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 188.8.131.52 and 4.4.0.01)
For more information, you can log on to https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/pci_dss.shtml
The web site includes FAQ’s, Hot Topics, most recent articles and a PCI-DSS Self Assessment Questionnaire.