PCI DSS Compliance
What is the PCI DSS?
The PCI DSS standard provides institutions with a set of guidelines that need to be implemented to
ensure the protection of credit cardholder information and prevent possible security breaches.
Confused? A quick overview of the guidelines:
The crux of the PCI-DSS are the following six discrete principles that encompass payment card information processing, transmission and storage:
The PCI DSS Classification
- Building and maintaining a secure network; protecting cardholder data
- Maintaining a vulnerability management program
- Implementing strong access control measures;
- Regularly monitoring and testing networks
- Maintaining an information security policy
In addition to the criterion for securing cardholder data and the networks on which that information resides,
the PCI DSS has also classified merchants into tiers according to the number of transactions they handle each year.
Level 1 merchants are defined as processing over 6 million transactions per year, Level 2 between 1 million and
6 million, Level 3 between 20,000 and 1 million, and Level 4 less than 20,000.
The intensity of the scrutiny for compliance increases significantly for merchants with a transaction rate of 20,000
or greater per annum as compared to the very preliminary level assessments for small scale merchants.
How Rewterz can help businesses located in Pakistan, South Asia, Middle East and Central Asia regions?
With our extended network of global partnerships and strategic affiliations, Rewterz has assembled momentous
expertise in the PCI compliance paradigm. Our compliance team consists of a global network of consultants who
aren't just veterans when it comes to assessing your infrastructure but have had significant contribution in
revolutionizing the implementation of PCI DSS as we know it today.
So you can rest assured that your infrastructure is entrusted to accomplished professionals have who hundreds
of PCI DSS compliance projects across all industries to their names and instead of being evaluated by a novice
who has just somehow managed to secure the right certifications and is now proceeding to experiment on your
Here are just some of the steps that Rewterz and our partner PCI ASVs & PCI QSAs can assist you as you prepare
to brace the PCI DSS:
Rewterz and Qualys sign partnership agreement to accelerate Pakistani financial sector's compliance
with Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations
- Card data discovery
- PCI Scope determination
- PCI Scope reduction strategies
- PCI DSS gap analysis
- PCI remediation plan (step by step actionable items)
- Policies and procedures development compliant to PCI DSS
- Development of PCI DSS compliant awareness/training programs
- Facilitating final audit
- ASV Scanning
- Vulnerability Scanning
- Penetration testing
- Professional recommendation regarding selection of suitable technologies like firewall, FIMs, HIM, or SIEMs
Qualys and Rewterz are strategic partners working in close liaison to introduce cost effective, easy to
implement PCI compliance solutions for ecommerce stakeholders in Pakistan and the adjoining middle-east,
central and south Asia regions.
Qualys, a leading provider of on-demand policy compliance and vulnerability management, announced today
that Rewterz, Rewterz an end-to-end Information security firm has chosen its software-as-a-service
QualysGuard PCI platform to help their customers achieve PCI compliance.
Why has Rewterz partnered with Qualys?
Rewterz is an end-to-end Information Security company, committed to provide a range of world class professional
security assessments, compliance reviews and security consulting services to its customers whereas QualysGuard
PCI is the leading PCI compliance solution used by 68 percent of all ASVs and 46 percent of Qualified Security
Assessors (QSAs) to help merchants with PCI DSS certification and validation.
Rewterz and Qualys have partnered to provide Pakistani businesses, online merchants and financial institutions
the easiest, quickest and most cost-effective way to achieve compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data
The Rewterz Advantage: Continual Compliance
Rewterz believes in blending compliance with ongoing operational processes so that compliance no longer
remains a once in a year activity that engages large pool of an organization's resources or a technical
formality solely used to satisfy auditors and complete legal formalities but inherently fulfills its
premise of securing an organization's abstract asset, implements an effective security strategy and in
the long run ensures secure revenue generation for the organization.
The joint PCI compliance solution offering by Rewterz and Qualys streamlines and simplifies PCI compliance
by providing an easy-to-use, on demand compliance dashboard that leads organizations through each major
step in the certification process and gives partners the tools they need to evaluate the security of a
merchant's entire network quickly and accurately and then prioritize remediation efforts based on the
risk the vulnerabilities pose to the organization's PCI compliance posture.
Because our consultants don't just help you achieve compliance, they help you build a secure
and compliant infrastructure - and we call it SECURE COMPLIANCE.