SOURCE: ControlScan


August 20, 2009 07:00 ET

Automated Merchant Services Announces Strategic Partnership With PCI Compliance Provider ControlScan

Offerings Available Through ControlScan Provide Automated Merchants Services Merchants With Comprehensive and Easy-to-Use PCI Compliance Solutions

EAST ROCKAWAY, NY and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2009) - Automated Merchant Services (, a Long Island based credit card processor, has joined forces with ControlScan (, a leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and security solutions exclusively focused on small- to medium-sized merchants, to help its merchants meet mandatory requirements set forth by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

"We chose to partner with ControlScan because of their dedicated focus on PCI compliance for the small merchant community," said Rob Appel, vice president, Automated Merchant Services. "ControlScan's easy-to-use solution and personal level of service fits perfectly with the needs of our merchants and provides us with the critical data we need to evaluate and report the levels of compliance within our small merchant portfolio."

Automated Merchant Services merchants will now have access to ControlScan's PCI 1-2-3 compliance solution, available online via a Web-based merchant portal called, which provides merchants with the leading tools and support necessary to analyze, remediate and validate PCI compliance, including:

--  PCI 1-2-3 Self Assessment Questionnaire
--  PCI 1-2-3 Vulnerability Scanning
--  PCI 1-2-3 Security Policy Builder
--  PCI 1-2-3 Security Awareness Training
--  Personal Touch Support

"ControlScan's goal is to provide Automated Merchant Services merchants with an easy-to-use solution to help ensure that they meet all PCI DSS requirements for protecting cardholder data," said Jethro Felton, executive vice president, sales and business development, ControlScan. "This relationship allows Automated Merchant Services to reduce their risk, as well as the risk of their small merchant community."

For more information about this partnership, please call 1-800-825-3301.

About Automated Merchant Services

Automated Merchant Services, Inc. (AMS) is a Long Island based credit card processor that has been providing payment solutions to merchants since 1987. AMS is a family owned and operated company that excels in local customer support for merchants in the New York City area including, Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Rocklyn Counties. The company also specializes in working with non-profit organizations and has come up with a program to help meet their needs. For more information about AMS call 516-887-1797.

About PCI Compliance Provider, ControlScan

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and security solutions designed exclusively for small- to medium-sized e-commerce and retail merchants, which make up 98% of all merchants. ControlScan provides easy-to-use Web-based security solutions and a personal level of service that make it easy and cost-effective for these businesses to analyze, remediate and validate compliance. ControlScan is the solution of choice for small merchants and acquirers because it offers security solutions that are built specifically with the small merchant in mind, a personal level of service and the best results. Acquirers and other merchant service providers rely on ControlScan to manage PCI compliance programs for their entire merchant portfolios to ensure maximum compliance rates. For more information about ControlScan call 1-800-825-3301 or visit

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    ControlScan, Inc.
    Heather Varian Foster
    Email Contact

    Automated Merchant Services
    Rob Appel
    Email Contact