Become PCI Compliant

Secure Your Website and Protect your CDE

Prevent PCI Audit Failure

If you have a e-commerce website and you accept credit cards from your clients, you probably already heard of the term PCI, more specifically, PCI compliance. If you have not, PCI (short for Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard) is a standard that contains a series of security requirements that every merchant, big or small, must follow, to be in compliance. PCI was created and is mandated by the five major credit card companies: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB.

Every merchant falls under PCI and our Website Firewall (Cloud WAF) will help you be compliant by covering many of the PCI requirements.


PCI Compliance – Help Prevent Breaches

To be PCI compliant means that, as a merchant, you are doing the minimum required to protect your servers, your customers, and cardholder data (CDE in PCI terms). PCI has 12 core requirements, divided into hundreds of items that you must follow. The Sucuri Firewall will help you achieve many of them by providing a cloud-based Firewall, WAF & Intrusion Detection System for your websites. Some of the items we cover through our Virtual Patching, Hardening and security options provided are:

  • Requirement 1: Establish and implement a firewall Requirement 2: Harden your environment, disable unecessary services & configure system parameters to prevent misuse. Requirement 6: Ensure that system components are protected from known vulnerabilities
  • Requirement 6: Address common coding vulnerabilities Requirement 10: Implement audit trails Requirement 10: Review logs

Consequences of Non-Compliance

Criminals will attempt to exploit flaws in website code to steal sensitive customer information. From infections that intercept payment processes, to being blocklisted and losing loyal customers, no Ecommerce website can afford the time and stress of dealing with the aftermath of an intrusion. The Sucuri Website Firewall offers Professional and Business plans to support your SSL certificate and protect your online store. A Website Application Firewall is the primary requirement to becoming PCI compliant, and not without good reason.

Financial Risks

The impacts of being audited and found non-compliant can be staggering. This can include fines, fees, remediation costs, and lost revenue. Not only will customers lose trust in your brand, but they can potentially take legal action against your company. You may be required to provide free credit monitoring for your clients if credit card data was exposed (free for them, not you). The shame of a breach can ruin your brand’s reputation forever. Recovering from a breach requires significant investment in reputation management, marketing, and PR.

More than just compliance – Real security

Compliance is important and a great first step towards your security. However, we care more than just a compliance checkmark, we care about real security.

Secure Your Website and be PCI compliant

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