Learn how to be PCI compliant without being overwhelmed
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DDS) is designed to protect consumer cardholder data during the entire ecommerce transaction. This is all reassuring but so many merchants, Acquirers, and Independent Sales Organizations are feeling overwhelmed by the level of scrutiny, time, and resources PCI DDS requires.
So, what can you, as a merchant do to make sure you are PCI DDS compliant without spending all your time, energy, resources, and budget on maintaining this compliance? Well, the first thing we want you to do is download our white paper titled, The Cost of Compliance. Then we want you to sit down and read it. (Remember, we at Verifi are on your side and we want you to be able to do what you do best.)
The most common question we get about PCI DDS compliance zeroes in on being able to provide safe, secure and compliant payment processing without breaking the bank.
Is PCI Compliance Enough For Your Business?
Too many merchants mistakenly believe that being PCI compliant provides them with enough protection. But the reality is that PCI compliance can only take you so far. This is why so many card-not-present (CNP) merchants become overwhelmed and overburdened when it comes to compliance, security, and safety. You cannot rely on just PCI compliance.
(Hint, now is a good time to stop reading and fill out the form on the right. Just a few taps on the keyboard and one click is all it takes to get our free white paper on PCI DDS compliance.)
Your payment gateway needs to provide:
- Merchant partner data protection
- Limited access to cardholder data
Does your payment gateway offer this? It should. Remember simply being PCI DDS compliant isn’t enough – for you or your customers. Make sure you’re getting the protection, data, and security you need.
You can learn more about tokenization and why it’s so important, in The Cost of Compliance.
What PCI DDS Means for Merchants
This white paper includes:
The PCI DDS is “a framework of specifications, tools, measurements and support resources to help organizations ensure the safe handling of cardholder information”.
This standard was created by VISA to provide merchants like you with a consistent data security protocol. This protocol is comprised of 12 security requirements, each with multiple associated tasks – all in an effort to protect cardholder data.
While we don’t have the space here on this single webpage to go into details of these 12 PCI DDS requirements, we can highlight the goals of these requirements. To learn more about the 12 requirements and what they mean for you, simply download our free whitepaper and skip ahead to the section titled Understanding the Cost of Compliance.
The PCI DDS goals include:
- Build and maintain a secure network
- Protect cardholder data
- Maintain a vulnerability management program
- Implement strong access control measures
- Regularly monitor and test networks
- Maintain an information security policy
Now, if you scroll up to the top of this page, you’ll see that these PCI DSS goals are very closely aligned with what we believe are some of the important features of payment gateway. It’s hard to achieve these PCI DDS goals when your payment gateway doesn’t measure up.
And this is why you need to work with a payment gateway that is more than just a third-party –but is actually your partner. A partner that is available to evolve and be flexible with the needs and demands of your business while remaining affordable.
You really need to read about the “ins” and “outs” of PCI DDS compliance and what it means for CNP merchants. Do you have an understanding of how emerging technologies such as Apple Pay, VISA Checkout, and MasterCard Contactless impact compliance and security? Learn about this and more in The Cost of Compliance.
Verifi’s Global Payment Gateway
Our Global Payment Gateway is PCI Level 1 certified and is processor agnostic, featuring flexible user management and controls, multi-currency support for international processing, and customizable reporting. You can be confident that you’ll get the level of security, reporting, analytics, and standards levels to keep you PCI compliant and protected. In our white paper, you’ll learn more about our Global Payment Gateway and how it can help you keep your PCI DDS compliance costs down, while giving you more than just the basics. Download the free white paper and then contact us with your questions. We’re here to help you! Verifi is your partner and we can and will make it easier for you to manage your business.