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What is PCI-DSS Compliance?

PaynetSecure is a is a Level 1 PCI-DSS compliant payment gateway.  What does PCI-DSS compliance mean?  And how does it affect you and your business?  

The PCI securities standard council was founded in 2006.  All the major card brands banded together to develop security requirements & protocols to ensure safe payment processing.  The council:

  • Implements standards for security policies, technologies and ongoing processes to safeguard payment processing systems from breaches and theft of cardholder data.
  • Helps merchants, banks, and vendors understand and implement standards for creating secure payment solutions



PCI-DSS Compliance Requirements

All organizations that store, process, or transmit cardholder information are required by comply with PCI-DSS standards. Without compliance, companies cannot accept card payments. Standards include:

  • Maintaining a Secure Network
  • Protecting Cardholder Data
  • Maintaining a Vulnerability Management Program
  • Implementing Strong Access Control Measures
  • Regularly Monitoring and Testing
  • Maintaining an Information Security Policy Network

Compliance with rigorous PCI-DSS processing standards is far beyond the scope of most organizations. After all, your focus is on your business, not on the intricacies of your payment processing network.  For this reason, it is a wise decision to offload the responsibility of PCI-DSS compliance to your payment gateway


How Your Payment Gateway Helps You

Using a Level 1 PCI-DSS compliant gateway saves you time, expense and responsibility.  And drastically reduces your company’s exposure to liabilities from data breaches or theft of sensitive card data.

Let the gateway shoulder the burden of compliance for you.  Freeing you focus on your business, secure in the knowledge that your payment processing is safe.  The gateway ensures:

  • Processing network connections are maintained and compliant with all standards
  • Security is continuously updated
  • Constant protection against malicious activity, violations, or threats
  • Card data is encrypted for processing
  • Repeat order & recurring billing data is safely stored in the gateway’s vault
  • Redundant processing centers keeps data safe even in the face of natural disasters
  • Access protection including security clearance, surveillance, authorization and access protocols for personnel
  • Integrated fraud protection protects you from cybercriminals

PCI-DSS Compliance Protects Your Business

Protecting your business against data breaches is more important than ever.  Every day there are new stories about a security breaches, stolen data, and the fallout resulting from them. 

Security breaches have big impacts on merchants:

  • Publicity over breaches can ruin a business
  • Customers lose trust and orders dry up
  • Financial losses from fraudulent transactions
  • Legal liabilities including fines & penalties, settlements, judgements and attorney fees
  • Expenses to fix the breach and comply with processing standards
  • Loss of ability to accept cards

Stay safe. Processing your transactions through a Level 1 PCI-DSS gateway is the easiest and most cost-effective way to protect your payment processing accounts. 

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