EI3PA Experian

EI3PA Experian Assessment

Our experienced QSAs walk you through the compliance process and ensure your organization is securely processing and storing credit history data shared by Experian.

EI3PA Experian

EI3PA Experian Assessment

The Experian Independent Third Party Assessment (EI3PA) is an annual assessment of a Third Party’s ability to protect and ensure the secure processing and storage of credit history data shared by Experian.

External vulnerability scans - to be submitted to EI3PA on a quarterly basis

Multi-Factor Authentication - for commercial users/non-direct to consumer access to web portals

Our Approach

Our fully certified QSAs provide comprehensive assessment services that are tailored to your organization’s specific needs and environment. We provide accredited assessment and scanning services for EI3PA compliance, as well as expert advice and guidance on how to address any issues that are identified.

What does EI3PA Require?

EI3PA requires an evaluation of a Third Party’s information security program and controls by an independent assessor, based on requirements provided by Experian.  EI3PA consists of security controls requirements adapted from PCI-DSS.  

Key Benefits

EI3PA Experian Assessment

Comprehensive, cost-effective assessment

Rigorous pen testing of network and web applications

Expert, certified EI3PA advice and guidance

Quickly bring your program into EI3PA compliance

EI3PA vs. PCI-DSS

Whats the difference?

On the surface, EI3PA requirements appear very similar to those of PCI-DSS. However, there are two key differences:

On Site Visit

Mandates an on-site visit from a Qualified Security Assessor to verify the compliance of third parties—no matter how big or small your organization is. Additionally, there are no tiers or different merchant levels with EI3PA—requirements are standard across the board.

Yearly Network Penetration Testing

Requires annual web application and network penetration testing. This testing (which satisfies the PCI-DSS 11.3 requirement) must be done once every year or after any major security overhaul.

Is Your Organization Qualified to Hold Experian Data?

The Experian Independent Third-Party Assessment (EI3PA) is an annual assessment of a Third Party’s ability to protect and securely process and store credit history data shared by Experian. EI3PA requires an independent assessment of a Third Party’s information security program and controls, based on requirements provided by Experian—controls that are adapted from PCI-DSS.

The following EI3PA unique requirements must also be met:

⦁ External vulnerability scans: to be submitted to Experian on a quarterly basis
⦁ Multi-Factor Authentication: for commercial users/non-direct to consumer access to web portals

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At MegaplanIT, we understand the demands of your business. You need your data to be accessible to your organization, yet impenetrable from the outside. You also have to comply with increasingly stringent information security regulations, which are vital not only to your security but to your success. On top of that, you’re still, well—running a business.

Our innovative IT security and compliance solutions are designed to deliver customized, cost-effective service on time. With a highly qualified team of PCI-DSS QSAs, Penetration Testers, and Information Security Consultants here at MegaplanIT, we will assess your unique company and business environment and design a path to security that will fit all of your needs.