What is PCI DSS?

PCI-DSS Compliance CertificateThe Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements created collaboratively by global credit card companies to ensure that all companies processing, storing, or transmitting credit card information maintain a secure environment.

  • Credit Card Data Protection
  • PCI DSS Compliant Fax Reception
  • Dedicated, Hardened IT Infrastructure
  • Merchant Processing / Fax-Handling
  • Full Global Compliance
  • PCI DSS-Compliant Fax Transmission

When do you need to be PCI DSS compliant?

If you send faxes that include full credit card numbers (referred to as “payment card data” by PCI), you need to comply with PCI DSS.

InterFAX has maintained compliance with PCI DSS for several years as a merchant and stays up to date with changes as requirements evolve. Our commitment to the standard directly led to the development of PCI Fax – a premium security service that offers users the highest level of client data protection: PCI Tier 1 certification. This protection enables PCI DSS compliant fax transmission and PCI DSS compliant fax reception.

How is this different from regular faxing through InterFAX?

With our standard service, InterFAX acts as a passive conduit for fax content passing through our systems. We improve fax security via our TLS and PKI inputs and our popular “Delete Fax after Completion” feature, which ensures that fax images are not stored on our systems any longer than necessary for faxing.

With InterFAX PCI Fax, your faxes are sent through a separate, hardened subsystem which has undergone rigorous compliance testing. This means that you remain PCI DSS compliant when outsourcing your faxing to InterFAX.


Contact us to learn more about PCI DSS compliant faxing