If your business processes, transmits, or stores credit or debit card information you are required to comply with the PCI’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). All major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB endorse and require the unified PCI DSS v3.0, which details information security requirements for merchants, service providers, and acquirers to help protect against fraud and identity theft. So, who needs PCI scanning? Simply put, if your business takes credit cards as payment, you will likely require quarterly PCI scanning by an Approved Scanning Vendor. If you call us or send an email, we can quickly verify whether your business requires ASV PCI Scanning. If you want to research your business needs on your own, you will need to determine your PCI Merchant Level and the Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) version you need to complete.
Still have questions about PCI scanning?
If the answer is yes, we are not surprised. Information about PCI scanning and PCI requirements is often confusing and overwhelming. Adding to the problem, many businesses give conflicting or incorrect information about PCI compliance requirements.
Visit our frequently asked PCI Scanning questions section for more information. Feel free to contact us with any further questions.