The company’s successful history assisting small merchants with PCI compliance has naturally progressed into managed security services, where ControlScan will continue to simplify both compliance and security for ISOs, acquirers and the merchants in their portfolios, so that each group can better focus on their core businesses.
“Small business owners are required to maintain the same level of data security as large corporations – often with greater expectations for customer service – but without the same access to financial and/or technical resources,” said Joan Herbig, CEO of ControlScan. “Instead of conducting business without concern for customer data safekeeping or spending a great deal of time, energy and money on IT, small business owners and the ISOs and acquirers that serve them should offload the burden of PCI compliance and data security to a partner like ControlScan who can provide enterprise-grade data security, availability and speed at a reasonable cost.”
For merchants, ControlScan’s ProTect Web Application Firewall (WAF) service (powered by Level 1 PCI compliant service provider Incapsula) improves the security of websites and Web applications, while increasing performance and reducing internal bandwidth usage, regardless of whether a business’s website is hosted on a server by an Internet provider or another third party.
Anne Hennegar, publisher for Productivity Portfolio, timeatlas.com, is already using ProTect Web Application Firewall – a change she made after dropping a competitive product due to lack of customer support. She says, “The firewall addresses two needs a small merchant has with their website…security and response time. A business’s reputation is always at stake, and – without the right security measures taken – that reputation can be easily damaged online.”
Hennegar has been so pleased with ProTect Web Application Firewall that she uses it personally on her own website and professionally with a non-profit with whom she works.
ProTect Web Application Firewall ensures merchants are continually satisfying PCI DSS requirement 6.6 and protecting cardholder data 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Acquirers specifically benefit from offering the firewall as a way to build deeper merchant relationships and differentiate their service offerings.
“As the only PCI-certified cloud WAF and content delivery network (CDN) service for SMBs, we’re excited about the opportunity to team up with ControlScan to provide state of the art website security and performance to online merchants and help them comply with their PCI requirements.” said Gur Shatz, co-founder and CEO of Incapsula. “ControlScan’s customers can now join a network of thousands of websites that are collaborating through Incapsula’s cloud-based technology to protect their websites and improve their speed.”
About the PCI Compliance Provider, ControlScan: Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security services designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them. The company’s flexible solutions, easy-to-use online tools and personalized support significantly simplify PCI and security for its clients. In addition, as an Approved Scanning Vendor and a Qualified Security Assessor, ControlScan is positioned to help merchants meet compliance requirements and maintain secure business environments for their customers. For more information about ControlScan and its cloud-based solutions, visit controlscan.com or call 1-800-825-3301.
Incapsula is a cloud based website security and performance service. With a simple DNS switch, Incapsula protects & accelerates any size website without changing the site or installing any hardware / software. With 500 or 5 Million visitors, Incapsula ensures peace of mind for website owners that their websites are safe from attacks, that their customers’ information is safe while their web pages are delivered at the highest possible speed. Incapsula was spun out of and is financially backed by Imperva [NYSE: IMPV], a leading provider of data security solutions. Website: incapsula.com