P2 Merchant-Acquisition CRM System to Feature ControlScan PCI Compliance App Value-added application will seamlessly interface between POS Portal’s premier merchant acquiring tool and ControlScan’s cloud-based merchant compliance solution
ATLANTA, Apr. 18, 2013 -- The award-winning P2 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system by POS Portal will soon feature a value-added Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance application by ControlScan. Created specifically for merchant acquirers, P2 CRM has been widely adopted across the payments industry. Now, POS Portal and ControlScan are partnering to enable direct access to tried-and-true ControlScan merchant compliance services through the P2 App Portal.
ControlScan’s payment security and compliance solutions are utilized by more than 120 acquiring banks, payment processors and independent sales organizations (ISOs) to educate and protect a total merchant base that exceeds 1 million businesses. Through its new, seamless integration with ControlScan, P2 CRM will give ISOs and acquirers real-time, single-source access to detailed merchant compliance information that includes each merchant’s status in the PCI compliance process, the frequency and content of their interactions with ControlScan support agents, and more. In addition, a full suite of on-demand reports significantly simplifies portfolio risk segmentation as well as adherence to card brand reporting requirements.
“POS Portal’s vision to create a single management system for ISO and acquirer businesses is being realized with their P2 App Portal,” said Jethro Felton, executive vice president, sales and business development, ControlScan. “The connectivity between our offerings will extend the capabilities of our joint customers and help build additional industry relationships.”
“The P2 system has fast become the go-to CRM in the payments industry, enabling ISOs and merchant acquirers to more completely, efficiently and effectively manage all aspects of their business,” said Shobhit Kumar, POS Portal’s head of App Portal Development. “With the P2 App Portal and industry partners like ControlScan, our stage is set to be the leader in payments-industry app development.”
The ControlScan PCI Compliance application for P2 CRM is slated for early May availability.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan delivers payment security and compliance solutions to a global network of payment service providers and the merchants they serve. The company’s innovative approach to secure hosted payment and PCI compliance solutions leverages technology, education and services to provide flexible options for its customers. Known for its thought leadership, ControlScan gives its customers a clear view of marketplace issues and trends so they can remain competitive. For more information, please visit www.controlscan.com or call 1-800-825-3301.
About POS Portal
Since 2000, POS Portal has been changing the payments industry. First, as a leading distributor of supplies and terminal modules; and now, as the industry-leading innovator for merchant acquisition CRM. We’re committed to providing exceptional service to the payments industry through mutually beneficial, long-lasting relationships. For additional information, please visit www.posportal.com or call 1-866-940-4POS (4767).
SignaPay Partners with ControlScan for Stronger SMB Payment Security and Compliance ISO cites shared values, comprehensive support as key business drivers for new relationship
ATLANTA, Mar. 26, 2013 -- While most independent sales organizations (ISOs) and acquirers have had Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance programs in place for several years, many of these organizations still find it difficult to reach Level 4 merchants with the focus and frequency necessary to effectively secure their businesses’ payment transactions. To ensure that their Level 4 merchants benefitted from security, service and support at the highest level, Dallas-based ISO SignaPay joined forces with ControlScan.
Under the new partnership agreement, the small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) SignaPay serves will directly benefit from ControlScan’s guided, high-touch program for understanding and navigating the security requirements of the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). In addition, the ControlScan approach to SMB merchant education and assistance, combined with its robust partner reporting tools and seasoned relationship management, will give SignaPay the comprehensive support they need to meet their own business goals of risk reduction and heightened merchant satisfaction.
“At SignaPay, we differentiate ourselves by the personalized experience we give each and every merchant we serve,” said Jeff Brown, acting president, SignaPay. “We found this same spirit in ControlScan, making our new partnership a terrific fit.”
SignaPay receives real-time program information via ControlScan’s PCI Dashboard, a powerful tool that provides complete visibility into each merchant’s location on the path to PCI compliance, as well as compliance statistics at the portfolio level. ControlScan communications and support interactions with individual merchants are also tracked and displayed. In addition, a ControlScan relationship manager supports SignaPay by monitoring program results and assisting with any necessary adjustments.
