PCI DSS Compliance – Website Payments Standard

Eliminate the cost and complexity of achieving PCI DSS Compliance

What is the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS)?
PCI DSS is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security established by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. International. It was developed to help the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis. All merchants that process, store, or transmit payment card information for American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, or Visa are required to be PCI DSS compliant.

How does Website Payments Standard make your payments PCI DSS compliant?
As customers shop on your site, they click a button to pay using their bank account, credit card or PayPal account. In any case, your customers pay on a secure, PayPal-hosted page. Because PayPal stores your customer’s credit card account information, you won’t need to worry about protecting stored cardholder data, encrypting data in transit, or restricting access to cardholder data. We continually maintain and regularly validate the security of Website Payments Standard. As a result, you can focus on winning more customers and providing outstanding customer service.

Committed to data integrity
Website Payments Standard has achieved PCI DSS compliance certification under the Visa Cardholder Information Security Program and the MasterCard Site Data Protection Program. In addition, PayPal has achieved the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's Statement of Auditing Standards #70 (SAS70) certification. This underscores our strong commitment to making security a central focus of our development efforts and protecting the safety and integrity of customer data.

Avoid the cost and complexity
Businesses that collect credit card information to process online payments are required to:

  • Build and maintain a secure network to protect payment card information
  • Protect cardholder information
  • Maintain a vulnerability management program
  • Implement strong access control measures
  • Regularly monitor and test networks
  • Maintain an information security policy

Meeting these requirements can be costly and time consuming. Website Payments Standard handles sensitive customer information for you so you can spend your time and resources running your business and serving your customers.

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