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PCI DSS Compliance

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

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Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requires the protection of sensitive payment account data — such as primary account number (PAN), magnetic stripe data, CVV, and PIN — by any company that processes, stores, and transmits such data.

The standard was developed by members of the PCI Security Standards Council, which includes VISA, MasterCard, and American Express, in response to increased credit card fraud.

The focus of PCI compliance is the protection of sensitive cardholder account data that is collected and stored during credit card transactions. The standard consists of a core set of principles with 12 specific requirements for the protection of sensitive cardholder data in use, at rest, and in transit.


PCI Compliance: Prescriptive Compliance Standards Affecting Retailers

  • Requires that merchants storing credit information protect it properly with encryption

  • Deadlines are in place for different levels (1-4)

  • Penalties include fines and ultimately prevention of credit card transactions

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Reducing the Cost and Complexity of PCI DSS

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One of the key challenges merchants, banks, and payment processors face is the implementation of data encryption to comply with the PCI security requirements—and to do so in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

SafeNet dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of PCI compliance with the most complete and easy to manage data protection solution. With SafeNet, merchants, banks, and payment processors can protect sensitive data at rest, in use and in transit to meet the most challenging PCI security requirements.

SafeNet is the only vendor that provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution that encrypts and controls access to sensitive data from clients, to databases, to endpoint devices. Streamlined implementation ensures that PCI compliance deadlines are met and fines avoided.  

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