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MasterCard

Level One

Merchants processing over 6 million MasterCard transactions annually, identified another payment card brand as Level 1, or merchants that have experienced an account data compromise.

Compliance Requirements
  • Annual onsite review by QSA (PCI DSS Assessment)
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Level Two

Merchants processing 1 million to 6 million MasterCard transactions annually.

Compliance Requirements
  • Annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Level Three

Merchants processing 20,000 to 1 million MasterCard e-commerce transactions annually.

Compliance Requirements
  • Annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Level Four

All other MasterCard Merchants.

Compliance Requirements
  • Annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

JCB

Level One

Merchants processing over 1 million JCB transactions annually, or compromised merchants.

Compliance Requirements
  • Annual onsite review by QSA (PCI DSS Assessment)
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Level Two

Merchants processing less than 1 million JCB transactions annually.

Compliance Requirements
  • Annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Discover

Level One

Merchants are currently not categorized into levels based on transaction volume. Discover takes a “risk based approach” for validating compliance.

Compliance Requirements

Quarterly Network Scan by ASV AND one of the following:

  1. Annual onsite review by QSA-PCI DSS Assessment
  2. Annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire

Level Two

Compliance Requirements

Annual Self Assessment Questionnaire and Quarterly Network Scan by ASV.

Level Three

Compliance Requirements

Quarterly Network Scan by ASV AND one of the following:

  1. Annual onsite review by QSA-PCI DSS Assessment
  2. Annual Self-Assessment

Amex

Level One

Merchants processing over 2.5 million American Express Card transactions annually or any merchant that American Express otherwise deems a Level 1.

Compliance Requirements
  • Annual onsite review by QSA (PCI DSS Assessment)
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Level Two

Merchants providing 50,000 to 2.5 million American Express transactions annually or any merchant that American Express otherwise deems Level 2.

Compliance Requirements
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Level Three

Merchants processing less than 50,000 American Express transactions annually.

Compliance Requirements
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Level Four

Compliance Requirements
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Visa

Level One

Any merchant-regardless of acceptance channel-processing over 6,000,000 Visa transactions per year.  Any merchant that Visa, at its sole discretion, determines should meet the Level 1 merchant requirements to minimize risk to the Visa system.

Compliance Requirements
  • Annual onsite review by QSA (PCI DSS Assessment)
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Level Two

Any merchant-regardless of acceptance channel-processing 1,000,000 to 6,000,000 Visa transactions per year.

Compliance Requirements
  • Annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Level Three

Any merchant processing 20,000 to 1,000,000 Visa e-commerce transactions per year.

Compliance Requirements
  • Annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • Quarterly Network Scan by ASV

Level Four

Any merchant processing fewer than 20,000 Visa e-commerce transactions per year, and all other merchants-regardless of acceptance channel-processing up to 1,000,000 Visa transactions per year.

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