DATA SECURITY

Member Solutions utilizes some of the most advanced technology for Internet security available today. We utilize 128 Bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, using both server authentication and data encryption, ensuring that data is protected, secure and available only to registered users of our products and services.

We provide each user with a combination of unique user name, password and client number that must be entered each time a user logs on. All web sites are hosted in a secure server environment utilizing advanced firewall and backup technology to prevent unauthorized access, maximize uptime and protect client data.

Member Solutions has received certification of compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The PCI Security Standards Council was formed by major credit card companies including Visa (CISP), MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB.

These companies released the PCI DSS, a set of rigorous industry wide regulations and requirements designed to protect sensitive cardholder information. The standards are set by the PCI Security Standards Council, which issues, maintains, and enforces the PCI security standards that govern payment account data security. Many small and medium sized businesses are struggling to comply with the Council's standards which are designed to protect consumers' personal data. Adherence is required of all merchants, and noncompliance could result in the inability to accept credit cards.

PCI DSS compliance requires a rigorous assessment of twelve security standards across the following six major requirements:

  • 1. Build and Maintain a Secure Network
  • 3. Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
  • 5. Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
  • 2. Protect Cardholder Data
  • 4. Implement Strong Access Control Measures
  • 6. Maintain an Information Security Policy

Member Solutions contracted Trustwave to serve as its Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). Trustwave is the leading provider of on demand and subscription based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. Trustwave has also been retained by Member Solutions to perform regular external vulnerability scans of its processing environment.

More information can be found at https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/