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ControlScan Merchants Can Rest Easier on PCI Issues

Posted on 5.09.2012

ControlScan, a 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.

The acquisition 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 PCI-compliant.

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 scans.

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 Secure product.

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