“SignaPay’s philosophy of doing business aligns well with our own business model: Put the customer first,” said Jethro Felton, executive vice president, sales and business development, ControlScan. “When you put the customer first, you make their job easier. And that’s our primary goal with this new partnership.”
Since 2007, SignaPay has been providing merchant services to small and medium-sized businesses across the country. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, SignaPay currently represents 14,000 merchants processing some $2 billion annually. A new kind of payments processor, SignaPay prides itself on providing high-touch, high-tech services to the nationwide network of sales organizations and referral partners who distribute and support our brand. For more information, please visit www.signapay.com.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security services designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them. The company’s flexible solutions, easy-to-use online tools and personalized support significantly simplify PCI and security for its clients. In addition, as an Approved Scanning Vendor and a Qualified Security Assessor, ControlScan is positioned to help merchants meet compliance requirements and maintain secure business environments for their customers. For more information about ControlScan and its cloud-based solutions visit www.controlscan.com or call
Payments executive joins distinguished group of women representing the electronic transactions industry
ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2013 - ControlScan CEO Joan E. Herbig has been elected to the 2013 board of directors for the Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W.net), the premiere electronic transaction association dedicated to women in the field. Herbig is one of three new directors who have joined the organization to help further its mission to provide a forum that inspires and empowers women in the electronic transactions industry through networking opportunities, mentoring programs and more.
A longtime contributor to the technology startup and payments communities, Herbig became CEO of Atlanta-based ControlScan in 2007, where she successfully transitioned the company into its present role as an expert provider of payment card industry (PCI) and data security solutions for small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers serving them. Prior to joining ControlScan, Herbig spent three years as CEO of Cambia Security, Inc., an industry leader in configuration management tools for compliance with PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, SOX and other regulatory standards. Herbig also previously served as CEO of mobile device systems management firm XcelleNet, Inc.
“The W.net organization is comprised of women who are outstanding in the electronic transactions field,” said Herbig. “I am extremely pleased to be a part of the W.net effort to engage and inspire current and future generations of payments industry thought leaders.”
“Joan Herbig brings tremendous leadership skills, as well as valuable technology and payments industry perspectives, to her role with the W.net board,” said Shawn Taylor Zelman, executive director of W.net. “This is going to be an exceptional year for women in our industry, as the many talents of those who serve on the W.net board of directors combine to lead our members into new areas of professional growth.”
About PCI Compliance and Security Provider, ControlScan
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security services designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them. The company’s flexible solutions, easy-to-use online tools and personalized support significantly simplify PCI and security for its clients. In addition, as an Approved Scanning Vendor and a Qualified Security Assessor, ControlScan is positioned to help merchants meet compliance requirements and maintain secure business environments for their customers. For more information about ControlScan and its cloud-based solutions visit www.controlscan.com or call 1-800-825-3301.
The Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W.net) is the premiere electronic transactions organization dedicated solely to women in the field. W.net’s goal is to provide a forum to inspire and empower women in the electronic transactions industry through networking opportunities, mentoring programs, and the overall promotion of women in the industry by enabling them to maximize their potential and position them for greater success. More information at www.wnetonline.org.
Appointment builds upon technology exec’s long-standing commitment to the payments industry
ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2013 - ControlScan CEO Joan E. Herbig has been elected to the 2013 board of directors for the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), the trade association of the global electronic payments industry. The appointment leverages Herbig’s strong leadership skills and unique payments industry perspective to help ETA extend its reach into new areas of dialogue and collaboration.
“ETA meets a fundamental need within the payments space. Leaders representing all areas of our industry recognize the association’s influence and its value as a forum for networking, education and idea exchange,” said Herbig. “I am continually impressed by ETA’s strong sense of community and volunteerism, as well as its willingness to showcase new technologies and disruptive business models.”
Specialist Payment Card Industry (PCI) security service providers ControlScan and Foregenix have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a market-leading suite of technology solutions to acquiring banks and merchant service providers working with small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In the U.S. marketplace, Atlanta-based ControlScan is recognized for its expertise in helping SMBs understand, navigate and complete their obligations of the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). London-based Foregenix conducts a variety of PCI and security-related assessments as well as post-breach investigations throughout the EMEA region. Both organizations are relied upon by acquiring banks and merchant service providers to reduce their associated risk in working with SMB merchants.
