Using a combination of fines and incentives the payment card brands have working hard to boost PCI-DSS compliance rates among merchants. Meanwhile, ASVs have been doing their part by offering their services at drastically reduced prices and curtailing the security checklist to make certification as easy as possible. Every merchant who signs up is able to get PCI certified, but it does come at a price (not including bandwidth utilization). The problem is adoption rates are still slow, but that might all change with a new entry into the space, Scanless PCI.
Scanless PCI claims they’ve found a unique (patent-pending) way to certify merchant websites with no-setup, no technology changes, and at absolutely no cost! Sounded too good to be true so I investigated their website. To my amazement I left the site completely convinced that their offering is every bit as effective at stopping hackers as other ASVs we’ve discussed here in the past. Their process was so straight forward I figured there was no excuse for my blog not to be PCI Certified as well. Check out the right side column, compliance was zip zap!
I encourage everyone to jump on board and give the service a try.