Any business that handles consumer information is responsible for securing that data. The Visa Global Registry of Service Providers is one way Visa helps merchants make more informed decisions about the service providers with whom they partner. The Registry includes all payment service providers that store, process or transmit Visa cardholder information and are compliant with both Visa program requirements and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). This helps ensure that merchants are selecting payment solutions through trusted service providers.
Over the past few months, Visa has rolled out some enhancements to further improve the value of the Registry:
1. The Registry now distinguishes service providers that support secure technologies, such as EMV, tokenization and point-to-point encryption.
2. Merchants can now check how long the provider has had a relationship with one of Visa's clients or partners, which can be useful for a technology partner looking for a startup versus an established company.
3. The Registry also features service providers that are early adopters of the most recent version of the PCI DSS 3.2, which was released in April 2016. The key changes included a multi-factor authentication for administrators accessing cardholder data and additional security validation steps for service providers. Amazon Web Services, the first cloud service provider to adopt the latest PCI DSS, is one of several key service providers to be featured in this new publication.
To learn more, visit the Visa Global Registry of Service Providers.