OREM, Utah, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To simplify the complex changes of the newest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) that officially launched on January 1, 2015, SecurityMetrics created a new merchant portal to help users validate accurate compliance with PCI 3.0.
"PCI 3.0 brings about new standards, longer SAQs, additional scanning requirements, and complex answering options," said Bill Davis, Product Development Director at SecurityMetrics. "With our new PCI 3.0 portal, we keep it simple."
SecurityMetrics is unveiling its new PCI DSS 3.0 solution in a measured rollout. Any new SecurityMetrics customer validating to PCI DSS 3.0 will have immediate access to the new interface for PCI DSS 3.0. Existing customers will receive access to the new PCI DSS 3.0 solution in their online portal as soon as their PCI DSS 2.0 validation with SecurityMetrics expires.
Remarkable features of the new PCI DSS 3.0 solution include:
Pre-populating SAQ answers. Even though PCI DSS 3.0 requires all merchants to re-scope, SecurityMetrics will save and populate existing customers' applicable PCI DSS 2.0 Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) answers to their PCI DSS 3.0 SAQ to ensure a smooth transition.
Combination SAQs for merchants with multiple processing methods. In PCI DSS 3.0 SAQs are applied per processing environment, which could mean many merchants' validation types will change, even if their processing method hasn't. It also means merchants may be required to fill out multiple SAQs. SecurityMetrics' PCI DSS 3.0 validation portal intelligently combines multiple SAQs, deletes duplicate questions, and syndicates questions to avoid confusion.
A prioritized compliance to-do list. Oftentimes, merchants are left not knowing the next step to finish compliance validation. The actionable to-do list keeps them on track to ensure a straightforward PCI DSS experience.
Simplified language for select standards. The PCI DSS is written in a very technical manner that some merchants may not fully understand. To ensure merchants have the ability to accurately and honestly answer their self-assessment questions, SecurityMetrics offers both simplified and original SAQ questions for select standards.
For more information, request a demonstration of the new portal here.
About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com) SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has tested over 1 million payment systems for data security and compliance. Among other things, SecurityMetrics offers PCI audits, mobile device vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and forensic analysis. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.