This explanation offers clarity and readability for users seeking information about PCI compliance and how to contact their payment processor.
In today's competitive business landscape, accepting credit cards is essential. However, the increasing threats of credit card fraud, identity theft, and data breaches require businesses to create a secure environment for card transactions. Mishandling this sensitive information can erode customer trust in both merchants and financial institutions.
What Is PCI Compliance?
To combat card payment fraud, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) introduced a set of requirements in 2006. These requirements mandate that all companies processing, storing, or transmitting credit card information maintain a secure environment. The PCI SSC offers a comprehensive framework, tools, and support resources to assist businesses in securely handling payment card data.
Initially focused on merchant processing, these standards were later extended to cover encrypted Internet transactions. These requirements, collectively known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), form the core of any credit card company's security protocol.
PCI compliance standards play a crucial role in preventing fraudulent activity and reducing data breaches by safeguarding the sensitive financial information of cardholders. Unsecured credit card data is vulnerable to hacking, and once obtained, it can be exploited for various fraudulent activities, including identity theft.
Whether you're a startup or a global enterprise, payment card industry (PCI) compliance ensures the security of all your credit card transactions.
Guardian Inspection Payments
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM MTN
TSYS (formerly TransFirst)
PayPal Payments Pro
Network Merchants (NMI)
PayFuse (ClearCommerce) FIS ClearCommerce®
Phone: US +1 800 237 2169
Phone: +1 (866) 872-3729
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