Why being PCI DSS Level 1 Certified matters:
First, what is PCI DSS?
The 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. There are currently 15 PCI Security Standards that have been developed specifically to protect payment account data through the entire payment lifecycle. They include standards for merchants, service providers, and financial institutions on security practices technologies and processes, and standards for developers and vendors for creating secure payment products and solutions.
InterFAX is the world’s first and only cloud fax provider that is PCI DSS Level 1 Certified, which means we take into account components including:
- Credit Card Data Protection
- PCI DSS Compliant Fax Reception and Transmission
- Dedicated, Hardened IT Infrastructure
- Merchant Processing / Fax-Handling
- Full Global Compliance
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 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.
We have been using the InterFAX PCI portal to secure inbound credit card authorization forms for several of our properties. We are assured that our customers’ data is secure and we are in compliance with PCI standards with InterFAX.
-Extended Stay America
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