You must protect credit card information and store it securely. Failure to do so can result in steep fines from the major payment providers. Protection standards are set by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Council (PCI DSS).
If you recently started processing cards, QuickBooks helps you comply by handling this sensitive information for you. QuickBooks automatically saves credit card data online with your private account information at our protected data center, removing PCI-compliance headaches.
How it works:
Note: QuickBooks adheres to rigorous online banking industry protection standards for all online data transfers and storage, using a secure internet connection and high-level encryption.
Masking protects card numbers and means that you don't need to create and enter complex passwords for all your employees who may view this field.
How this helps you:
Note: Even if QuickBooks saves customer credit card information online, you still must follow PCI guidelines. For instance, never store the card security code anywhere and enter credit card numbers only in the Credit Card No. field. Read more about PCI requirements.