More and more businesses are going virtual each day and put their business to work for them 24 hours a day. With, e commerce in expansion in mind it becomes totally imperative to establish standards of security. The Payment Card Industry or PCI has established pretty clear standards for companies that wish to utilize this fast growing and highly lucrative line of business. Funded by Visa and Mastercard primarily; PCI was developed to ensure consumer confidence in purchasing goods and services over the internet. Whether you are a small or large corporation and you have an established online business, you are expected to be PCI Compliant. Failure to do so can cost your business profound costs in litigation, fees from Visa and Mastercard, and loss in potential business. It simply is not worth the risk to your business to lack in due diligent security. As a solution, HPD Global IT Consulting offers Enterprise-wide PCI Compliance SaaS solution to businesses that are small as well as large. We implement all DSS standards and provide you with a security baseline to start you off with security due diligence.

More and more these days it is becoming totally necessary to be compliant with Industry and Government standards or face paying huge fines that many businesses do not survive financially. The security threats are real and more and more we are hearing about this in the media. Security crackers have caused billions in damages, we can only estimate how much is kept away from the public eye and government by private organization who pay hush money to keep customer satisfaction up. PCI compliance really covers a lot of areas in which its possible for Card holder information to be stolen.

The core of the PCI DSS is a group of principles and accompanying requirements, around which the specific elements of the DSS are organized:

Build and Maintain a Secure Network

Requirement 1: Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters

Protect Cardholder Data

Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data
Requirement 4: Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks

Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software
Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

Implement Strong Access Control Measures

Requirement 7: Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
Requirement 8: Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
Requirement 9: Restrict physical access to cardholder data

Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

Requirement 10: Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
Requirement 11: Regularly test security systems and processes

Maintain an Information Security Policy

Requirement 12: Maintain a policy that addresses information security

Techevolution is proud to announce that in the Fall of 2009, we adopted the resources to completely virtualize any network, small or large. In doing so, we make it possible to deploy servers on-demand.  Many or our customers have peace of mind knowing that their once physical servers are now fully virtualized in our own redundant data center. We can help you reduce your energy costs and we offer plans to fully manage your server maintenance.