PCI-DSS Compliance solutions

PCI-DSS compliance can be a technical and logistical challenge for individuals and organizations alike. Our solutions take the guesswork out of compliance and make it easy for you to become PCI compliant.

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What does PCI-DSS stand for?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an industry requirement for securing cardholder data worldwide. Established by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC)—which consists of American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc.—the PCI DSS must be followed if an organization wishes to process, store, or transmit the cardholder data of their customers issued by these card brands.

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To whom does PCI-DSS apply?

The people, processes, and technology within your organization that interact with or are exposed to payment card information are subject to the PCI DSS. To ensure your organization is PCI compliant, you’ll need to adhere to the 12 requirements, including more than 300 security checks, within the PCI DSS.


PCI-DSS Controls & Requirements

To achieve PCI compliance, organizations need to follow 12 requirements laid out in the PCI DSS. These PCI compliance requirements fall under six overarching categories that provide an overview of the security controls necessary for PCI compliance.

Build and maintain a secure network and systems

Build and maintain a secure network and systems

  • Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect payment card data
  • Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
Maintain protection of cardholder data

Maintain protection of cardholder data

  • Protect stored cardholder data
  • Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
Maintain vulnerability management program

Maintain a vulnerability management program

  • Use and regularly update anti-virus software or other threat detecting and prevention programs
  • Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
Implement strong access control measures

Implement strong access control measures

  • Restrict access to cardholder data by businesses
  • Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
  • Restrict physical access to credit card data
Regular monitoring of test networks

Regular monitoring of test networks

  • Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
  • Regularly test security systems and processes
Maintain an information security policy

Maintain an information security policy

  • Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personnel


How NordLayer helps get you PCI-DSS compliant

NordLayer’s adaptable security solutions can create a cloud infrastructure with secure access to your vital resources — suited to organizations of all sizes.

Network security

Network security

Improve your security architecture to protect your business against advanced threats and malware — our adaptable solutions are made for organizations of all sizes.



A multi-layered framework that brings together modern security capabilities such as Secure Web Gateway, Zero Trust Network Access, Cloud Access Security Broker and more.

Network segmentation

Network segmentation

You can set user permissions to limit access to specific resources through network access control.

We can help with PCI-DSS Compliance

We Can Help with PCI-DSS Requirements

Contact the professionals at NordLayer for consultation on what solutions are best for your organization. We’ll help you determine what you need to do next to be in compliance with PCI-DSS.


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Frequently asked questions

To get PCI compliant, you will need first to determine which self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) you should follow. Depending on your SAQ, you will need to implement a set of requirements and controls as outlined in the PCI data security standard.

SecurityMetrics assists small to large businesses identify and implement their PCI requirements.