PCI Compliance

WHAT DOES THE PCI COMPLIANCE MEAN?

PCIIn 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. In operational terms, it means that you are playing your role to make sure your customers’ payment card data is being kept safe throughout every transaction, and that they – and you – can have confidence that they’re protected against the pain and cost of data breaches.

PowerTech Group of Chicago specializes in providing secured network solutions to variety of different retail customers supporting Merchant efforts toward obtaining PCI DSS validation and compliance.

From the world’s largest corporations to small Internet stores, compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is vital for all merchants who accept credit cards, online or offline, because nothing is more important than keeping your customer’s payment card data secure.

The size of your business will determine the specific compliance requirements that must be met. PowerTech Group understands that achieving PCI DSS compliance is more then installing PA DSS secured system.

PAYMENT CARD INDUSTRY (PCI) DATA SECURITY STANDARD

REQUIREMENTS AND SECURITY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES | VERSION 3.2

Click to download the PDF   PCI DSS V 3.0 PDF

It is important to maintain the same standards and levels of security, Therefore, we are available to our clients 24 / 7 / 365 (whenever help is needed.) Contact us today! To schedule an appointment to learn the steps to achieve PCI compliance, and to make your POS transactions secured.

How to become compliant ?

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PCI Complaint Companies will have all of these Benefits:

NETWORK SECURITY

 

  • Active Firewall – To monitor incoming and outgoing network traffic based on security rules.
  • Secure Remote Communication – Ability for remote access securely.
  • Router Port Limitation – Appropriate router configuration specific for the PCI compliance.
  • CHD Transmission – Encryption of card holder data for added security measures.
  • Secured Wireless – A safe wireless network is a must for any company, even when not strictly following the PCI guidelines.
  • VLAN Segregation – Having POS, Data, and Voice all on separate VLANs.
  • Private/Public Network – Networks for the POS and a network for the customers/employees.
  • Content Filtering – any content incoming that has been deemed explicit or harmful will not be able to come in to the network.

DATA ACCESS

 

  • Remote Monitoring
  • Local Monitoring
  • Local Access
  • Remote Connection Validation
  • Managing User Authentication

 

POLICIES / PROCEDURES

 

  • Network Diagram – Customer will have full knowledge of how everything is connected and mapped out.
  • Incident Management
  • Remote Access Procedures
  • Firewall Configuration – Will be done for the customer to meet all PCI requirements.
  • User Tutoring and Support – The customer will always have full knowledge of what is going on behind the scenes of their company.