Be PCI-DSS Compliant by July 1 – Part II

If you store, process, or transmit cardholder data you must be compliant by July 1, 2010 with the PCI-DSS requirements. PCI-DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. Within the next few days, requirements established by the five major credit card networks including: American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International, will affect many businesses’ ability to accept credit cards. 

Download PCI Compliance for Dummies for a detailed explanation of everything you need to know about the new requirements.

Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 already contain inherent security features that provide the following features:

  • All credit card information is stored securely, encrypted through the use of algorithms.
  • Credit card transactions can be closely monitored via the Credit Card Log, which can be printed and/or purged.
  • Access to Credit formatted credit card information in inquiry or on printed reports can be determined by User, in User Maintenance.
  • Additional security is available via Role Maintenance.
  • MAS 90 and MAS 200 have the capability of clearing expired credit cards during Period End Processing or via manual Utility menu item.

 (Remember: The ONLY MAS 90 and MAS 200 versions currently in compliance with PCI-DSS Standards are Versions and 

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