Breaches and hacks are a source of major concern for retailers, and for good reason: a company’s finances and reputation are on the line. No matter the size of your business, payments shouldn’t be your concern—you should be allowed to focus on the business you run and let others make sure you setup is safe. Cayan understands how important data security is, and we go to great lengths to ensure cardholder data remains safe.

Keeping Data off the Point of Sale

Many payment solutions store your data on the POS itself, but we have built our solutions differently. By keeping card data off the point of sale, you are not only safer, the POS software is removed from PA-DSS requirements. Placing data on the POS leads to the dangers that make PA-DSS necessary—if the POS software has vulnerabilities, then data is at severe risk, and many attacks have capitalized on this in different incidents in the past.

Instead, Cayan avoids this route altogether. By removing the data from the point of sale, you eliminate attack vectors and keep your data more secure.

Multi-Level Defense

A single defense is not enough in today’s environment; instead, we employ a number of defense systems to ensure impenetrability. Our security architects build these features in from the beginning as the central part of our system, rather than having them ineffectively tacked on at the end of design. Among the features we employ:

  • Web app firewalls to filter and manage traffic to and prevent attacks
  • Independently verified vulnerability assessment to ensure outside experts agree with our setup
  • Intrusion protection system (IPS) to allow instant, automated action at the first sign of an attempted attack
  • Intrusion detection system (IDS) to analyze all your traffic for any suspicious activity
  • Security incident and event management (SIEM) for real-time, single-view management and monitoring
  • Security operations center (SOC) to aggregate data from around our network
  • Regular Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Tier 1 audits conducted by an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)

Threat Intelligence

The best security stays one step ahead and prevents attacks. Our threat intelligence works proactively to keep us informed of any potential malware or breaches, and our Risk Management Teams immediately works with our network of merchants to stay secure.

We understand how hard you’ve worked to earn your customers’ trust. At Cayan, we’re committed to ensuring you keep that trust by taking a proactive approach to security and focusing on attack prevention. We make payments simple and secure, so you can focus on what you do best.


Want to know more about data security? Check out some of our other articles:
The Basics of PCI Compliance
Q&A with Jordan McKee of 451 Research: What is Friendly Fraud?
 

​​Why Cayan Puts Such a Focus on Security