Salon First utilise SecurePay, a secure, third party gateway ensuring that your online purchases are safe and protected. The SecurePay payment gateway is a separate service that ensures data is transmitted securely between the merchant account, bank account and card providers. SecurePay integrates with all the major Australian banks and card providers.
Payment gateways help businesses comply with a compulsory transaction security standard called the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This is a standard developed by the companies that provide debit and credit cards to customers, such as Visa and MasterCard. PCI DSS guides businesses on how to protect their customers from online fraud, by ensuring that customer details and card data are transmitted, processed and stored securely.
SecurePay holds the highest level of PCI DSS accreditation â level 1 PCI DSS compliance. The company is regularly and externally audited by Vectra Corporation. SecurePayâs financial and internal control systems are also externally audited by Moore Stephens, and all SecurePay staff undergo screening and extensive background checks.
SecurePay encrypts all transaction details before sending them across the internet, so the details of the message cannot be seen by anyone except SecurePay's Payment Server.
SecurePay uses a 128-bit digital server certificate provided by VeriSignâ¢. This level of encryption is currently considered realistically unbreakable.