(PRWEB) January 24, 2005
USA ePay has become the first payment processor to bundle Visa and MasterCard compliance security scanning at no additional cost to its merchants. In order to help ease the burden of card association security compliance requirements on its customers, USA ePay will sponsor, at no charge, the same annual compliance scanning service that ScanAlert, a qualified scanning vendor, retails for $149. This new service bundle is designed to allow all USA ePay merchants to easily meet the requirements of Visa and MasterCardÂs PCI Security Standard.
ÂBecause merchants have typically had to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars to become compliant, banks have had an understandably difficult time getting them to adopt these programs,Â noted ScanAlert CEO Ken Leonard. ÂThis no cost and ease-of-use approach eliminates all of the reasons why merchants havenÂt become compliant, as well as reducing the risk exposure for all of USA ePayÂs acquiring bank partners.Â
ÂWe feel that as a gateway we need to step in to help the merchants and the merchant banks drive widespread adoption of the PCI Security StandardsÂ, said USA ePay CEO Ben Goretsky. ÂScanAlertÂs user-friendly security scanning technology relieves merchants of the stress of scanning, as well as helps our merchant bank partners easily get the reports of compliance they so urgently need from their merchants.Â
Security Compliance and Risk Management Made Easy for Merchant Banks:
While USA ePayÂs merchants are benefiting from complementary compliance services, merchant banks will be able to easily track the compliance status of their merchant portfolio by logging into ScanAlertÂs Online Management Portal. Through this interactive portal, the merchant bankÂs compliance officers will be able to view their merchantsÂ compliance status and access any necessary Report on Compliance documentation they may need without having to contact the merchant. USA ePay is also making these services available to all acquiring banks at no cost.
The program is available immediately for all USA ePay gateway users. Members of USA ePay must contact USA ePay to obtain a unique enrollment code. For more information on this sponsored service or to become a USA ePay gateway user, please contact USA ePay at 866-USA-EPAY (872-3729) or [email protected] .
Features of ScanAlertÂs PCI Compliance Service:
The ScanAlert program is a complete security auditing system with a breadth of features that far exceed the basic vulnerability scanning requirements of PCI, CISP and SDP which comprise the PCI Security Standards. A comprehensive security tool, it includes:
Â Access to ScanAlertÂs web-based Vulnerability Management Portal
Â Scheduled quarterly automated vulnerability scans
Â Unlimited on-demand manual scans to re-test systems whenever needed
Â Detailed instructions to patch all vulnerabilities found during scans
Â Online tutorials to help understand and prepare security self-assessment forms
Â Preparation of the Report on Compliance (ROC) documentation for submission to an online merchantÂs acquiring bank
Headquartered in Napa, CA, ScanAlert is the worldÂs largest web site security certification company, protecting over 60,000 web sites in 25 countries. ScanAlert conducts rigorous daily security audits that make web sites secure from hackers and then certifies it to their customers with a HACKER SAFEÂ® certification mark. HACKER SAFE certification protects millions of shoppers every day on tens of thousands of web sites. The certification mark indicates that these sites are compliant with the highest federal and industry web site security standards. For more information, please visit http://www.scanalert.com.
USA ePay is a full-service ECI and Retail certified payment gateway which supports the First Data Nashville, Vital PS and Paymentech platforms. USA ePay, along with being Visa USA CISP compliant, supports the Verified by Visa program. The USA ePay gateway also carries the basic features of Address Verification System, CVV2 and CVC, Recurring Billing and a free developerÂs library on their website. For more information, please visit http://www.usaepay.com or call 866.USA.EPAY (872-3729).
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