The term “package” can mean different things in different file transfer situations. “Installation package” – A file that contains all the executables, installation scripts and other data needed to install a particular application.  This file is usually a compressed file and is often a self-extracting compressed file. “Package sent to another person” – Very similar[..]


In the world of IT, packet or packets is the term used to describe a unit of data, such as bytes or characters. When sending data over a network, messages or files are broken down into manageable packets before transmission. These packets can also be referred to as a datagram, a segment, a block, a[..]

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum and was formed in 2006 – the 5 founding global payment brands include: American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. A Global Security Standard, PCI DSS comprises of 12 comprehensive requirements designed to enhance the security of cardholder data. The[..]


PCI stands for “Payment Card Industry”.  In file transfer, “PCI compliance” frequently refers to a deployed system’s ability to adhere to the standard outlined in “PCI DSS” – a security regulation for the credit card industry.  “PCI certification” is achieved when a PCI compliant system is audited by a PCI Council-approved firm and that third-party[..]

PCI Council

The “PCI Council” is a short name for “PCI Security Standards Council”, the vendor-independent consortium behind PCI (“Payment Card Industry”) standards.


The “PCI DSS” (PCI Data Security Standard) is a credit card industry security standard. It is currently on version 2.0.

PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council is the vendor-independent consortium behind the PCI (“Payment Card Industry”) standards.

Personal Data

Personal data means any data that makes a living person identifiable. This could be ‘direct’, such as their name, or ‘indirect’. This is where combined information could identify the person. GDPR refers to special categories or sensitive data. This includes information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership,[..]


PeSIT is an open file transfer protocol often associated with Axway. Like Sterling Commerce’s proprietary NDM file transfer protocol, PeSIT has now been written into the standard communication specifications of several industry consortiums and government exchanges, thus ensuring a high degree of long-term dependence on Axway technology. PeSIT is required far more often in Europe[..]


Provisioning is the act of adding access to and allocating resources to end users and their file transfer workflows.  It is often used interchangeably with the term “onboarding“. The act of provisioning should always be audited, and the audit information should include the identity of the person who authorized the act and any technical actions[..]