News – StarRez Achieves PCI Level 1 Certification

StarRez Inc., the world leader in student housing, conference, and conduct software, today announced the company has attested the highest level of compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as a Level 1 service provider.  The completion of PCI DSS validation demonstrates StarRez’s ongoing commitment to meet and exceed data security protection standards.

                                              PCI Compliance

“StarRez’s completion of the PCI DSS assessment illustrates our commitment to ensuring that we provide a secure and reliable cloud environment for our customers’ critical applications,” said Travis Knipe, Chief Executive Officer at StarRez.

The PCI DSS is a comprehensive standard that requires merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to strict information security controls and processes.  It was created by the founding brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, which includes American Express, Discover Financial, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc.  The standard includes twelve requirements that include the following information security topics:

  • Security management
  • Policies and procedures
  • Physical security
  • Network architecture
  • User access management
  • Network and systems monitoring
  • Software development

The scope of StarRez’s PCI DSS assessment included physical security, penetration testing, vulnerability scans and related controls.  The assessment was performed by CampusGuard (, a globally accredited Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) firm that provides assurance and compliance services to global companies.  The assessment included all  applicable requirements of the PCI Data Security Standard for validation of “Level 1” service providers.  An Attestation of Compliance was issued to reflect StarRez’s full adherence with the Standard.  This document is available to customers upon request.

“As a trusted partner to our clients, safeguarding our customer information is our top priority,” said David Meale, President of StarRez, Inc. “Ensuring compliance with the PCI standards and keeping our PCI Certification up-to-date reflects our commitment to security and compliance for the protection of information.”

StarRez is now listed on the VISA Global Registry of PCI DSS Validated Service Providers:

View StarRez on the VISA Global Registry

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