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PCI Compliance

CS-Cart is designed to meet the latest security requirements. One of such requirements is PCI compliance.

PCI is a set of strict security standards relating to storage, processing or transaction of credit card data, developed by the leading payment brands, including American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. Compliance with PCI Data Security Standard is highly recommended for all online stores.

Here are the core principles and requirements, around which the specific elements of the PCI 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

CS-Cart compliance with PCI

Cardholder data protection in CS-Cart is provided only for online payment methods.

When the order processing is carried out, double protection is possible. In addition to the Blowfish encryption, data can also be encoded with the certificate-based encryption during transmission over networks, as CS-Cart supports SSL certificates of all types.

Another important security factor, which considerably minimizes potential risks, is a PCI compliant hosting environment.

For more information on PCI compliance please visit the PCI Security Standards Council website.