Web hosting provider ITX Design announced on Tuesday that it has launched a new service to help simplify the PCI DSS compliance process for e-commerce vendors.
ITX Design said its new service is designed for small business owners as well as hosting companies who can offer it to their own clients.
With the new compliance service, online merchants can access and log customer credit card information from any website, while streamlining the PCI DSS compliance process in a few steps.
The service offers complete customization so vendors can design their own templates. Technicians at ITX Design assist clients to match the credit card fields to the merchant’s design template, which builds the optimal set-up for each scenario.
Ensuring PCI DSS compliance can be complex for small business owners, so this service aims at simplifying the process of becoming PCI DSS compliant. The support offered by ITX Design will give its e-commerce clients more confidence that credit card information is secure. Compliance-focused services have paid off for other web hosts. For example, Layered Techologies backs its compliance services with a compliance guarantee.
“With highly publicized data breaches trending up, business owners need to take a much closer look at credit card security and PCI DSS compliance,” Paul Schoolfield, CEO of ITX Design said in a statement. “Whether a vendor is new to e-commerce, or has concerns about their current PCI DSS compliance status, handling it alone exposes their company to significant risk. At ITX Design, we handle every facet of the compliance process.”
The new compliance service uses a solution where merchants are able to store customer credit card information into their own data valuts. The information can be stored on any computer, which ITX Design said can never be decrypted outside of the system. In case it ends up in the wrong hands, the codes can’t be used to breach credit card data.
ITX Design uses technology that can be embedded into any application, capturing credit card and card verification values or code fields, leaving the rest of the fields on the merchant’s website untouched.
The system has been integrated to support all major payment gateways, including Paypal Payflow Pro, Authorize.net and iPay.
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