What is PCI DSS and how does it affect your business?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a global security standard set by the PCI Security Standards Council. PCI compliance is a mandatory requirement which applies to all businesses that store, process or transmit cardholder details and is in place to ensure a secure environment is maintained.
If your business handles cardholder details and is not PCI compliant, you are liable to incur substantial fines enforced by the card schemes.
Removing the burden of PCI compliance
Thanks to our PCI DSS Level 1 accreditation, we have a firm understanding of the stringent requirements involved in becoming PCI compliant.
PCI Compliance requirements
PCI requirements differ depending on the chosen type of payment integration:
- Hosted integration – your payment page is hosted on PayPoint.net’s fully secure & PCI compliant servers: Complete a yearly SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire) to verify compliance.
- API integration – your payment page is hosted on your own server / network: complete a yearly SAQ and quarterly network scans.
Find out more about PCI compliance requirements for API and Hosted integrations
Our payment, fraud & PCI consultants are available on 0800 810 0136 to answer all your questions about PCI compliance and discuss any specific requirements.