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IP Address for Credit Card Purchasing
Also known as: Credit Card Purchasing - IP Address
Available to: Faculty & Staff
In compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) requirements that protect cardholder data, all university departments that process credit cards must register their systems with Information Technology Services. Once registered, an IP address is assigned for the specific use of your Point Of Sale (POS) system.
All new credit card processing systems must be approved in advance by the university's Associate Vice President and Controller.
As a publicly available service, the POS system must be strictly maintained by the department and the ITS to comply with all Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements. ITS has a separate and tightly controlled network for POS systems. Users are expected to maintain security for their systems in addition to this network segmentation.
This service is limited to Mason departments that process credit card purchases via the Internet. Payment card systems using analog phone lines do not fall under this category of service. The type of service (Internet or analog) is determined by a department when initializing service with their vendor.
All users of this system must adhere to:
- University Policy Number 1114: Data Stewardship
- University Policy Number 2105: Cash Handling
- University Policy Number 2110: Credit and Debit Card Security
How to Get this Service
To register a credit card processing system, complete a Point of Sale IP Address Assignment Request form.
There is no charge for this service.
Once an IP address is established for a Point of Sale device, this service is available 24/7, excluding planned outages, normal maintenance windows, and unavoidable events. Maintenance windows are Sundays from 7 to 10 a.m. but may be extended to 2 p.m., if needed. If maintenance is required outside of these hours, it will be announced on the Planned Outages web page.
Assistance for all IT Services is available through the ITS Support Center:
|Online:||Submit a Request|
|Hours of Operation:||Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Walk-in Support |
|Innovation Hall, Room 226|
Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(*closed Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for team meetings)
ITS will work to create the POS network assignment within five business days of approval by the IT Security Office.
Last modified date: August 1, 2014