The Value of PCI Compliance for Connected Equipment

For a majority of business owners, PCI compliance is of the utmost importance. As the world becomes more and more digitized everyday, security breaches and hackers are a real concern. In 2020, cyber-attacks and lost data reached a record high and don’t show signs of slowing anytime soon. Troublesome security upsets, like the recent Microsoft SolarWinds hack, make it clear that taking steps to prevent a breach before one happens is key.

Our customers know that monitoring and enforcing the guidance put forth by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is one of the best ways to maximize all aspects of data safety. That’s why we’ve taken a proactive approach to protecting our software to the same standards as the software that processes credit cards.

All of the connected equipment and energy management solutions from Powerhouse Dynamics have a PCI Level 1 certification. This means both Open Kitchen and SiteSage are fully protected from security breaches, and our technology undergoes detailed and thorough security audits performed by third-party data security specialists. PCI Level 1 certification enables customers to trust the security of our enterprise IoT-based solutions, and our documented assurances not only provide peace of mind, but can streamline product implementation.

Although PCI compliance is not mandated by law, it is an important factor in mitigating the risks associated with security breaches. Choosing partners and vendors who meet the standard is a smart way to protect your business against damaging network break-ins.

If you’re interested in learning more about the importance of PCI-compliant connected equipment for your facility, email one of our experts to chat.

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