PCI compliance for the largest e-shop in Czechia

Alza.cz is the number 1 e-commerce player in the Czech Republic with large operations also in Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Hungary and other EU markets. With 28 years on the market, Alza has become one of the largest online department stores in the CEE region. On top of the e-shops, Alza.cz operates a network of tens physical shops and showrooms in four countries, and 2000 smart automated collection points, (the so-called AlzaBoxes) which enable card payments upon delivery.

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Customer Requirements

Alza.cz has decided to provide their customers with the highest level of assurance in relation to payment card acceptance by complying with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). PCI DSS is a rigorous security standard encompassing people, processes, and technologies that focuses on securing the ecosystem of payment cards mandated by the payment card associations (VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express, JCB, and CUP). Alza.cz has decided to align not only its e-commerce payment card acceptance solution but also its payment cards acceptance at the physical payment terminals in its showrooms, shops, and AlzaBoxes. 


3Key has a long-term experience and competence in designing and building PCI DSS compliant systems and architectures. 3Key specialists also have the qualification to assess and certify such environments according to the payment industry security standards. Based on 3Key reputation in the area of PCI DSS Consulting Alza.cz decided to select 3Key as its partner for the implementation and delivery of all the necessary changes to achieve PCI DSS Compliance. The services provided for Alza.cz included the overall assessment of the Alza.cz environment with regards to PCI DSS standard, identification of the GAPs and support by the implementation of the mitigation measures as well as support through the final process of certification. 3Key has managed to assist Alza.cz in delivering PCI Compliance in line with Alza.cz company approach – in record-breaking speed, with low costs and with minimal disturbance to the business operations of Alza.cz.  

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