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Meraki: Level 1 PCI DSS Certified

Retailers rely on us to provide a wireless solution that helps them meet PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) compliance requirements, and the feedback on some of our security features such as two-factor authentication has been very positive. Meraki has passed a level 1 PCI DSS v2 audit and earned the corresponding Report on Compliance (RoC), providing an additional layer of security for retail and other sensitive environments.

Out-of-band control

Customers have been using Meraki to build PCI-compliant networks for years, and since Meraki’s cloud architecture is out-of-band, our cloud is out-of-scope of a retailer’s PCI audit. However, we wanted to go above and beyond and deliver an additional level of reassurance. To increase our security, we submitted our cloud networking environment to a complete, on-site level 1 PCI DSS audit (the most rigorous audit level), including audits of our data centers.

Level 1 PCI DSS certified

Even though the Meraki data centers are out-of-band and thus out-of-scope for a retailer’s PCI audit, those who need to meet the requirements of a PCI audit now have the additional reassurance that Meraki’s out-of-band cloud networking architecture also meets those requirements. As the only cloud networking wireless provider to pass a level 1 PCI DSS v2 audit, we’re leading the way to provide the highest level of confidence for security-conscious customers, including those who are looking for infrastructure that meets the same PCI DSS requirements they must adhere to. This also streamlines the audit process for customers going through their own PCI DSS audit.

Meraki’s security features address all of the PCI DSS requirements and help customers to build and maintain a secure network, protect cardholder data, maintain a vulnerability management program, implement strong access control measures, and monitor network security. Retailers who use Meraki to maintain a secure retail environment include Starbucks, Burger King, United Colors of Benetton UK, Design Within Reach, and Applebee’s. You can read about their deployments, and other retailers’ deployments, at

Design Within Reach uses Meraki for secure WiFi at all 47 stores nationwide

Join us for a free webinar: 10 Steps to PCI Compliant WiFi

Centrally managed from the cloud, Meraki makes it easy and cost effective to deploy, monitor, and verify PCI compliant WiFi across distributed networks of any size. Unlike traditional wireless LANs, Meraki’s security infrastructure eliminates the management complexities, manual testing, and ongoing maintenance challenges that lead to vulnerabilities. Find out more by registering for our free webinar, 10 Steps to PCI Compliant WiFi, on Thursday, November 17 at 11am PT. You can also read more about our out-of-band architecture, security and reliability, and compliance on the PCI section of our website.