According to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a Service Provider is any:

Business entity that is not a payment brand, directly involved in the processing, storage, or transmission of cardholder data. This also includes companies that provide services that control or could impact the security of cardholder data. (

Since we are deploying the C3 Secure Protal, we set the wheels in motion four years ago to achieve this.  After a grueling 8 month audit by our Qualified Security Assessors, CompliancePoint, we have been approved.

2014 PCI-SP-L1

For expert PCI security services, contact Jeff Brown at
CompliancePoint 770-255-1020.