Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2013
AGR Group, Inc., a leading provider of sales and support services to the retail energy industry, announced today that it has successfully completed all necessary requirements associated with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) designation. Atlanta-based ControlScan has issued a Report on Compliance (RoC), which allows AGR Group to be recognized by the major credit card brands as a PCI-validated Level 1 Service Provider.
AGR Group is a leader in retail energy telesales and has connected more than 3.5 million customers to price-protection and money-saving electricity and natural gas agreements on behalf of its clients. PCI DSS certification allows AGR Group to pursue opportunities that require the safeguarding of sensitive personal data.
“PCI compliance gives us a competitive edge as we continue to expand our business into new service areas,” said Adolfo Quintero, chief operating officer, AGR Group. “We can now provide our clients with the assurance that all payment card data is handled according to industry standards. The ControlScan security consulting team was very efficient and easy to work with, and their hands-on guidance was invaluable in helping us achieve our compliance objectives.”
“We couldn’t have asked for a better partner than ControlScan in this effort,” said Matt Judkin, president, AGR Group. “They went above and beyond to educate us on exactly how to reduce the scope of cardholder data in our business systems, giving our internal team the ability to successfully maintain PCI compliance while significantly reducing our associated long-term costs.”
About AGR Group: AGR Group Inc., is a privately held sales and service organization. It operates call centers in Santa Ana, Calif., Clearwater, Fla., and Las Vegas. In addition to telesales services, AGR Group and its companies provide door-to-door energy sales, commercial energy brokerage and consultation, and lead generation and data services.
About ControlScan: Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan delivers secure payment solutions to a global network of merchant service providers and the small businesses 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.