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March 30, 2015 09:00 ET

ControlScan Announces Version 2.0 of SiteWatch Merchant Risk Monitoring Service

Powered by EverCompliant, Advanced Cyber Technology Helps Acquirers and Payment Facilitators Uncover Nefarious Websites Hiding Behind Seemingly Legitimate E-Commerce Merchants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - March 30, 2015) - TRANSACT 15: Powered by ETA, Booth #325 - ControlScan®, a security, compliance and risk management partner to hundreds of merchant service providers representing millions of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), announces that version 2.0 of the SiteWatch merchant risk monitoring service is now generally available. The 2.0 release features cyber-intelligence enhancements, an all-new risk-scoring system, a full-featured integration suite and more.

ControlScan is the exclusive North American distributor of SiteWatch through its partnership with EverCompliant®, an Israel-based provider of merchant security risk and compliance management solutions. Merchant service providers rely on SiteWatch to expose e-commerce merchants that are operating one or more unregistered -- yet associated -- websites. These associated websites often house high-risk content and can also be a hotbed of transaction laundering activity. Transaction laundering is the act of funneling payment transactions from an undisclosed website to a known site­, many times in order to mask prohibited, brand damaging online sales of illegal pharmaceuticals, counterfeit products, illicit pornography, unlicensed gambling, and other unlawful and/or problematic activity.

"The major credit card brands expect acquirers and payment facilitators to prevent illegal activity from entering the payments system," said Joan Herbig, CEO of ControlScan. "Because the landscape of online fraud is constantly changing, we're evolving SiteWatch along with it so that our partners can continue to detect and eliminate problematic merchants along with their extended ecosystems."

SiteWatch has the ability to validate e-commerce merchants prior to boarding as well as continuously monitor to ensure that merchant activity complies with credit card brand protection mandates. The following additional capabilities are now included in version 2.0:

  • An all-new, Web-based platform architected on leading-edge technology to deliver ongoing, rapid upgrades and actionable reports that keep merchant service providers one step ahead of the cyber criminal;
  • A full-featured integration suite that enables high-volume acquirers and payment facilitators to integrate into the SiteWatch platform for system-to-system interaction;
  • A robust risk scoring system that allows risk analysts to quickly prioritize and then address the most problematic merchants; and
  • Cyber-intelligence enhancements that ensure SiteWatch continues to offer industry-leading transaction laundering detection capabilities, yielding high-quality results while minimizing false positives. 

TRANSACT 15 attendees can learn more about SiteWatch by visiting ControlScan booth 325 during the event. More information can also be found online at ControlScan.com/SiteWatch.

Herbig and several other notable payments industry executives will also participate in a TRANSACT 15 educational session discussing the issue of transaction laundering. "Undisclosed Aggregation: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You" will take place from 9-10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, March 31, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

About ControlScan 
Headquartered in Atlanta, ControlScan delivers unified security and compliance solutions that help small and mid-sized businesses secure sensitive data and comply with information security and privacy standards. We support business owners, franchisees and merchant service providers with technology, services and expertise for PCI DSS, HIPAA and EI3PA compliance; vulnerability detection and penetration testing; risk monitoring and mitigation; POS, e-commerce and mobile security; unified threat management and more. For more information, please visit ControlScan.com or call 800-825-3301.

About EverCompliant
EverCompliant is a leading provider of Merchant Security Risk and Compliance Management Solutions. We enable acquiring banks and payment service providers (PSPs) to manage the cyber risk and compliance exposure generated by their merchant ecosystem. To learn more, visit us at EverCompliant.com or call +972-3-652-4747.

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