Payment Gateways connect a merchant to the bank or processor that is acting as the front-end connection to the card brands. Gateways route many inputs from a variety of different applications to the appropriate bank or processor. They communicate with the bank or processor using dial-up, Web-based or privately held connections.
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- How do I become PCI Compliant?
- What are the PCI compliance levels and how are they determined?
- If I only accept credit cards over the phone, does PCI still apply to me?
- My business has multiple locations; is each location required to validate PCI compliance?
- Are debit card transactions in scope for PCI?
- Am I PCI compliant if I have an SSL certificate?
- What are the penalties for noncompliance?
- What is defined as ‘cardholder data’?
- What is the definition of merchant?
- What constitutes a payment application?