If your organization handles credit or debit card information, you need to follow the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).
It is not an easy task to reach the PCI compliance for your IT infrastructure on your own, as this requires expertise, time as well as special equipment to maintain. Renting a cloud that has a PCI DSS certificate is much easier. PCI DSS hosting service allows companies to work with financial institutions directly via the payment interfaces of banks and organization itself.
Cloud4U PCI DSS Secured cloud platform guarantees secure handling of cardholders’ data. The certificate confirms the high level of security as well as ensures protection against penalties, that may be levied due to non-compliance with the requirements of the generally accepted security standard.
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- Fast launch without high investment, complex regulatory approvals and inspections.
- Significant savings on equipment while providing full functionality and high levels of protection.
- Protection from fines that may be imposed for non-compliance with the PCI DSS standard.
- Building up a positive image of a company that is serious about information security.
In addition, our PCI compliance experts can guide you through the entire audit process.
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What is PCI DSSPCI DSS (stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a generally accepted security standard that vendors of goods and services that accept payment cards must meet. In order to establish a standard in this area, market participants must agree on what can be considered secure. For this purpose, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) was created.
It is this council, formed by the five largest payment systems (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Discover), that defines the rules. Companies seeking to obtain a "PCI DSS Certified" document must pass certification annually.
Simply put, the PCI DSS is a document with a long list of criteria that a business must meet if it manages bank card data in any way.
Why PCI DSS certification is importantThe PCI DSS certificate is a confirmation that the company works with cardholders information in strict compliance with security standards. Therefore, obtaining a PCI DSS certificate is a mandatory requirement for each organization that stores, processes or transfers in its information systems the payment cards related data. The requirements apply to standard and online stores, banks, payment gateways, processing centers and other related structures.
Who needs to get a PCI DSS certificateEach organization that processes payment card data. Even if the company does not store this data, but transfers it via network, uses this data or can access it, then it automatically becomes a member of the payment system. And it is obliged to obtain a PCI DSS certificate.
To be certified according to the standard, the company must pass an independent QSA audit, or fill out a special document: SAQ self-assessment list. It can be difficult to understand the technical and organizational requirements of the PCI DSS standard, to understand the sequence of actions and to carry out all procedures necessary to obtain a certificate. In addition, it can be too expensive for a company to purchase equipment that can provide the level of security required by the standard.
Instead of spending time and money on PCI DSS certification and maintaining the IT infrastructure at the required level, the company can take advantage of a ready-made solution - "PCI DSS hosting" service from Cloud4U.
What happens if the infrastructure does not comply with the PCI DSS standardIf you ignore the standard requirements, the company will face problems. It could be terminated or refused to sign a contract for purchasing international payment systems services. In other words, it will be impossible to work with any card payments. In addition, failure to comply with the PCI DSS requirements may result in a fine of $200,000.
A cloud provider that has received a PCI DSS certificate guarantees compliance with the following security standards:
- Securing the cloud infrastructure
- Ensuring continuous monitoring of security systems
- Ensuring event log monitoring
- Rapid warning of emergency situations
- Correct management of security policies
- Security circuit support for IT infrastructure
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