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May 2012

Ingenium Achieves PCI DSS Compliance for Fax Server Hosting

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Ingenium adheres to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS 2.0) and is reguarly audited by an approved PCI QSA. Ingenium has also completed the SAQ D for Service Providers. Ingenium fax hosting service customers don’t have to worry about thier buyer’s payment card security or about compliance with PCI DSS for managing fax data for thier business.

Ingenium’s PCI Fax Hosting Service provides secure and auditable faxed reception of credit card order forms that are securely presented to our service customers for payment processing. Document retention policies can also be specified to permanently destroy fax documents after a specific date.

What is PCI compliance?
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are network security and business practice guidelines adopted and enforced by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, and JCB to establish a minimum security standard to protect customer’s payment card
information. PCI DSS is a requirement for all credit card merchants that store, transmit, or process payment card information.

How does my business become PCI compliant for fax payments?
You can either use Ingenium’s PCI Fax Hosting Services or if you are storing, transmitting, or processing payment card information, your organization must meet the following requirements:

  • Build and maintain a secure network to protect payment card information
  • Maintain a vulnerability management program
  • Implement strong access control measures
  • Regularly monitor and test networks
  • Pass quarterly remote vulnerability scans
  • Use a firewall and virus software on all computers and servers
  • Maintain a patch management process
  • Encrypt data at rest
  • And much more