CHARGE Anywhere® Announces PA-DSS Application Certification for the CHARGE Anywhere® Payment Application for Windows Mobile®

Certification ensures highest degree of security & privacy

Sep 22, 2011, 14:43 ET from CHARGE Anywhere

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CHARGE Anywhere® LLC, a leading provider of award winning secure mobile payment and payment gateway solutions, announced today certification with Payment Card Industry Standard Security Council's (PCI SSC) Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) program (previously called the Visa Payment Application Best Practice (PABP) Program) for version of the CHARGE Anywhere® Payment Application for Windows Mobile®.

With CHARGE Anywhere® Payment Application for Windows Mobile® merchants can effortlessly turn any Smartphone or Tablet into a fully functional, secure, and intuitive point-of-sale terminal. The easy-to-use, Windows based credit card processing solution gives businesses the freedom to securely process and manage credit card transactions from their mobile devices.

"Certification with Payment Card Industry Standard Security Council's Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) program demonstrates CHARGE Anywhere's ongoing commitment to maintaining a secure and reliable platform that assists merchants in protecting themselves against unscrupulous hackers intending to steal valuable information," said Paul Sabella, President and CEO. "CHARGE Anywhere is pleased to be able to offer our customers products and solutions that meet the industry's highest level of security."

The PCI SSC developed the PA-DSS based upon the Visa Payment Application Best Practices (PABP) to direct software vendors to create and maintain secure payment applications to reduce vulnerability of merchants and minimize data breaches. Compliance with the PA-DSS is determined based upon data and information developed by an evaluation of the application by a Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor approved by the PCI SSC. Today the adherence to PCI DSS is mandatory for banks, processing centers, financial organizations and merchants working with payment brands.

CHARGE Anywhere's distinct mobile point-of-sale solution for iPhone™, BlackBerry®, Android™, Windows Mobile®, Java® and Brew™ Platforms, allow users to process payments securely and in real-time. The exclusive solution allows users to capture and download mission critical business data above and beyond traditional credit card data such as signature, invoice number, employee number, tips, GPS location and more. CHARGE Anywhere's solution also has the capability to eliminate the need to store paper receipts with electronic signature capture, storage and retrieval.

CHARGE Anywhere continues to win awards for its industry-leading, multi-platform Payment Ecosystem. CHARGE Anywhere's mobile payments solutions are winners of the 2011 Mobile Payments Solutions Provider, 2010 CTIA E-Tech Awards in the Mobile Applications - Mobile Payments Category, the 2010 Mobile Merit Awards for Best Overall Enabler Application, the 2009 Best of Interop-PCI Security Solution Award and the 2009 Electronic Transaction Association Technology Innovation Award.

About CHARGE Anywhere:  CHARGE Anywhere is the developer of proprietary Payment Card Industry PA-DSS certified CHARGE Anywhere® v2.0.0 Mobile Payment/POS software solution designed for use with QuickBooks®, Smartphones and POS Terminals, e-commerce, Web terminal and PCI DSS Level 1 compliant ComsGate® Payment Gateway. CHARGE Anywhere offers business partners and customers the most secure and robust selection of industry specific and customized payments solutions and services, including: IP/Wireless Payment Gateway, POS software, Encryption and Data Security Services, Closed Loop Card Management and Merchant Billing Services. For more information contact them at, or (800) 211-1256.

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