SecuirtyMetrics Platinum Partner

Host 99 is pleased to announce a partnership formed with Security Metrics, the leading Internet security and marketing company for small to mid-sized e-commerce businesses. As a valued Host-99 customer, you now have access to Security Metrics's comprehensive PCI Compliance solutions exclusively focused on small-to-medium-sized ecommerce and retail businesses like you.

Data security and compliance experts
SecurityMetrics is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security and compliance for businesses worldwide. In 1998, CEO Brad Caldwell recognized the need for affordable data security for the masses after his company's website was hacked. He founded SecurityMetrics in 2000 in a one-room office space with the goal of developing a reasonably priced system to test website security.

SecurityMetrics has grown from a small security company specializing in vulnerability assessment scans to a global leader providing merchant data security and compliance solutions. Now, SecurityMetrics is a privately held corporation headquartered in Orem, Utah with over 400 employees. Our mission? To enable businesses to comply with financial, government, and healthcare mandates.

Customer service
One of the most remarkable aspects of our company is its friendly, informative customer service. We have the largest call center in the industry and take over 135,000 calls each month. Since our founding date, we have helped over 1 million organizations, from Fortune 500 businesses and large global financial institutions to small retailers, manage financial, commercial, federal, medical, and security compliance.

Every day businesses process millions of transactions that must be kept secure from hackers and criminals. We provide secure and innovative Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) solutions for businesses. We are one of only two companies worldwide certified by Visa, MasterCard, and the PCI Security Council, to perform:
  • PCI scans (ASV)
  • PCI DSS Assessments (QSA)
  • Payment Application Data Security Standard Audits (PA-QSA)
  • PCI Forensic Investigations (PFI)
  • Point-to-Point Encryption Assessments (P2PE QSA)

PCI DSS compliance introduction
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance is designed to protect businesses and their customers against payment card theft and fraud. Whether you process payment cards online or in person, SecurityMetrics PCI Focus guides you through PCI requirements to help you avoid data theft. If your business accepts, stores, or transmits card data, PCI DSS compliance is required by card brands such as Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Simplify PCI compliance
Without direction, PCI compliance can be frustrating for merchants and service providers. Since 2001, SecurityMetrics has developed methods and expert tools that simplify PCI compliance.

Achieve and maintain PCI compliance
PCI compliance is not a single event, but an ongoing process. As technology and card processing situations change, SecurityMetrics PCI Focus is designed to help you achieve and maintain PCI compliance.

PCI Focus: verifies merchant payment card handling processes and
tests merchant Internet systems to determine if they comply with the
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS).
HIPAA Focus: verifies customer healthcare information is adequately
protected and assists healthcare professionals in a risk-based
compliance process to adhere to the Healthcare Insurance Portability
and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule.
TIN Focus: validates each merchant Tax Identification Number for
payment processing entities that do not possess systems or resources
to completely recover and match all merchant IRS TIN.
PANscan Suite: helps businesses locate unencrypted payment card
data on business networks through easy-to-use software.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance is designed to protect businesses and their customers from credit card theft and fraud. All businesses or service providers that store, process, or transmit payment card data are required to comply with the data standard regardless of business size or the amount of annual payment card transactions.

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