Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Primer Version 1.1 Applying PCI to Wireless LANS and Compliance Requirements
The PCI DSS standard consists of "a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security" that includes twelve major security requirements to secure payment account information and testing methodologies to ensure these requirements are met. The new PCI DSS v1.1 standard imposes a range of new wireless LAN requirements on retailers that accept credit cards. These requirements, which impact firewalls, anti-virus software, encryption methods and more, are designed to enhance credit card security and minimize fraud. Alcatel-Lucent has a comprehensive plan in place to enable retailers to use its OmniAccess Wireless product line to meet these requirements.