“The strategic alliance between ControlScan and Foregenix represents a significant combination of payment security expertise, delivered on an international scale,” said Joan Herbig, CEO of ControlScan. “ControlScan’s entrance into the global marketplace is a natural progression; data thieves don’t operate on a localized basis and neither should the effort to stop them.”
ControlScan and Frazier & Deeter Announce Strategic Partnership Partnership between leading PCI compliance and security solutions provider and nation’s 75th largest CPA firm offers mid-market businesses broader and more efficient compliance services
ATLANTA, July 10, 2012 -- In a joint announcement today, PCI Compliance and Security solutions provider ControlScan, Inc. (ControlScan) and certified public accountants Frazier & Deeter, LLC (Frazier & Deeter), announced a strategic partnership to provide a broader range of security and risk compliance services for mid-market businesses.
Companies having their controls tested for PCI compliance can enter into a frustrating experience when required to have those same controls retested by a CPA for SOC examinations. The partnership between ControlScan and Frazier & Deeter offers a new level of efficiency and effectiveness for the companies’ mutual clients by enabling them to address PCI compliance and SOC reporting in a single, streamlined process.
“Frazier & Deeter is a large, nationally recognized and well-respected CPA firm. Their team of risk and compliance professionals inspires confidence in the firm’s client base, and that same client base can be confident in this value-added partnership,” said Joan Herbig, CEO, ControlScan. “We’re pleased that our security and compliance services can now be offered in tandem with Frazier & Deeter’s SOC services to streamline the overall risk reduction process for mid-market businesses.”
“The professionals at ControlScan are experts in security and compliance, especially as it relates to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard or “PCI DSS”,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter. “ControlScan’s security solutions, combined with Frazier & Deeter’s Process, Risk and Governance Services (PRG), will provide our mutual clients with the means to minimize their risk in the most cost-effective manner possible. We expect this improved efficiency will be well received by our clients.”
Companies subject to both the PCI compliance and SOC reporting regulations can learn more about the new, combined security and risk service offerings by contacting ControlScan at 678-279-2640 or Frazier & Deeter at 404-253-7482.
About PCI Compliance & Security Provider, ControlScan
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security services designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them. The company's flexible solutions, easy-to-use online tools and personalized support significantly simplify PCI and security for its clients. In addition, as an Approved Scanning Vendor and a Qualified Security Assessor, ControlScan is positioned to help merchants meet compliance requirements and maintain secure business environments for their customers. For more information about ControlScan and its cloud-based solutions visit www.controlscan.com or call 1-800-940-5941.
About Frazier & Deeter
Frazier & Deeter (www.frazierdeeter.com) is a nationally recognized CPA and Advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides tailored services across a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory needs to achieve each client's unique financial goals. Frazier & Deeter is one of the 100 largest firms in the country and has been named the #1 Accounting Firm to Work For in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine and one of the top 25 Best Managed CPA firms in the U.S. by Inside Public Accounting.
Atlanta-based ControlScan, an expert provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security solutions for small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them, is responding to positive industry reception of its Security Consulting Services business segment by expanding its team of Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs). The expansion follows a successful year of consulting engagements that included network penetration testing, PCI DSS gap assessments, Web application assessments and PCI DSS Audits.
The ControlScan Security Consulting Services (SCS) team is made up of QSAs and security consultants with niche expertise in PCI compliance for high-risk merchants. The company has successfully built a practice around assisting SMBs pursuing Service Provider PCI compliance for the first time. Clients have included new technology firms seeking to offer services within the card payment arena, as well as merchants who have grown their operations to include providing services to others.
“In the last year, we’ve responded to a strong demand from our acquirer partners, merchant service providers and merchants themselves,” said Steve Robb, senior vice president, products and services, ControlScan. “Our Security Consulting Services team is fulfilling an important need to simplify and secure the card data environment so that PCI DSS compliance can be validated and cost-effectively maintained.”
Additional information on ControlScan’s Security Consulting Services, including client case studies, can be found on the ControlScan website: www.controlscan.com.