Designing Polycom SpectraLink VoWLAN Solutions to Comply With Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS)

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Executive Summary

The focus of this white paper is to provide guidance on achieving PCI DSS compliance for wireless LANs (WLANs) using Polycom SpectraLink handsets to run VoWLAN. VoWLAN is defined as "The use of a wireless broadband network for the purpose of vocal conversation, using Wi-Fi or the IEEE 802.11 standard network and wireless access points. Within the six main objectives and 12 requirements of PCI DSS, there are many technical implications for wireless LANs and many best practices that should be considered. However, PCI DSS does provide the flexibility to its constituents to segment their networks through the use firewalls, subnets, and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) so that the entire network is not subject to its requirements. This segmentation can reduce the cost, scope, and difficulty of implementing DSS.

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