How Exact Payments Helps You With PCI Compliance

Created by Richard Moore, Modified on Tue, 02 Jan 2024 at 11:42 AM by Richard Moore

PCI Compliance is a mandatory requirement for any business that processes credit card payments. However, navigating the many standards set forth by the PCI Security Standards Council can be confusing and time-consuming. 

In an effort to serve our customers’ periodic PCI validation needs better, we are excited to share that we have partnered with SecurityMetrics, an expert in data security and compliance. This new partnership allows us to offer you a more robust and user-friendly PCI Compliance program, including education, customer support, and qualified expertise. Together, we will help you comply with industry mandates using SecurityMetrics innovative security tools and support systems.   

Simplified PCI Compliance

The partnership between Exact Payments and SecurityMetrics includes a multitude of benefits:

  • A streamlined scoping process to get you to the correct self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) as efficiently as possible

  • A guided self-assessment tool that simplifies questionnaire language and inputs your responses

  • Access to educational materials such as webinars, data sheets, and starter guides

  • Automated quarterly scans on your platform to safely remove any unknowingly stored, unencrypted credit card information

  • Award-winning 24x7 support from PCI Compliance experts

  • Real-time compliance reporting

How to Register With SecurityMetrics

To register and get started with Security Metrics, simply create an account using the following link.

You’ll be asked to verify your account information via email, log in with your newly created access credentials, and accept the terms of use agreement to get started.  This is your go-to tool to document your PCI DSS Compliance.  You can log into the portal to review your compliance status at any time. 

Expect Regular Communication from Exact Payments

As a part of our dedication to a successful processing relationship, you can expect to receive regular email messages from Exact at key times during the PCI DSS lifecycle.

If your account has been approved but you have not begun to document your PCI DSS Compliance status with SecurityMetrics, you will receive weekly reminder emails to complete this critical step.

If you have enrolled in the SecurityMetrics PCI Program but have not completed the requirements to become compliant, we’ll send you reminders that PCI Compliance still needs to be completed, as we closely monitor our merchants’ progress. 

We’ll also remind you when your SAQ (Self Assessment Questionnaire) is close to expiring (Annual Recertification of PCI-DSS Questionnaire) and that it’s time to reassess your PCI SAQ.

Please note that SecurityMetrics will send automated system emails to our merchants with notifications of key service-related activities or requirements, but only after enrollment with SecurityMetrics’ Services.   

Additional Resources

If you have any additional questions on PCI compliance, please use the resources attached to this article, or feel free to contact the SecurityMetrics Compliance Team.

Phone:  (800) 557-4797

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