PCI Compliance


PCI Compliance and Macola Integration

PCI compliance is a company wide issue, not a particular application.

PCI compliance comprises 12 requirements in 6 areas (https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/pci_dss.shtml). Some of these are IT, some are software / application, and some are procedural. Of the following list, our Credit Card Deluxe software can fulfill requirement 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and part of 10. The other items can be handled by your Network guy and good procedures. 

Build and Maintain a Secure Network

Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters 

Protect Cardholder Data

Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data
Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks 

Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software
Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications 

Implement Strong Access Control Measures

Requirement 7: Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
Requirement 9: Restrict physical access to cardholder data 

Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
Requirement 11: Regularly test security systems and processes 

Maintain an Information Security Policy

Requirement 12: Maintain a policy that addresses information security


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