Payment processing solution provider Payment Alliance International (PAI) has partnered with Qualified Security Assessor Panoptic Security to provide PAI merchants with access to an online PCI compliance portal.
The partnership integrates Panoptic’s ExpertPCI solution into the PAI Secure program, which is a PCI compliance and indemnification program. The integration allows merchants to complete their PCI industry-mandated Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) and Network IP Scans online by using a guided step-by-step SAQ wizard.
“We are very excited about our partnership with Panoptic Security to deliver an even more efficient way for our merchants to become PCI compliant. We understand just how critical PCI compliance is in protecting their customers’ card information,” says John J. Leehy, III, president and chief executive officer of Payment Alliance International. “By integrating ExpertPCI into our PAI Secure program, we can offer a truly turnkey package for our merchant customers that includes education on the PCI DSS and how to become compliant, online PCI compliance validation, as well as a level of financial protection from losses that may occur in the event of a security breach.”
This partnership and new enhancements to the PAI Secure program will enable enrolled PAI merchants to more securely and efficiently validate their PCI compliance. For the third consecutive year Panoptic Security’s ExpertPCI received a Global Excellence Award from Info Security Products Guide for the best PCI solution. The solution delivers higher compliance rates than industry averages by simplifying the process, shortening the time for merchants to complete the SAQ and guiding them through the process.
“Our solution is second to none in the industry in driving PCI compliance, and we look forward to bringing these benefits to PAI’s customers,” says Matthew Hoffman, Panoptic Security’s chief executive officer.