ControlScan and Bridge Point Form Strategic Compliance Partnership in Australian Marketplace
Alliance leverages expertise to assist businesses of all sizes with payment security and PCI compliance
ATLANTA, April 24, 2013 - A new strategic alliance between ControlScan and Bridge Point Communications delivers a full suite of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and data security solutions to help retailers and other merchants within Australia achieve and maintain PCI compliance. Australian acquirers and merchant service providers will also benefit from the partnership, which enables them to reduce risk by improving the security posture of the businesses they serve.
According to the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA), 96 percent of businesses in Australia are small businesses. In the U.S. marketplace, Atlanta-based ControlScan is recognized for its expertise in helping small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners understand, navigate and complete their obligations of the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). Through its industry partnerships, the company's PCI 1-2-3 compliance solution is utilized by more than 120 acquiring banks, payment processors and independent sales organizations (ISOs), reaching a total SMB merchant base that exceeds 1 million businesses.
Headquartered in Brisbane with national coverage, Bridge Point is one of Australia's leading providers of information security and network integration services. Bridge Point's Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) practice includes a team of highly experienced PCI Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs). As data network and information security experts with a wealth of industry experience, the company has a deep understanding of the unique challenges and requirements of building secure, world-class networks.
"Like the U.S., the Australian marketplace has a great need for education and services that make PCI compliance both understandable and achievable for any size business," said Jethro Felton, executive vice president, sales and business development, ControlScan. "Our partnership with Bridge Point delivers these important solutions to Australian business owners so that cardholder data is effectively protected."
"Bridge Point is unique in this marketplace in that we are liaising directly with the merchants as well as acquirers," said Tim Smith, director, Bridge Point Communications. "By adding ControlScan's PCI 1-2-3 to our GRC services, we now offer a complete end-to-end solution for SMBs as well as large enterprise customers.
ControlScan PCI 1-2-3 provides the leading tools and support necessary to analyze, remediate and validate PCI compliance, including a self assessment questionnaire, network vulnerability scans, custom security policies and security awareness training. For more information, visit www.controlscan.com/bridgepoint.
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 risk mitigation; POS, e-commerce and mobile security; and more. For more information, please visit ControlScan.com or call 1-800-825-3301.
About Bridge Point Communications
Bridge Point provides expertise and solutions in the areas of Information Security, Networking and Data Management with specializations in Compliance and Critical Infrastructure. Bridge Point has developed strategic partnerships with leading security, networking and data storage vendors including Cisco, Check Point, ControlScan, F5, NetApp, RSA and Sourcefire.
Established in 2000, Bridge Point serves customers across Australia from its offices in Brisbane and Sydney. In 2011, Bridge Point merged with Server Central to strengthen its Data Management offering with storage, compute and virtualization capabilities. Bridge Point is a QSA as part of the PCI DSS and was the first IT company in Australia to achieve certification to ISO 27001. For more information visit www.bridgepoint.com.au.