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.