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On January 1, 2015, new PCI 3.0 requirements go into effect for our merchants who accept major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard. These 3.0 regulations will require merchants to fill out certain self-assessment questionnaires (SAQ) depending on the type of checkout they use on their site. BlueSnap has partnered with SecurityMetrics, a leader in data security and compliance, to help ensure that you stay PCI compliant. While eCommerce merchants that are currently PCI compliant do not need to take action until their current yearly certificate expires, all future renewals will require the completion of an SAQ form. For more info on PCI DSS 3.0, download SecurityMetrics eCommerce Guide To PCI DSS 3.0.

Here are the different SAQ types that are required to be PCI compliant:

SAQ TypesSAQ Types

BlueSnap’s Compliance Program is designed to protect you and your customers from a cardholder data breach. The SAQ form will be easier to complete through our partnership with SecurityMetrics, leaving you with more time and energy to spend on growing your business.

Forms required based on integration with BlueSnap:

  • BuyNow Hosted Checkout Pages: SAQ A
  • Client-Side Encryption: SAQ A-EP
  • API: SAQ D

Effective today, our merchants will be automatically enrolled with the SecurityMetrics PCI compliance service offering, as part of our standard service.

SecurityMetrics will provide:

  • Notifications regarding requirements and timelines
  • An easy-to-use portal to complete the SAQ
  • Periodic system scans when applicable
  • Annual reminders
  • Assistance with renewals
  • Quarterly reviews to ensure that merchants remain compliant
  • A no-fail solution to being PCI compliant

SecurityMetrics has over 10 years of experience with data security and compliance. They are one of only two companies worldwide certified by Visa, MasterCard and the PCI Security Standards Council to conduct all major PCI compliance validations. We are excited to integrate with SecurityMetrics to help you stay compliant with PCI 3.0 in the New Year!


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