SOURCE: Net Element, Inc.

Net Element, Inc.

November 29, 2016 08:45 ET

Net Element Partners with Conformance Technologies

Merchants May Access PCI ToolKit® Activities in Chinese, English, Russian and Spanish

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 29, 2016) - Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a provider of global mobile payment technology solutions and value-added transactional services, today announced it has selected Conformance Technologies, a fast-growing provider of operating systems, education systems and expertise used in managing business compliance requirements as its preferred provider for data compliance solutions.

Net Element will be offering PCI ToolKit in Chinese, English, Russian and Spanish languages for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) merchant portfolio assessments. Net Element and its merchants will also have access to the Cyber Attack Readiness ToolKit™ and InConRadar™ toolsets for penetration testing, primary account number (PAN) scanning and real-time website monitoring of prohibited card brand acceptance activities.

"The integrated compliance-related solution set with the flexibility to handle multiple languages made partnering with Conformance Technologies a very easy decision for us," said Oleg Firer, chief executive officer for Net Element. "Their solutions provide us with a revenue opportunity, while making painful and costly compliance activities understandable and affordable for our diverse customer base," added Firer.

"We are excited to partner with Net Element to give their merchants access to compliance solutions in the languages they speak every day," said Darrel Anderson, president of Conformance Technologies. "The design of the Conformance Compliance Operating System™ enables the roll out of multi-language capabilities in just a matter of days," added Anderson. "The end result is that Net Element customers have confidence they are protecting their businesses with the most comprehensive and affordable toolkit solutions available that are easy to use and understand."

About Conformance Technologies

Conformance Technologies is a fast-growing provider of operating systems, educational systems and expertise used in managing business compliance requirements. More than 300,000 small and midsize business end-users rely on Conformance Technologies' solutions to protect their businesses every day, both domestically and around the world. Available solutions include the patented PCI ToolKit, Data Incident Management Program®, TINMatch ToolKit™, Cyber Attack Readiness ToolKit, Payment Security Awareness System™, Breach Defense Reviewer™ and InConRadar which offers cost effective, real-time merchant website monitoring.

Conformance Technologies is a privately held corporation headquartered in Reno, Nevada, with offices in Phoenix, Arizona, Orange County, California and San Antonio, Texas. Evolving from a payments consultancy and PCI compliance firm established in 2003, Conformance has become a leading provider of automated compliance and sensitive data protection systems and services. For more information, please visit www.conformancetech.com.

About Net Element

Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise ("SME") in the US and selected emerging markets. In the US it aims to grow transactional revenue by innovating SME productivity services such as its cloud based, restaurant point-of-sale solution Aptito. Internationally, Net Element's strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions such as UAE, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan where initiatives have been recently launched. Further information is available at www.netelement.com.

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