Do I need a firewall when processing credit cards?

Posted on 2006-04-15
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In my small business, I charge customers credit cards on a secure server. Do I need to install a security program such as a firewall?

Question by:marafreeman
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rsivanandan earned 200 total points
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You should definitly have a firewall solution no matter what kind of business you have. But to link with Credit cards and firewall, there should be a way or a hacker might find a way to get data off your network. But I don't know that since I'm not a hacker. Say, if your network is wide open without any firewall, your network is as vulnerable as the servers are.

So you better have a firewall solution for your own safety which ensures your's customers safety too.


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