VGS Takes the Pain Out of PCI Audits

You got into business to develop and grow your product, not because you wanted to undergo time-consuming PCI Compliance Assessments.

With VGS' PCI Compliance Audit solution, you can skip the penetration testing, the vulnerability scans, and even any Pre Onsite Scoping or GAP Analysis. We do that all for you.

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VGS Takes the Pain Out of PCI Audits
CFPB has proposed a new section 1033 of the Dodd-Frank Act


Deadlines for PCI DSS v4.0 Updates

PCI DSS v 4.0 will be the industry standard from 2024 onward.

Effective March 31, 2024 PCI DSS v3.2.1 will be retired, and PCI DSS v4.0 will be the new PCI standard. QSAs have already switched to conducting new PCI level 1 assessments against PCI DSS v4.0.

On March 31, 2025, all the PCI DSS v4.0 future-dated requirements will become mandatory.

Companies must update their processes, procedures, and technology to ensure that they not only set up PCI-compliant Cardholder Data Environments (CDE) and maintain them annually, but also meet the updated new requirements.

Read more here: What's New in PCI DSS 4.0?

PCI Data: Shift the Liability to VGS, Retain the Usability

VGS' innovative end-to-end data security platform enables you to work with and analyze sensitive data, like Payment Card Industry (PCI) data, without having to shoulder the burden and risk of protecting it.

Integrating with VGS' platform removes your business systems from PCI DSS compliance scope, which streamlines your PCI Audit process and dramatically reduces your compliance costs.

PCI Data: Shift the Liability to VGS, Retain the Usability
Let VGS Help with Your PCI Audit Burden

Let VGS Help with Your PCI Audit Burden

Whether you need a Report on Compliance (ROC), or assistance with your Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)/Attestation of Compliance (AOC), Very Good Security is here to help.

For Level 1 PCI Compliance, which is required for businesses that handle a large volume of credit card transactions, a PCI Compliance Assessment needs to be performed by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

This PCI Assessment, or PCI Audit is a professional evaluation that your networks and physical environments are protected against threats - which results in a Report on Compliance (ROC).


Don't Waste Your Time on a Lengthy PCI Audit

PCI Audit without VGS
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PCI DSS Audit Steps and Requirements

Scoping & Pre Onsite GAP Analysis

  • We organize a scoping discussion to determine what needs to be fixed. Then we perform Gap Analysis, which defines areas that need to be fixed within that scope.
  • You can skip more than 18 weeks of document collection - mapping out your PCI data flow diagram, scoping, performing a SAQ.
  • Upon integration with the VGS Platform, we take your cardholder data environment (CDE) out of PCI scope, which streamlines the whole compliance process.
  • To perform your PCI Audit, we provide a selection of reputable Qualified Security Assessors for you to choose from. We also ensure all documents are in order for the Onsite Assessment.

* We can also work with your auditor if you have one.

Onsite Assessment

  • A Qualified Security Assessor's job is to ensure that all 12 PCI DSS requirements have been met and that you are properly securing your customers' credit card data.
  • Given the fact that a QSA already reviewed VGS' AOC - the number of questions for you will be significantly reduced.
  • In other words, our VGS solution will streamline the whole Onsite Assessment process, so that is takes much less than the average time of 3 weeks.

Remediation Assistance

  • By choosing VGS as your data security partner, you reduce the number of possible non-compliance issues as well as the time needed to fix them.
  • Our compliance team works with you to fix areas of non-compliance and expedites the retesting process to ensure a timely assessment.

PCI Report On Compliance (ROC)

  • VGS is by your side throughout the entire Assessment process, providing guidance and working directly with the QSA until the issuance of your Report on Compliance (ROC).

PCI DSS Audit Cost

For organizations that need Level 1 PCI Compliance, the process can cost up to $1.1MM(1), not including the $135k needed annually to maintain your compliance status moving forward.

With VGS' PCI Level 1 solution, we provide a selection of reputable assessors or we work with your own assessor so that you can save between 50-75% on total compliance costs - while enabling you to become PCI Level 1 Compliant in as quick as 21 days.

(1) Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) for Merchants Value Proposition, February 2019

PCI DSS Audit Cost


A PCI DSS Compliance Assessment, also referred to as a PCI Audit, is a detailed review of an organization’s security infrastructure and data security policies that validates whether its cardholder data environment (CDE) is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

For PCI Level 1 Compliance, a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) performs the assessment using a standard methodology and reporting format that results in a Report on Compliance (ROC).

There's no quick PCI Compliance scanner or instant risk assessment software that can immediately determine your business’ PCI Compliance status. That’s because there is simply too much risk involved in collecting, storing, and transferring payment card information. This is why the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) requires a full assessment to ensure you are meeting all PCI DSS requirements.

If your organization requires PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance, then a PCI Compliance Assessment - or PCI Audit - resulting in a Report on Compliance (ROC) serves as an official verification of your compliance status that enables you to work with PCI data and prove to your acquiring bank or service providers that you are compliant. An ROC also expands your ability to partner with the major payment card brands, like VISA and Mastercard, or other major entities - as large organizations often demand PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance.

PCI Compliance is an Ongoing Effort

Annual PCI Audits are only one component of compliance VGS' one-stop-shop data security software does everything for you.

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