Burr Ridge, Illinois, January 21, 2010 – Fore! Reservations, the leading provider of golf course management and marketing software, today announced that its software is PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant. Fore! Reservations recently passed the PA-DSS (Payment Application Data Security Standard) compliance assessment set by the PCI Security Standards Council; a council formed by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover to enforce new guidelines to protect merchants from credit card fraud. Fore! Reservations is officially listed as a Validated Payment Application on the council’s website.
“After many months of development and an investment in engineering and auditing costs, we are proud to be one of the first software providers in the industry to become PCI compliant,” Fore! Reservations Chief Technology Officer David Beckwith states. “We are pleased that Fore! Reservations has a PCI-certified software solution for our golf courses that meets the credit card industry’s new security standards.”
Golf courses that use the Fore! Reservations software need to install the PCI compliant version along with a “black box server” solution to ensure the facility’s tee sheet and point-of-sale software is PCI compliant. The PCI Council’s requirement that merchants must adhere to these new mandates is being enforced to help stem the tide of enormous financial losses from stolen credit card data. PCI compliant practices help both reduce the risk that credit card companies face due to stolen data and the risk that Fore! Reservations customers face as business owners, should a breach ever occur. Becoming PCI compliant also ensures a golf course can continue to process credit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover without any potential penalties or higher fees.
“Fore! Reservations always strives to provide our customers with the necessary software products and features to help their business succeed,” Beckwith states. “It was important for us to be on the cutting-edge of the credit card industry’s new standards, and have a solution in place for our customers to help prepare them well in advance of the pending credit card security deadlines.”
For more information about Fore! Reservations please visit www.forereservations.com. For more information concerning PCI compliance, please visit the PCI Security Standards Council website www.pcisecuritystandards.org.
About Fore! Reservations
Fore! Reservations, established in 1995, is the leading provider of golf course management and marketing software. Its software provides courses with an easy-to-use Tee Time Reservation System, Integrated Online Tee Times, E-mail Marketing tools, a sophisticated Customer Database Management, a powerful Point-of-Sale system, and unrivaled Customer Service. With over 1,800 golf course installations represented by every state in the U.S. and numerous installations in Canada, it is the number one selling tee sheet in the golf industry. Fore! Reservations is a privately held company with offices in Burr Ridge and Wheaton, Illinois.