Hosted platform gives payment service providers a secure, end-to-end online merchant solution to extend the value of their payment gateway, build competitive differentiation
NEW ORLEANS, Apr. 30, 2013 – ETA Annual Meeting & Expo – Payments security and compliance solution provider ControlScan today announced that it has developed a fully-secured, cloud-based service that combines Web hosting, a hosted shopping cart and pre-integrated payment acceptance to make selling online simple. But they didn’t stop there: Utilizing their Payment Card Industry (PCI) expertise, ControlScan included everything an online merchant would need to quickly and easily validate PCI compliance. The solution, called Instant eCommerceSM, is ideal for payment service providers seeking an innovative, white-label service they can attach to their payment gateway as a value-added offering for small and mid-sized merchants.
Atlanta-based ControlScan is officially introducing its newest hosted payment solution this week at the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Annual Meeting & Expo in New Orleans. Leaders representing all areas of the payments industry recognize the annual ETA event as an important forum for networking, education and idea exchange.
“ISOs, acquirers and payment service providers who attend the annual ETA conference are looking for smart ways to increase competitive advantage and improve merchant relationships,” said Joan E. Herbig, CEO, ControlScan. “Instant eCommerce easily integrates into the service provider ecosystem and features everything their SMB merchants need to get started selling online—including mobile commerce—without the technological complexity and PCI-related concerns that can deter them.”
Since its acquisition of hosted payment technology provider CRE Secure last summer, ControlScan has been busy making product advancements that deliver leading-edge secure hosted payment solutions to be white labeled by well-known payment service providers. The company’s PCI-compliant Instant eCommerce solution builds upon its dynamic Hosted Payment Page technology to create an end-to-end, secure online selling environment that seamlessly connects to established payment processing gateways.
Instant eCommerce benefits include:
- Single-platform solution for Web hosting, hosted shopping cart, mobile shopping site and pre-integrated, PCI-compliant payment acceptance;
- Seamless support of multiple payment channels, including digital commerce, mobile, MOTO and eWallets;
- Thorough payment data security for PCI scope reduction and hassle-free compliance validation;
- White-labeled integration for brand continuity as well as a consistent merchant and consumer experience; and
- Plug-and-play simplicity to reinforce the payment service provider’s business value and build merchant loyalty.
“Instant eCommerce makes an important contribution to online merchants as well as the payment organizations serving them,” said Kevin Lee, president, Hosted Payment Solutions, ControlScan. “It’s easy for the merchant to implement, and it effectively secures their online payments, making that part of their business PCI compliant without sacrificing brand equity or user experience. And because it’s a turnkey solution, Instant eCommerce represents a simple, cost-effective way for payment service providers to add significant value to their merchant relationships.”
ControlScan is demonstrating Instant eCommerce today through Thursday in booth 250 at the ETA Annual Meeting & Expo. More information can be found online at www.controlscan.com/morethanpci.
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 1-800-940-5941.
