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PCI Compliance–Do you take payment cards?

PCI Compliance is a major issue in 2011. Too often we hear about credit and debit card information being raided by malicious hackers, and millions of dollars in charges being rung up by unauthorized personnel. There is now a mandate in place requiring any business processing payments by card to comply with the Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard or face liabilities up to $500,000.

BizNet Technology has been helping businesses organize and protect their data for years. The first step toward PCI-DSS compliance is to install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data. And this means more than enabling a software firewall that is easy prey for hackers. This is a hardware firewall demand, to physically intercept network traffic and force it to comply with security guidelines.

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