PCI DSS Compliance A Must for Every Online Business

In recent years, it has become mandatory for all merchants accepting credit card payments to be compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). These standards were put in place by the 5 major credit card brands and are intended to prevent compromising of cardholder data by merchants that transmit, process, and/or store cardholder data.

Although it may sound intimidating, becoming PCI compliant can be easily achieved by most ecommerce businesses. Complying with the PCI DSS means improving the security of your cardholders’ data, increasing customer confidence during the purchase process and protecting your business from possible security breaches.

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NETBANX’s PCI Validation

To help your business meet PCI DSS compliance requirements and to facilitate the validation process, Optimal Payments has partnered with Security Metrics, a PCI DSS–accredited Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and ASV. Partnering with us allows you to benefit from special rates and a full range of validation services.

Security Metrics will work with you to complete the two main components of validation:

  1. Completing the PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) as defined by the PCI standards
  2. Set-up regular network vulnerability scans to certify your website

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Avoid Heavy Fines

Fines have been introduced by Visa and MasterCard for businesses that are compromised and are found to not be PCI DSS compliant. Fines can be considerable, so to protect your business, it is vital that you become PCI DSS compliant and that you maintain compliance in the future.