SOURCE: ControlScan

January 15, 2008 14:00 ET

eMerchant Discount Announces Strategic Partnership With ControlScan

PCI Compliance Offerings Available Through ControlScan Provide eMerchant Discount Merchants With Easy-to-Use Ecommerce Compliance and Security Solutions

PLACENTIA, CA and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - eMerchant Discount (www.eMerchantDiscount.com), a provider of award winning support and discounted credit card processing, has joined with ControlScan (www.controlscan.com), an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) certified through the Payment Card Industry, to help their merchants meet the mandatory requirements set by the card brands including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. This partnership will provide all of eMerchant Discount customers with ControlScan's innovative and easy-to-use PCI Compliance solution.

"Beyond ControlScan's proven delivery of PCI Compliance solutions that are reliable, easy to implement and cost effective, its exceptional customer service sets them apart from other e-commerce security alternatives," said Bill Dumont, chief executive officer, eMerchant Discount. "ControlScan's ability to reach out to our merchants and handhold them through the compliance process solidified our decision to partner with them."

eMerchant Discount customers will have access to ControlScan's leading PCI scanning solution, which includes on-demand PCI security scanning and the PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire. These merchants may also take advantage of ControlScan's security certification seals and additional value-added services. Websites displaying ControlScan's security certification seals realize a significant increase in online sales and a decrease in shopping cart dropout.

"We are excited about this partnership," said Joan Herbig, ControlScan's chief executive officer. "As a leader in the online payment industry, eMerchant Discount has provided its merchants with cutting-edge solutions allowing them to stand out in their respective markets. The choice of ControlScan as its PCI DSS scanning provider further strengthens its portfolio and will help its merchants attain and maintain compliance with PCI standards and help protect consumers from fraud."

eMerchant Discount's partnership with ControlScan provides all of their merchants with a reliable, easy to deploy, cost effective program to help meet the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

About eMerchant Discount

eMerchant Discount has been a recommended merchant services provider since 2002, and provides merchant processing and support for some of the largest online retailers. Recognized as both a mentor and advocate for merchants, eMerchant Discount provides deeply discounted credit card processing, payment gateway services, Yahoo! Store integration, and maintains a full customer service staff to provide high-touch account management and merchant support.

About ControlScan

ControlScan is a market leader in ecommerce security, enabling businesses and consumers to have confidence in a connected world. ControlScan helps its customers protect their infrastructure, information, and interactions by delivering services that address risks to security and compliance.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan has customers in over 20 countries. Visit www.controlscan.com for more company information.

ControlScan and the ControlScan logo are registered trademarks of ControlScan, Inc.

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