PCI Compliance 101
So what’s PCI compliance? Simply put, it’s conformity to security standards set by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council™ to protect cardholder data.
It works by the PCI council managing these security standards, and major payment card brands such as Visa® enforcing adherence to it.
The PCI council requires that all organizations or merchants that store, process, or transmit cardholder data are PCI compliant, whether large or small. If you accept payment cards, then you’re required to be compliant.
Our Quick Shopping Cart® application is fully PCI compliant. It meets all server requirements and cardholder data storage standards.
Using Quick Shopping Cart, you DO NOT need to obtain network security scans as your payment card brand may request. Our Quick Shopping Cart application is scanned monthly by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) to verify compliance.
You are, however, required to complete a PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) Self-Assessment Questionnaire if your payment card brand requests it. This validates your business and the way you manage cardholder data.
For more information, please see PCI Compliance FAQ.