Blue Link helps businesses achieve PCI Compliance by offering credit card processing features to provide a secure and easy way for customers to process credit card transactions and securely store credit card information via an encrypted credit card storage vault.
Compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is imperative for all merchants who accept credit cards both online and offline, in order to protect cardholder data. This includes all organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder data and the specific requirements will vary depending on the size of your business. Implementing software that securely manages and stores credit card information is the first step in becoming fully compliant.PCI Compliance Guidelines
The Blue Link Credit Card Processing Gateway component provides users with the ability to record a credit card payment against accounts receivable or as a deposit on a sales order and facilitates processing that credit card payment without re-keying the credit card information into a different system.
Payment information is entered in Blue Link, but actual processing of the card is handed off to a web-based gateway that acts as a software-based credit card processing terminal. This software is what communicates with your credit card merchant provider to stick-handle the secure communication.
Blue Link’s card storage vault provides a secure method to store credit cards that you keep on file for customers who re-use the same cards for future transactions. This functionality helps businesses meet some of the technical requirements associated with the proper storage of credit card data, and prevents bad storage habits such as storing sensitive information in un-encrypted fields.