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PCI Certification

Thread began 5/20/2010 1:11 pm by jturay407205 | Last modified 5/20/2010 4:59 pm by jturay407205 | 666 views | 1 replies


PCI Certification

I received a call from an e-commerce software provider and he emphasized that any e-commerce software used by a merchant needs to be PCI certified. He stated that his company's e-commerce software is PCI certified.

From their site it reads "July 2010 is the deadline for Phase 5 of the ' Payment Application Security Mandates*'. This VISA mandate states that 'Acquirers must ensure their merchants, VNPs and agents use only PA-DSS compliant applications'...Using a 3rd party payment system such as Google checkout or Paypal Express may be a solution but will result in decreased sales conversions."

If you do not store credit card information on a database, but only utilize a gateway/merchant such as (with all transactions SSL encripted), do the PHP software/dreamweaver extensions (eCart, Security Assist, etc) have to be PCI certified?

If so, are Webassist's products PCI certified?

If not, what PCI certification actions should a merchant using webassist products take?

Thank you in advance.

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