July 7, 2021

Automated Ongoing File Redaction for PCI DSS


The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has provided a common framework of technical and operational requirements for protecting cardholder account data. Companies that accept, process, or service credit card payments have to follow PCI DSS. Annual assessments for compliance are required, and non-compliance may result in penalty fines, increased transaction costs, and other consequences.

Wherever credit card numbers are stored—or extracted from a database and saved, even as as unstructured data in files on employee devices and file servers—they pose an obligation. With PKWARE’s automated file redaction technology, organizations can remediate sensitive data as soon as it arrives, and also remove credit card numbers from legacy data, taking petabytes of stored data out of PCI DSS scope. Download this solution overview to learn more.