Introducing PCI DSS support for cardholder data security

October 26, 2021

Today we’re excited to announce support for PCI DSS, Vanta’s latest integrated security framework centered on protecting customer cardholder data. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global standard that applies to any business that accepts, processes, stores, or potentially impacts the security of cardholder data. And with Vanta’s PCI DSS solution, companies can automate up to 60% of the evidence gathering process needed to prove PCI compliance.

Support for PCI DSS only became more pressing this year with over 1,700 publicly reported data breaches – in just the first half of 2021. Of those breaches, credit card and financial data accounted for 32% of the 18.9 billion exposed records.

For many companies, and especially those in the payments, fintech, or insurance industry, demonstrating PCI compliance is a prerequisite to earning new business. And in most cases, a company’s largest customers will require that their vendors prove PCI compliance on an annual basis. 

Yet, the existing ways of demonstrating payment and cardholder security remain labor and cost intensive. Companies spend weeks, if not months, researching and completing lengthy self-assessment questionnaires (SAQs). And with 8 different questionnaires to choose from and up to 76 pages to complete, these self-assessments remain an annual chore for most businesses on top of already expensive consulting fees for PCI templates and guidance.

For merchants with higher transaction volumes or service providers innovating in the field of fintech or online payments, preparing for and completing the required Report on Compliance (ROC) can take up to a year and be an immense drain on core operations and people.

That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce our streamlined approach to PCI DSS, which automates more than half of the work needed to prove compliance. Vanta’s PCI DSS product takes the guesswork out of getting PCI compliant and saves businesses time and money while enabling companies to successfully prove that their payment systems are secure and consumer data is protected against future data breaches.

“Vanta's expert team helped analyze our compliance requirements and shared what was needed to complete a SAQ-D. Because of this, we accelerated our timelines, saved hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in costs.”

Klas Hesselman
Co-founder  |  Flow Networks

To leverage these benefits, companies first connect Vanta to their tech stack to quickly understand where their business stands in relation to PCI’s security requirements. Customers are then able to prioritize and take action on their PCI to-do list with confidence that they’re taking the right steps. Once finished, customers can easily generate password-protected PCI DSS compliance reports to share with new business prospects – or to expedite the completion of a SAQ or ROC.

As the industry leader in compliance automation, we’re excited to be the first in our field to launch an automated solution that helps companies prove their PCI compliance from start to finish.

PCI DSS is the latest addition to Vanta's integrated security monitoring platform, which is currently relied on by more than 2,000 fast-growing companies to quickly prepare for and achieve SOC 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA and GDPR compliance. Vanta’s automated solutions enable companies to demonstrate their security posture to partners and customers, including those outside the U.S., ultimately helping with our mission to protect customer data and restoring trust in online businesses.

We invite all existing Vanta customers to reach out to their Customer Success Manager to learn more about bundling PCI DSS with their existing security frameworks for additional savings.

For prospective customers, please schedule a call to learn more about the Vanta platform and our latest PCI DSS solution.

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