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Failure to comply results in hefty fines or even being banned from taking credit card transactions. Every business, no matter how small, is required to comply with all 12 PCI requirements. ServerMania’s PCI-compliant hosting solutions empower businesses to build PCI-compliant services and applications. Our data centers and networks are engineered for compliance. They are the trusted foundation on which thousands of businesses build PCI-compliant ecommerce stores and applications.
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If your business takes credit card payments, its infrastructure and software must comply with the PCI DSS. Compliance is mandatory, even if your organization uses a third-party payment processor.
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The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards are rules devised by leading members of the credit card industry, including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. The standards describe the security measures that must be in place for any business that accepts, transmits, or stores cardholder data, even if they use a third-party payment provider.
PCI-compliant hosting provides a foundation for building compliant applications. The physical and network security is engineered to comply with PCI standards, and processes are in place to ensure that the infrastructure remains compliant. It should be understood that PCI-compliant hosting does not guarantee compliance because the hosting provider cannot control the code that you run on the server. However, PCI-compliant hosting does make it cheaper and faster to comply with the PCI DSS.
The PCI DSS comprises six security goals with 12 requirements in total:
To comply with the PCI DSS, your business’s infrastructure, networks, processes, and software must comply with the goals and standards of the credit card industry. Additionally, businesses must be able to prove that they are compliant.
For most businesses, that means completing a Self-Assessment Questionnaire, which includes an Attestation of Compliance. Larger companies—those that process more than 6 million transactions a year—must complete a third-party audit with a qualified security assessor (QSA).
Businesses are responsible for making sure their infrastructure and software comply, even if they use a third-party hosting provider. Ultimately, your business is accountable, and it is your business that will be fined in case of a security breach. However, a trustworthy third-party PCI-compliant hosting provider can reduce the cost and effort of PCI-compliance by building and maintaining compliant data centers, networks, and servers.
According to a recent report from Verizon, only 39 percent of US organizations are PCI compliant. Non-compliance exposes those businesses to fines that vary from $5,000 to $100,000 per month. But fines aren’t the only cost of non-compliance. If a business is not PCI-compliant, its infrastructure is insecure. If there is a security breach and credit card data is stolen, the cost may be much higher and include lawsuits, legal fees, and damage to the organization’s reputation. Massive breaches can cost hundreds of millions of dollars in fines and other payments.
Merchants are divided into levels according to how many credit card transactions they process each year.
Although these criteria are accurate, individual credit card company may apply alternative criteria that affect a merchant’s level, so be sure to look into the rules that apply to your business.
A merchant’s level determines the actions they must take to demonstrate compliance. Level 2,3, 4 merchants should complete an Annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire and a quarterly network scan by an Approved Scan Vendor (ASV). Level 1 merchants are required to undergo an Annual Report on Compliance (ROC) by a Qualified Security Advisor (QSA).