SmartLink's distributed network topology adds reliability and supports the segmentation of Card Data Environment (CDE) data that is required to maintain PCI-DSS compliance. Whether a site is utilizing SmartLink for a single device — such as POS transactions or tank gauge monitoring — or for a completely managed network, your business on SmartLink’s certified PCI standards.
Take the Worry Out of Your Network's PCI Compliance.
Without proper protection, every part of any network is susceptible to attacks or unauthorized activity. SmartLink Managed Network Services takes the worry out of network PCI compliance by delivering segmentation of the Card Data Environment (CDE) from other store applications, ensuring card data protection.
Each of the PCI-DSS requirements listed below — required to ensure payment account data security — is supported by SmartLink Managed Network Services.
With key PCI requirements satisfied, SmartLink PCI DSS Certified Managed Network Services provide the necessary tools retailers can rely on in the event of a PCI audit. These include:
SmartLink's distributed network topology adds reliability and supports the segmentation of CDE data that is required to maintain PCI-DSS compliance.
Whether a site is utilizing SmartLink for a single device — such as POS transactions or tank gauge monitoring — or for a completely managed network, your network will comply with PCI standards and allow access to log data.
The SmartLink network architecture may provide a PCI-compliant SSL network for payment applications which are segmented from the VPN portion of the network to support PCI compliance.
The SSL/Payment Gateway portion of the network — supporting all SmartLink products — provides logging and reporting tools such as transactions and configuration changes.
The Managed Network Tools offer two factor authentication for remote trusted third party access.
The SmartLink Merchant Gateway uses a robust, stateful packet inspection firewall supporting customer-specified routing over Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunnels or directly to customer-specified IP addresses or ranges.
The SmartLink solution includes numerous elements that make up its network security strategy, such as:
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