages of processing and play a critical role in bolstering PCI compliance for self storage operations.

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Storage Commander now utilizes Managed Payer Data for recurring business, allowing the storage of credit card data on PPI's secure servers, significantly reducing risk for the self-storage operation and the customer. Moreover, Encrypted Swipe functionality ensures the POS system never handles clear text cardholder data. Storage Commander is a validated Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) application, compliant with the global security standard created by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. In addition to security upgrades, the point-of-sale application provides integrated credit and debit card processing, and gift card programs.

"Providing our storage facility customers with airtight data security and making it easier for them to achieve PCI compliance are among our most important goals," said Thomas V. Smith, Empower Software Technologies' president. "Working with PPI has enabled us to easily attain these goals and serve our clientele at the highest possible level of professionalism."

Added Eddie Myers, PPI's President, "Empower Software Technologies understands the value of moving beyond satisfying the basic requirements of PCI compliance by implementing next-generation solutions. More and more developers are recognizing the need to gain competitive advantage and eliminate risk by working with payment partners who can offer comprehensive security features."

About Empower Software Technologies, Inc.

Empower Software Technologies' flagship product, the Storage Commander self-storage facility management system, offers users an array of productive features making management easier and providing customers with a simple – yet user-friendly – way to make payments. Storage Commander Suite is the premiere facility management package in the self-storage industry. Learn more at

About Payment Processing, Inc.

Since 1995, PPI has been partnering with software developers and their customers, delivering nothing less than robust, stable, fully supported and profitable integrated payment solutions. In 2009, PPI processed in excess of $5.5 billion in Visa® and MasterCard® payments. We provide developers with a full range of in-house services for building and promoting integrated payment solutions, including PPI-developed hosted payment services, integration support, customer support, marketing assistance and PA-DSS/PCI DSS security services. It's why more than 1,400 partners and 43,000 businesses have selected Payment Processing, Inc. as their dedicated payment professionals. Learn more at


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