PCI Hosting Information & Guide

The guide to PCI Compliance and PCI Web Hosting

3 Tips for Long-Term PCI Compliance Success

Far too many companies look at PCI compliance as a short-term mandatory necessity. Just because you’ve jumped through a few of the initial hoops toward compliance, like taking the self-assessment questionnaire, consulting a Qualified Security Assessor or using PCI compliant hosting, that doesn’t mean you’re home free. Here are the top three tips for...

Survey Shows Vulnerabilities Decreasing

A recent survey shows that vulnerabilities may be on the downward trend when it comes to PCI compliance services. The recently released WhiteHat Website Security Statistics Report has conducted every year since 2006 to present the statistics of existing website vulnerabilities, including those from custom Web applications. Is PCI compliant web hosting having a...

Merchant Levels Breakdown

Are you required to use PCI compliant hosting? Do you know the right guidelines to follow for your merchant level? This quick guide will give a brief overview of the PCI DSS requirements, and how they vary depending on the merchant level that your business is categorized under. Understanding Your Level Merchants at every level of business may need PCI...

Going Wireless

All companies accepting credit card transactions must stay in compliance with the PCI DSS guidelines. This can include using a PCI compliant dedicated server, maintaining and auditing security logs and access records, and other measures to keep cardholder data safe and secure. For merchants who use wireless local networks, there are a few extra measures that...

Noncompliance: Fees or Fines?

If you’re using PCI compliant hosting for your online website transactions, you’re running a much lower chance of being slapped with fees or fines for PCI noncompliance. What’s the difference between fees and fines, and when are you at risk for either one? Fees Noncompliance fees are used by processors to deliver a costly reminder that’s supposed to encourage...

The Dangers of Cutting Corners on PCI Compliance

When looking at PCI compliance services, it’s easy to feel intimidated by the bottom line and look around for ways to reduce costs. While making financially sound decisions is an integral part of keeping any business solvent, PCI compliance is one place you don’t want to cut corners. Serious Sanctions Non-compliance with the PCI DSS requirements can cost huge...