Transaction processing is one of the most important services a merchant provides to their customers. Especially in terms of the security of the customers credit card information. Customers who use debit or credit cards want to know that their information is safe every time they use their card at your business. The difficulty for a business owner is that it can be hard to stay on top of the latest, most secure options for credit card protection.
Unfortunately criminals are out there and they make a great deal of money by accessing sensitive customer data through security loopholes. To best protect your customers' valuable information, the PCI Security Standards Council recommends that your merchant services provider meet the following standards.
First, your merchant services provider should be a member of the PCI Security Standards Council. Ensuring that your provider is properly accredited can help reduce liability in the event of a security breach. Your merchant services provider should also have a history of having built and maintained a secure data network.
Exceptional merchant services providers will also store customer data off-site, so that in the event of a security breach, liability is not on you, the business owner. But in most cases, securing data off-site can give further protection to your customers' information.
Both you and your merchant services provider should maintain and update anti-virus software. If you keep records on a personal computer that you also use to browse the internet, you could be putting client information at risk. Having anti-virus software keeps criminals from using hidden spyware that runs behind the scenes to mine user data.
Finally, your merchant services provider should monitor and test network connections to check for any gaps in security. Regularly reinforcing the network will help protect customers' credit card information.
At the center of your business is transaction processing. It's quite literally how you make your living. And if your merchant services provider is putting your customers' valuable data at risk, it's time to switch to Trinity Merchant Group.
Trinity Merchant Group understands that you need all the security you can get for your customers' peace of mind. We believe in providing a safe, secure and personally tailored merchant services account for your business. And because Trinity rigorously tests and reviews each security innovation, you can rest assured that your customer data is in good hands.
With Trinity, you'll receive excellent customer service, your own, personalized business solution and the tranquility that comes with knowing your transaction processing will run smoothly and securely.