Certified Payment Processing

An SSL Certificate Does Not Guarantee PCI Compliance

Many businesses would like to be PCI compliant, because it is a security standard that can help prevent security breaches. PCI stands for Payment Card Industry, but you sometimes see the abbreviation DSS attached as well, with DSS standing for Data Security Standard. Companies of any size can become PCI compliant. When it comes to…

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Does PCI Compliance Apply to Your Business?

After a slew of massive data breaches, information security is more important than ever. This is where the concept of PCI compliance comes in. Otherwise known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI DSS, this concept is a security standard for proprietary information that applies to any business that stores, processes or…

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5 Security Precautions Online Business Owners Should Take

On this blog, we’ve often talked about the importance of cybersecurity, given the threat of data breaches, and the determination of hackers. However, there is another layer of security every data-using business has to take into account. This layer is not just defensive, but pro-active, because it takes into account a wider scope of threats…

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QIR Compliance: What’s it got to do with you?

Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) compliance is a standard set for resellers by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council to implement, configure and support Payment Application Data Security Systems (PA-DSS). QIR validated companies are listed on the website of the PCI Council. Although QIR compliance has not yet become a compulsory requirement, card…

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Do I need an SSL certificate for my online store?

Setting up an e-commerce site can involve a lot of new terminology and aspects you’ve never heard of before, such SSL or HTTPS. If you are new to e-commerce or to setting up a website in general, these terms can be baffling, but it is important not to ignore them. Making sure you know what…

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What is a SSL Certificate and Why Does my Online Business Need One?

If you are running an online business where customers select products via a shopping cart and pay by credit card utilizing an online payment processing gateway installed on your website, a SSL Certificate will ensure your customers’ credit card information is secure. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted…

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