Prairie POS Connection Inc. is an Elavon Payments Partner
& Registered MSP/ISO of the Canadian branch of the U.S. Bank National Association & Elavon
An Elavon Payments Partner
The same technologies that make everyday business efficient also make it easy for hackers to access sensitive information. Stolen cardholder account data is a major concern for all participants in the payment industry: consumers, merchants, financial institutions and processors. Merchants and financial institutions often suffer unanticipated operational expenses resulting from data hacking and fraud. To better protect your business, your customers, and the integrity of the payment system, each of the card companies has in place a set of requirements governing the safekeeping of account information.
The PCI Security Standards Council is a global open body formed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc. It's purpose is to develop, enhance, disseminate and assist with the understanding of security standards for payment account security. The Council maintains, evolves, and promotes the Payment Card Industry Security Standards (PCI DSS). The PCI DSS is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.
All merchants are required to comply with the Payment Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) and all payment applications must be certified and validated annually. Non-compliance may result in additional costs and expenses for your business.
Our PCI Compliance Manager provides an online tool that easily walks customers through the validation process. The tool has built-in features such as a security policy template, online chat for help, vulnerability scanning (for businesses card processing services connecting via the internet), and a dedicated support team for assistance in using the tool.
Our PCI Plus Managed Security Service provides comprehensive tools and services aimed at helping reduce the impact of PCI DSS as well as speed up the validation process.
While PCI is not insurance, it acts as best practice safeguards against risk. It’s taking the necessary actions to ensure that the environment is secure as possible against compromise threats. When consumers offer their bankcard at the point of sale, over the Internet, on the phone, or through the mail, they want assurance that their account information is safe.
By completing the compliance certificate you are committing to protecting your customers' personal data by ensuing that you handle credit and debit card transaction safely & security