16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Global payment gateway BlueSnap today announced that SecurityMetrics, a leader in data security and compliance, will provide PCI compliance services
Each year, merchants that accept major credit cards, such as Visa and MasterCard, are required to be compliant with the requirements as set forth in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). These requirements are designed to ensure merchants have in place adequate protection for the business and its customers against payment card theft and fraud.
Under PCI 3.0, merchants who use Client-side encryption are now required to fill out a far more complex Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ-A-EP). While eCommerce merchants that are currently PCI compliant do not need to take action until their current yearly certificate expires, all future renewals will require the completion of this new SAQ form.