Cougar Mountain Software remains PCI compliant with Denali 2.9 update

Cougar Mountain Software remains PCI compliant with its latest update release for the Denali accounting software product line.

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC) has issued guidelines for all businesses that store, process, and/or transmit credit and/or debit card data to be compliant with the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) by July 1, 2010.

To ensure that Denali remains PCI compliant, Cougar Mountain Software has teamed up with Merchant Warehouse, which supplies MerchantWARE TransPort, a PA-DSS certified payment processing solution. As a result, MerchantWARE TransPort (MWT) now becomes the embedded solution that allows Denali to meet the mandated PCI software guidelines and remain in compliancy.

MerchantWARE TransPort is a Web-based application that works with Denali's Accounts Receivable, Point of Sale, and Order Entry modules. As the embedded solution, MWT streamlines the entire card processing system, and assumes all of the duties of handling the sensitive payment data. Now, when Denali users swipe customers' credit/debit cards, the cardholder data is collected, prepared, and transmitted directly by MWT via secure Internet communications using SSL to MerchantWARE's secure payment gateway. The data is then processed outside of Denali and the authorization returned automatically back to the appropriate Denali module, according to the company.

Additionally Denali now offers competitive merchant account fees and users a simplified way to pre-authorize credit card transactions.

About Cougar Mountain Software:

Founded in 1982, Boise, Idaho-based Cougar Mountain Software publishes accounting software, FUND accounting software, and point-of-sale software and hardware. Cougar Mountain Software has provided the software answers for more than 20,000 national clients across a variety of key industries. Cougar Mountain is ranked among the industry's top PC software developers in the nation.

About Denali:

Written using SQL server technology, the Denali accounting solution is geared towards growing small and medium businesses. It offers the advantages of multi-tiered security, a five-year fiscal calendar, and the ability to store almost limitless inventory items, while still being able to house multiple accounts and remain completely integrated.