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What Is PCI Compliance?

Editorial Team March 7, 2022 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

To secure credit card transactions and protect related data, the financial industry established operational and technical standards for maintaining the security of payment card transactions. Most notably, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (which is backed by the leading credit card institutions) developed a set of standards known as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Payment card companies usually require organizations to comply with PCI standards under their network agreements. PCI standards cover merchant processing and additional requirements such as encryption of Internet transactions. While PCI DSS is at the center of PCI compliance, the National Automated Clearing House (NACHA) and the Card Association Network have also set industry standards.

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Incident Response in PCI DSS

Editorial Team August 3, 2021 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

Incident response is a critical process in every organization. If you are processing or storing credit cardholder data, it becomes even more important and can impact your compliance with the PCI DSS standard. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of PCI DSS and explain how you should adapt your incident response process to comply with the standard and ensure the required level of protection for sensitive credit card information.

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Who Uses DDoS Attacks and Why?

Editorial Team March 20, 2018 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

If your business has ever suffered through a Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attack, it’s was likely experience you haven’t forgotten, as much as you might like to. For your website, a DDoS attack is like being paralyzed – your website becomes unable to respond to the simplest request, your PCI-compliant online store is completely unusable by paying customers, everything that makes your business go suddenly grinds to a halt like you’re stuck in the world’s worst traffic jam.

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Was Your E-Commerce Hosting ready for the Black Friday Rush?

Editorial Team December 8, 2017 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

In 2016, for the first time in history, Americans spent more money online on Black Friday than they did in retail, avoiding the trampling crowds searching packed department stores for the best deals in retail.

A full 108.5 million customers did their shopping online, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation: nearly 10 million more than the 99.1 million that braved the weather and crowds to do their shopping in person.

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I Need PCI Compliance: Where Do I Start?

Editorial Team October 3, 2017 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

Congratulations on getting your business prepared for PCI Compliance! We know you will have worked very hard to get the business to this stage, so let Atlantic.Net help guide you through what might seem to be the minefield of PCI Compliance. The payment card industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries across the globe. While businesses large or small can achieve PCI compliant status, the rules are strict, and the penalties for those who violate its rules are firm.

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Bandwidth Concerns: Finding E-commerce Hosting Solutions as a Small Business Owner

Editorial Team September 30, 2017 by under PCI Hosting 0 Comments

Of all the important steps that need to be taken in order to successfully run a small business, it may be the backend operations that are the most confounding. That’s because all web hosting isn’t the same. Depending on the specific kind of website and business you are developing, you’ll have certain requirements that need to be met by your hosting provider in order to achieve the performance levels you need to be successful and to meet any regulatory rules that might exist in your industry.

There are some features that are a must have if you’re looking to launch an e-commerce based business. By following some simple guidelines during your search, you can quickly narrow down the list of viable hosting solution candidates. Dedicated hosting with managed services or managed cloud hosting can cover most of your needs, but let’s explore why they make the most sense for your e-commerce business.

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