Automated Valet reports PCI compliance comes with major benefits

Plantation, Fla. January 2011 PCI compliance is more than just a nice label. It means that the financial and personal information stored or processed through your valet operation is secure from theft.
PCI compliance is not an optional accessory, its an absolute necessity. It assures your customers that their information is safe with your operation. It also assures you that your system is sound and you have done everything possible to prevent data from being stolen from your business.

Automated Valets operating system, AVPM earned PCI compliant status in early 2010. Automated Valet Founder and CEO Ken Gulec says he is proud that his company has the designation and can offer it to clients.

Our system is fully compliant with the standards of the PCI Security Standards Council so our clients can be sure the data they handle is safe, he says. We want the valet industry to understand the importance of PCI compliance.

The PCI Security Standards Council is a global forum, launched in 2006, that works to promote the secure management of data, payment information and PIN transactions. The council's founding members are American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc.

PCI compliance is not a one-time event, it is an ongoing process. As technology changes and more companies conduct transactions on a digital level, the security needs change. The same safety features that protect data stored on a computer terminal cannot be used on portable digital devices and smart phones. The council address security needs as they develop and keep ahead of criminal activity.

PCI compliant valet operating software is available, Gulec says. There is no reason to do without this important security measure. Whether you store customer data or not, if you take credit card payments, you must be PCI compliant.
PCI compliance is a working title. It helps identify and prove the security of your operation. It promotes customer confidence and it protects your business from theft, litigation, claims and government fines. For more information, visit or contact Automated Valet. or AVPM, the only valet parking application of its kind. For more information visit
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