Achieving and maintaining PCI compliance is critical and mandatory for businesses that accept credit cards. Without it, merchants face a greater risk of experiencing security breaches that can have devastating consequences for its customers and for the business.
When you are ready to accept credit cards for your business it makes sense to choose a full-service merchant account provider such as TransFirst® which offers over 19 years in the industry, with payment solutions for mobile, register, wireless and Internet-based processing.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures, intended to optimize the security of credit and debit card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information.
No matter what type of business you’re in, accepting credit cards can help boost sales and expand customer reach. Companies and their customers also find that payment processing with recurring payments has its advantages — namely, convenience.
At TransFirst® we’re committed to keeping all entities involved in credit card processing protected from transaction fraud — but it’s best to remember that keeping cardholder data safe is a shared responsibility. One way merchants who accept credit cards can help to reduce their risk of a data breach is by using tokenization — a weapon in our fraud protection arsenal that helps safeguard sensitive information.