PCI Compliance Provider, ControlScan, Joins Secure POS Vendor Alliance

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SPVA continues to build membership to accelerate enhanced security guidelines

ControlScan, a leading provider of PCI compliance solutions for small- to mid-sized merchants, has joined the Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA).

Created by Hypercom (NYSE: HYC), Ingenico S.A. (EURONEXT: ING) and VeriFone (NYSE: PAY) in April 2009, SPVA fosters widespread compliance of existing security standards to protect cardholder information and defend merchants and acquirers against security breaches. Since its inception, the non-profit organization has united industry experts and attracted almost 20 leading payment companies that seek to have a voice within the world of secure payments.

“Every company and individual involved in the acceptance of card payments is negatively impacted by a breach in data security," said Joan Herbig, CEO of Atlanta-based ControlScan. “That is why it is of the utmost importance for our company, as well as other stakeholders in the payment value chain, to actively participate in organizations such as Secure POS Vendor Alliance. We commend the alliance for its focus on security standards, threat analysis and payment lifecycle intelligence and look forward to contributing on behalf of our Level 4 merchants and acquiring partners.”

SPVA membership is open to vendors that develop secure POS payment systems or have products or solutions that interact with secure POS payment devices such as retailers, acquirers and banks. The organization works to evolve security enhancements and interoperability required to reduce fraud and lower risk for all participants in card payment transactions. Various membership levels offer specific benefits for participation in the SPVA organization and Technical Work Groups.

“ControlScan has a built a great reputation for being able to deliver comprehensive PCI compliance solutions for small and mid-sized level merchants,” said Steven Hughes, SPVA president. “We are pleased to have them join SPVA and we look forward to their insight as we continue to advance solutions to help lower risk for consumers, merchants and acquirers.”

To learn more about SPVA membership opportunities and detailed descriptions of membership levels, visit http://www.spva.org/levels.aspx.

About Secure POS Vendor Alliance (http://www.spva.org)
The Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) is a non-profit organization, founded by Hypercom (NYSE: HYC), Ingenico S.A. (EURONEXT: ING) and VeriFone (NYSE: PAY), that works with the multiple stakeholders of the payment value chain. Its aim is to develop an end-to-end security framework and to enhance security elements of payment solutions which protect cardholder information and defend merchants and acquirers against security breaches, while helping reducing fraud and lowering risk for all electronic payment stakeholders.

About ControlScan (http://www.controlscan.com)
Headquartered in Atlanta, ControlScan provides Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance solutions that fit the specific needs of small- to medium-sized merchants (defined by Visa as “Level 4”). The company helps simplify PCI compliance and reduce risk for acquirers by achieving high PCI compliance rates for their merchants. As a market leader in PCI compliance, ControlScan offers its acquirer partners the unique benefits of an exclusive focus on servicing Level 4 merchants, programs that work based on the needs of each acquirer and a track record of success in achieving high PCI compliance rates. For more information about ControlScan and its solutions visit controlscan.com or call 1-800-825-3301.

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