Named after its original developers (Europay, MasterCard® and Visa® ), this smart chip technology features payment instruments (cards, mobile phones, etc.) with embedded microprocessor chips that store and protect cardholder data. Even though U.S. standards have not yet been announced for chip or PIN, we're prepared to roll the minute they are - that's what we mean by leading edge security.
To protect data, Sterling uses physical and logical security, network protection, audit logging and redundancy.
On-line testing and automated diagnostics are used to integrate and certify your payment solutions.
One of the biggest challenges facing POS developers is making sure their applications comply with security requirements established by the PCI-DSS. We were one of the first payment processors certified as PCI compliant and we update our PCI standards annually.