While Schedulicity does not store any credit card data, rest assured our payment processor — Clearent — is absolutely PCI compliant and securely processes your credit card transactions.
Our payment integration with Clearent was designed to give businesses the assurance of PCI security, so they can focus on all the things that makes their business boom! 💥
PCI-DSS Compliance is a credit card industry acronym that stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, and it's important for any business looking to accept, store, and process card payments through means of internet-based payments.
These guidelines were created to ensure a level of protection for consumers, businesses and banks from online fraud and data breaches during this ever-growing internet era. This means that all businesses should practice a set of PCI standards as well as host their data securely with a PCI compliant hosting provider. That PCI compliant hosting provider for Schedulicity is our Payment Processor, Clearent.
While PCI compliance is not required by law it is, however, required by credit card companies to make online transactions secure and protect them against identity theft. Any business that wants to process, store or transmit credit card data is required to be PCI compliant, according to the PCI Compliance Security Standard Council.
If you're curious about what those requirements are, see them listed below:
- Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
- Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
- Protect stored cardholder data
- Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
- Use and regularly update antivirus software
- Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
- Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
- Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
- Restrict physical access to cardholder data
- Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
- Regularly test security systems and processes
- Maintain a policy that addresses information security
Learn more about why PCI compliance is important for credit card processing here.