PA-DSS stands for "Payment Application Data Security Standard". This tab lists the features that Miva Merchant is required to provide to comply with the PCI (Payment Card Industry) security standards. Please note that this is not a complete checklist for PCI compliance. For example, PCI has requirements for hardware firewalls that Miva Merchant software cannot test for and does not provide. The checklist on this page only contains the PCI requirements that Miva Merchant is responsible for under PA-DSS.
To view the Miva Merchant AOV (Attestation of Validation): http://www.mivamerchant.com/html_email/pa-dss/PA-DSS_AOV.pdf
In order to maintain your PCI –DSS compliance, you must use Miva Merchant 5.5 Production Release 7 (fully patched), or later, AND follow the Miva Merchant PA-DSS Product Installation Guide when you configure your Miva Merchant online store. You can download the PA-DSS Product Installation Guide here: http://www.mivamerchant.com/html_email/pa-dss/PA-DSS-Implementation-Guide_v1.0.pdf
Larger merchants may be required by their merchant account provider to pass a PCI audit that is performed by a Qualified Security Assessor who is PCI certified.