Here is quite a practical and straight-forward FAQ to PCI compliance. A couple of interesting items from the FAQ -
- Cost of compliance: for smaller companies it is about $10,000 to $25,000 and for larger companies it is about $3 million to $5 million.
- Frequent compliance related problems: inadequate policies and improper network segmentation.
Considering the capability of Athena FirePAC, it should help in bringing down this cost and effort quite significantly (especially since policy analysis and comparison is such a core feature of FirePAC).