The card industry is increasingly concerned about the security of customer card data, especially with the number of data breaches on the
We believe it is important, now more than ever, for all merchants to become Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant.
We have developed a product called Global Fortress, designed as a first line of defence to help you ensure you’re securely processing customer card
data in accordance with the payment industry mandated requirements. It simplifies the process for you to achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance, by
giving you access to the resources you need to protect your customer card data.

Who is Global Fortress for?
All 4 merchants, defined by the Card Schemes as those merchants processing less than 1 million Visa or MasterCard transactions a year.

About Global Fortress:

Customer card data is essentially the personal, sensitive data, stored on or in the card that is key to making a transaction. All too often this is easily accessible once the card has been accepted by the merchant.

If you do not protect this data properly, fraudsters may find system vulnerabilities and hack in to steal it. We really don’t want you to be a victim of unauthorised access, suffer damage to your reputation or face fines imposed by the Card Schemes, so we have created Global Fortress to assist you in your PCI DSS compliance journey.

Global Fortress is available to you from as little as £3.50* per month per merchant ID (plus VAT, where applicable), which will be invoiced monthly in arrears.

* Prices correct as of Jan 2014. Global Fortress fees start from £3.50 per merchant ID per month (plus VAT, where applicable) where no vulnerability scans are required. If vulnerability scans are required, the fee is £7.00 per merchant ID per month (plus VAT, where applicable), allowing unlimited scanning of up to 3 URLs per merchant ID. If additional scans are required, you will need to pay an additional fee direct to SecurityMetrics™.