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What is meant by a “payment application” in Part 2d of the Attestation of Compliance?

FAQ Response

A payment application is a commercial application that stores, processes, or transmits cardholder data as part of authorization or settlement. A common example of a payment application is the software running on a point-of-sale (POS) terminal. For information about payment applications used in your environment, contact the application vendor. For applications installed on a POS system, the POS terminal provider or your acquirer (merchant bank) may also be able to assist.

July 2015
Article Number 1062