provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and security services for
small and medium-sized online businesses, has announced its purchase of cloud-based secure payments solution CRE Secure.
will allow ControlScan to considerably reduce the "scope" of PCI.
CRE Secure was already a level-one PCI Data Security
Standard (DSS) certified service provider. It gives users a hosted payment page
powered by patent-pending HTML cloning technology for a consistent consumer
experience, and a secure e-commerce solution for merchants that is
By combining an already PCI-compliant object, such as a
credit card form, with a merchant’s site template, merchant’s can simplify the
compliance process by outsourcing consumer payment data to CRE Secure, putting
their website out of the scope of PCI regulations, since it will not actually
store, process or transmit cardholder information. This allows them to host
their site wherever they want and save a lot of money on those annual PCI
CRE Secure is based on a unified technology that utilizes a
single cloud-based system to support a merchant’s payment channels, which includes
everything from online, mobile and even mail/telephone orders. E-commerce sites
can even take advantage of plug-ins that allow them to connect with their
favorite payment processors and existing solutions, to create a seamless,
secure customer experience that is light on the merchant’s wallet, too.
All of this is good news for ControlScan and the merchants who
use their services, as CRE Secure technology and existing partnerships will now
complement ControlScan solutions, opening up new opportunities in the
card-not-present (CNP) space. ControlScan also hopes to build upon the current CRE