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Our PCI compliant hosting options easily accommodate the most complex hosting requirements for PCI compliant vendors.

Responsibilities of PCI Compliant Vendors

PCI compliant vendors manage sensitive payment card data for other organizations. Examples of vendors include independent sales organizations (ISOs), banks, card brands, credit or risk management vendors, fraud detection specialists, payment processing agents or gateways, stored value cards, SaaS developers, data warehousing and reporting platforms, and online payment service providers.

PCI compliant vendors are required to achieve PCI compliance; however, completing the PCI validation process is required only for certain types of vendors. (For more specific information on the vendors that are required to complete compliance validation, consult the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council's web site.)

Merchants Working with PCI Compliant Vendors

If you are a merchant who handles sensitive cardholder data and works with one or more PCI compliant vendors, you must be extra diligent by doing the following:

  • Ensure that your organization is PCI compliant. The security of your clients' cardholder data is ultimately your responsibility, even if you are working with PCI compliant vendors.
  • Confirm that the vendor is PCI compliant. You need to research this carefully. PCI compliant vendors, depending on their size, might not be required to complete an annual compliance validation. However, all vendors that handle sensitive cardholder data must implement the PCI requirements.

Understanding How Layered Tech Can Help PCI Compliant Vendors and Merchants

For PCI compliant vendors and merchants, Layered Tech offers versatile PCI hosting options. Our PCI compliant server hosting solutions include dedicated server hosting, shared server hosting, and PCI compliant web hosting, as well as PCI cloud hosting solutions, including private cloud hosting. We can easily accommodate the most complex applications, like payment card applications, and clients that require a high degree of customization.

Our most complete offering to help you maintain PCI compliance is our Layer 4: Compliance Management suite of security services. We monitor the hosting environment 24 hours a day, and handle about 97% of the PCI compliance responsibilities – those that pertain to the IT infrastructure. With our managed hosting services, we guarantee that you will pass every audit or assessment by regulatory entities.

Because of our staff expertise in security and PCI compliance, we can also assist you with QSA audits, as well as pre-sales assessments for vendors and organizations engaged in business-to-business sales.

Along with services for PCI compliant vendors, Layered Tech also offers HIPAA hosting services that ensure HIPAA security compliance, for healthcare providers, insurers, and SaaS vendors.

Learn more about the services that Layered Tech offers to PCI compliant vendors.

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PCI Compliant Managed Services

Layer 4 managed services can be applied to any system or network device. Additionally, Layered Tech offers enterprise-level management of your database software (MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle) as an add-on to our system management services.


Monitoring is included when you purchase Layer 4 managed services for a system or network device.

Monitoring Layer 1 Layer 2 Layer 3 Layer 4
Site monitoring and system monitoring services for one hosted site/IP address on your server included included included included
24/7 monitoring and "first-responder" issue escalation included included included included
Issue troubleshooting and remediation   included included included
Customized escalation and remediation procedures     included included
Detailed performance statistics via client portal     included included
Synthetic transactions available for deployment to interrogate system health     included included
File integrity monitoring and remediation services       included