The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has been developed to help organizations that process card payments to prevent credit card fraud, cracking and various other security vulnerabilities and threats.
This has been developed by the major credit card companies such as MasterCard and Visa. If one of the companies that created the standard, Mastercard International uses PCI General for MySQL then you would be confident that the software is of the highest quality to satisfy all requirements.
A few questions to consider.
Q: Why is PCI compliance important?
A: Credit Card companies will start to demand organizations that store credit card numbers have adequate security of their (as in the credit card company) data.
Q: How can I support PCI compliance with minimal impact?
A: Any solution that requires coding changes and then the necessary testing and verification will incur a large cost for a successful deployment. A turn key solution that can be implemented in a near seamless manner without code changes is ideal for any company.
PCI General for MySQL achieves this. With the security and encryption managed at the Operating System kernel level, MySQL data, and application communications is totally secure. Introducing PCI General via MySQL replication and with a controlled fail-over to a MySQL slave running under PCI General is the simplest and easiest method of introducing PCI Compliance into your production environment