PCI Security Standards Required

From the world's largest corporations to smallest of retailers, including internet retailing, compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a mandate. It is vital for any merchant who accepts credit cards, online or offline. As a retailer accepting credit cards at your locations, you must meet the PCI DSS Requirements or be subject to fines and penalties. By bringing your operation into compliance, you illustrate your customers' payment card data is being kept safe throughout every transaction. In security terms, it means that your business adheres to the PCI DSS requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures.

Locations who have not upgraded to the first phase of PCI compliance which was required by December 31, 2010 will absorb higher credit card fees and can possibly lose the privilege to process credit card fees on the network. While some brands have announced some extensions, the process to upgrade takes time and capital. If you are concerned about your PIC compliance status, contact our sales team for assistance. We are here to help you bring your facility to the next level of PCI compliance.