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Eastcom Passes PA DSS Compliance Assessment Performed by atsec information security

05-02-2011 08:11 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Eastcom Passes PA DSS Compliance Assessment Performed by atsec

Beijing, China - atsec information security is proud to announce that our customer, Eastern Communications Co., Ltd. (Eastcom) has achieved compliance for its payment application ABWOA (Application Based on Windows Open Architecture) V2.0.10 under the PA DSS (Payment Application Data Security Standard).

The Lead PA DSS QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) for this project, Mr. Yan Liu, said, “Eastcom developers and atsec assessors worked together closely during the initial design and development phase of ABWOA, to ensure the design was compliant with the requirements of the PA DSS standard. This successful validation demonstrates that the related payment functions of Eastcom's platform on ATMs meet the requirements of best practice standards for the payment industry. The successful validation also improves the product’s security and quality itself. The effort and contributions from Eastcom’s management and technical teams were the foundation for the success of this project, and we are looking forward to further cooperation with Eastcom.”

Mr. Zhifeng Sun, the Department Manager of Eastcom commended: ”We are very glad to work together with the atsec team, and we were impressed with their professionalism and impartiality during the assessment. atsec’s work with Eastcom was highly instrumental during the early product development. atsec helped shorten the product design and development phases by helping Eastcom to consider security requirements from the PA DSS standard, thus avoiding costly redesign. We greatly appreciate atsec's effort, and are looking forward to further cooperation.”

The successful validation can be found on the “Validated Payment Applications” list on the PCI SSC website (Reference number 11-03.00448.001):

About atsec information security
atsec information security is an independent, standards-based information technology security services company, with offices in the U.S., Germany, Sweden, and China. atsec's services include formal laboratory testing and evaluation of information assurance (IA) and IA-enabled commercial off the shelf (COTS) information technology, as well as information security consultancy.
atsec is an experienced Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), and Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA).

atsec offers evaluation and testing services leading to formal certification for IT security, including evaluation under Common Criteria schemes in the U.S., Germany, and Sweden. This is supported by cryptographic module and algorithm testing under the Cryptographic Module Validation Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) in Canada.

We work with leading global companies such as Apple, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, Quantum Corporation, Red Hat, Huawei, and ZTE Corporation.

About Eastcom
Established in 1996 and state-owned, Eastern Communications Co.,Ltd.(Eastcom) is one of the leading communication technology enterprises in China. We are the key subsidiary of China Posts and Telecommunications Industry Corporation, and boast the longest history in China’s telecommunication industry. Eastcom derives its strength from the most advanced communication technologies in the world, and enjoys long-term strategic partnerships with Motorola, Israel VCON, UKAIPSPAN, DLINK, etc.

EastCOM Finance was founded in 1996 and forms Eastcom’s core department. Our main business activities encompass a series of financial self-service and wireless communication products, including ATMs, POS terminals, and various banking solutions. Over a few decades, EastCOM Finance has witnessed a meteoric rise, transforming from an ATM manufacturer into a comprehensive system integrator with an industry-leading R&D center.

As a core member of AIMIA and CEN/XFS, EastCOM Finance actively promotes the international financial self-service industry. We will maintain a strategic perspective, consolidate R&D investment, continue to attract talent, and position EastCOM Finance as a leading enterprise in the financial self-service products arena.

Media contact:
Andreas Fabis
Marketing Director

atsec information security corporation
9130 Jollyville Road, Suite 260
Austin, TX 78759


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