Cubic Payment Application Software Achieves PCI-DSS Certification; CPA 3.0 ensures certified security for credit and debit card

Cubic Payment Application Software Achieves PCI-DSS Certification; CPA 3.0
ensures certified security for credit and debit card data for transit
operators

The latest version of their Cubic Payment Application (CPA 3.0) has been
successfully "Validated According to PA-DSS v2.0" by the PCI Security
Standards Council, and is listed as "Acceptable for New Deployments" on the
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) website.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Cubic
Transportation Systems, a leading integrator of payment and information
technology and services for intelligent travel solutions, today announced that
the latest version of their Cubic Payment Application (CPA 3.0) has been
successfully "Validated According to PA-DSS v2.0" by the PCI Security
Standards Council, and is listed as "Acceptable for New Deployments" on the
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) website.

"Today, merchants accepting credit and debit cards are required by their
acquiring banks to comply with PCI DSS," said Janet Koenig, Cubic
Transportation Systems' director of Central Systems. "CPA 3.0, an integral
component of our NextCity suite, provides a secure payment gateway directly to
merchant acquiring banks or other financial institutions. PA-DSS certification
of CPA helps transport operators and authorities to achieve PCI DSS
certification by providing one less step for them to worry about."

CPA 3.0 is architected to provide optimum performance for securely processing
legacy closed-loop payments (such as agency issued transit smartcards) as well
as emerging forms of payment including open-loop (bank-issued contactless
cards), mobile and EMV payments. Key features of CPA 3.0 include support for:

  *Account-based payments, as processed by Cubic's NextAccount, which is
    essential for open payments, mobile, parking and tolls.
  *European and North American adoption of global EMV payments standards
  *Emerging transit-specific transaction authorization and processing
    policies
  *Concurrent connections to multiple acquirers

Previous versions of CPA, including CPA 2.0101, have also been certified as a
Validated Payment Application.

For more information about Cubic's solutions for intelligent travel, please
visit http://cts.cubic.com/ or call 1-858-268-3100.

About PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council is made up of the five major payments
brands – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Financial Services and
JCB International – and is responsible for developing, managing, educating and
generating awareness of the PCI Security Standards.

About Cubic Transportation Systems

Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is part of Cubic Corporation. Cubic
Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense
Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense
Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and defense
electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training,
operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for U.S. and
allied nations.

Cubic® Transportation Systems, Inc., is a leading integrator of payment and
information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic
delivers integrated solutions that help transport operators manage their
operations and services and give passengers choices in the smartest and
easiest ways to pay their fares. Cubic specializes in design, development,
manufacture, supply, installation, integration, services and information.
Services provided by Cubic include on-site management, central systems,
operations support, patron support, business support and field services.

Every year, nearly 7 billion rides are taken worldwide using Cubic payment and
information systems. Cubic has delivered over 400 projects in 40 major markets
on five continents. Active projects include London; Brisbane (Southeast
Queensland) region, Australia; New York/New Jersey region; Washington, D.C.
/Baltimore/Virginia region; Los Angeles region; San Diego region; San
Francisco region; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Chicago; Atlanta region; Miami (South
Florida) region; Vancouver and Edmonton, Canada; Sydney (New South Wales),
Australia; Germany; and Scandinavia.

For more information about Cubic, see the company's website at
http://www.cubic.com.

Contacts:

Debra Montner
Montner & Associates
PH: 203-226-9290 ext. 112
Cell: 203-984-7861

Timothy A. Hill
Director of Corporate Communications
Cubic Corporation
PH: 858-505-2430
Cell: 858-232-2927
timothy(dot)hill(at)cubic(dot)com

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