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PCI Compliance For Small Businesses

PCI Compliance For Small Businesses

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What Is PCI Compliance?

PCI compliance is not a single event, but an ongoing process. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was established by the major card brands. All businesses that process, store, or transmit payment card data are required to implement the requirements outlined in the PCI DSS to prevent cardholder data theft. Technology and card processing situations change. SecurityMetrics saves you time as your single point of compliance support.

Determine Your Requirements

How you process payment cards determines your PCI requirements. To save time, use our online PCI scoping wizard, SecurityMetrics Expert, to discover your PCI requirements. Or, call one of our agents for help 24/7.

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Complete Your Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

All merchants are required to complete a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) for PCI compliance. Your specific questionnaire is determined by how you handle payment card data. SecurityMetrics ensures you are completing the applicable SAQ and our award-winning support team helps you complete it accurately.

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Pass Your ASV Scan

Merchants that process, store or transmit cardholder data online are required to have external network vulnerability scans performed by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) on their network or domain. SecurityMetrics' ASV scan tool helps you:

  • Understand scan results
  • Organize and manage scan results
  • Send scan reports
  • Filter scan results based on custom criteria
  • Manage your false positives
  • Find network vulnerabilities
  • Receive remediation tips to secure your network
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Report Your PCI Compliance

Merchants are required to validate and report their compliance to their merchant processor. To ensure you remain compliant and avoid potential non-compliance fees, we report your compliance to your merchant processor, send you account updates, and contact you for PCI service renewal.

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Have An Expert In Your Corner

Have An Expert In Your Corner

Our 24/7 technical support experts quickly help you complete your SAQ, explain identified vulnerabilities, pass your ASV scan, and ensure that your PCI compliance is validated and reported to your merchant processor. Whether through online chat or over the phone, we'll answer questions and remove roadblocks each step of the way.

Top Reasons To Use SecurityMetrics For PCI Compliance

Responsive Support Agents

Don't worry about automated phone systems or long wait times. SecurityMetrics has the largest in-house PCI support center in the world with an average inbound hold time of 17 seconds. Not only is our call center quick to respond over phone or chat, but our award winning agents are trained to explain PCI in a clear, concise way that moves you through the process as quickly as possible.

Tools That Empower Compliance

We have many tools available to simplify PCI compliance for small businesses and provide your business with enhanced data security. These tools include: internal and external vulnerability scanningmobile device securitycard data discoverypenetration testing, and PCI employee training.

Thorough Compliance Tracking And Account Management

See the status of your SAQ, vulnerability scan, and overall compliance in your online compliance console. Within the console you can also schedule scans and edit account information.

Simplified Bank Reporting

We make reporting your PCI compliance simple. Once you validate PCI compliance, we inform your bank so they know you’ve done your part to protect customer data.

Full-Service PCI Compliance Partner

As one of the few companies that holds credentials for all aspects of PCI compliance, SecurityMetrics can assist your small business with any PCI need. If you have questions about PCI compliance, we'll get you answers. We continually improve our compliance solutions based on our forensic team's findings to provide you the most accurate compliance and security solutions.

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  • Guide SecurityMetrics Guide to PCI DSS Compliance

    The SecurityMetrics Guide to PCI DSS Compliance will help you understand current PCI requirements and trends, so that you can better protect data from inevitable future attacks.

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    In this white paper, Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) from SecurityMetrics offer their best recommendations on how you can save time on your next PCI DSS audit and maintain PCI compliance.

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    Academy contains videos, quizzes, and external resources on topics like security policies and encryption. Our intent is to help SMBs like franchisees, small merchants, and healthcare practices address specific cybersecurity risks businesses may face.

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