Cardlytics, a leading analytics and marketing platform, has been recognized by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for a second consecutive year as one of Metro Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces. “The 100 Top Workplaces of Metro Atlanta campaign is a program that we are always excited to be a part of. Celebrating our third year of bringing this campaign to Atlanta is our honor and privilege,” said Matt Teli, recruitment solutions manager for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “More than 1,200 companies were nominated or invited to participate in this year’s survey, hosted by The AJC and our survey partner, Workplace Dynamics.” Of the 1,200 companies nominated, Cardlytics was selected based on employee survey responses that gauged the direction of the company, execution, work conditions, career paths, management, pay and benefits. Companies selected received high marks within these categories. Since establishing the concept of card-linked marketing, Cardlytics has realized consistent levels of market adoption and growth. By deploying technology within its more than 300 partner financial institutions, Cardlytics can leverage all of a household’s purchases to target and measure marketing in a way that fully protects consumer privacy and financial institutions’ data, while strengthening banks’ relationships with customers. “Cardlytics operates at the intersection of digital media, financial technology, mobile marketing and big data. Atlanta is a unique market where we can attract the mix of great talent we need to continue to rapidly scale Cardlytics,” said Scott Grimes, Cardlytics’ CEO. “Being named to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s ‘Metro Atlanta’s Top 100 Workplaces’ for a second year is a testament to our dedication to a superior workplace.” About Cardlytics Cardlytics is a game-changing marketing and analytics platform, providing businesses – for the first time – with a timely and complete view of consumer purchase behavior. The company has unmatched, exclusive access to unique purchase behavior, capturing spending across all stores and categories. Cardlytics can finally answer the question: what share of your customer’s wallet do you capture? The Cardlytics platform is built upon historical consumer purchase information, provided securely by its premier network of over 300 financial institution partners, including Bank of America, PNC and Regions Bank. The company is also the pioneer and leader in the card-linked marketing space, providing both national and local businesses with revenue-generating digital and mobile marketing options, based upon its core analytics platform. Founded in 2008, the company is backed by leading investors in both Silicon Valley and Boston, and a partnership from the global leader in loyalty management, Aimia to open new markets.Continue Reading »
Alliance leverages expertise to assist businesses of all sizes with payment security and PCI compliance ATLANTA, April 24, 2013 – A new strategic alliance between ControlScan and Bridge Point Communications delivers a full suite of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and data security solutions to help retailers and other merchants within Australia achieve and maintain PCI compliance. Australian acquirers and merchant service providers will also benefit from the partnership, which enables them to reduce risk by improving the security posture of the businesses they serve. According to the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA), 96 percent of businesses in Australia are small businesses. In the U.S. marketplace, Atlanta-based ControlScan is recognized for its expertise in helping small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners understand, navigate and complete their obligations of the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). Through its industry partnerships, the company’s PCI 1-2-3 compliance solution is utilized by more than 120 acquiring banks, payment processors and independent sales organizations (ISOs), reaching a total SMB merchant base that exceeds 1 million businesses. Headquartered in Brisbane with national coverage, Bridge Point is one of Australia’s leading providers of information security and network integration services. Bridge Point’s Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) practice includes a team of highly experienced PCI Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs). As data network and information security experts with a wealth of industry experience, the company has a deep understanding of the unique challenges and requirements of building secure, world-class networks. “Like the U.S., the Australian marketplace has a great need for education and services that make PCI compliance both understandable and achievable for any size business,” said Jethro Felton, executive vice president, sales and business development, ControlScan. “Our partnership with Bridge Point delivers these important solutions to Australian business owners so that cardholder data is effectively protected.” “Bridge Point is unique in this marketplace in that we are liaising directly with the merchants as well as acquirers,” said Tim Smith, director, Bridge Point Communications. “By adding ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 to our GRC services, we now offer a complete end-to-end solution for SMBs as well as large enterprise customers. ControlScan PCI 1-2-3 provides the leading tools and support necessary to analyze, remediate and validate PCI compliance, including a self assessment questionnaire, network vulnerability scans, custom security policies and security awareness training. For more information, visitwww.controlscan.com/bridgepoint. About ControlScan 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 1-800-940-5941. About Bridge Point Communications Bridge Point provides expertise and solutions in the areas of Information Security, Networking and Data Management with specializations in Compliance and Critical Infrastructure. Bridge Point has developed strategic partnerships with leading security, networking and data storage vendors including Cisco, Check Point, ControlScan, F5, NetApp, RSA and Sourcefire. Established in 2000, Bridge Point serves customers across Australia from its offices in Brisbane and Sydney. In 2011, Bridge Point merged with Server Central to strengthen its Data Management offering with storage, compute and virtualization capabilities. Bridge Point is a QSA as part of the PCI DSS and was the first IT company in Australia to achieve certification to ISO 27001. For more information visitwww.bridgepoint.com.au.Continue Reading »
Value-added application will seamlessly interface between POS Portal’s premier merchant acquiring tool and ControlScan’s cloud-based merchant PCI 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. About ControlScan 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 1-800-940-5941. 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).Continue Reading »
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.” About SignaPay 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. About PCI Compliance 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 visitwww.controlscan.com or call 1-800-940-5941.Continue Reading »