What is PCI DSS Compliance?
“The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.”
Who is responsible for the PCI Data Security Standard?
“The PCI DSS…was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. International, to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.”
How does PCI DSS Affect Me?
PCI DSS compliance affects all hosting providers whose customers transact business online. This certainly includes customers who maintain servers solely for the purpose of ecommerce, but equally affects shared hosting providers whose customers host small shopping carts and store sensitive customer data (ecommerce-related and otherwise). If you allow ecommerce activity and sensitive storage on your servers, your customers need their hosting environment to meet PCI DSS compliance requirements.
Rack911 can work with you to ensure your server is secured. We will even work with your shared hosting customers to ensure account-specific requirements are being met as well.
Contact Rack911 today to discuss the impact of PCI DSS on your customers and strategies for getting your servers compliant.
* Provided by the PCI Security Standards Council. Read the complete documentation.