Many merchants have achieved and subsequently maintained PCI compliance by relying upon segmentation of their payment network.
When this is the primary method used to limit PCI scope, the fight to protect cardholder data never ends. It is a constant battle that consumes expensive IT resources.
This white paper will compare the use of network segmentation to the option of using point-to-point encryption (P2PE) coupled with a hosted tokenization service provider.
P2PE and Tokenization