ControlScan and iScan Online Partner for Enhanced Mobile Device Security
Technology helps SMBs safely accept payments and protect mobile data
ATLANTA, Apr. 3, 2014 – Payment security and compliance solution provider ControlScan announced today that it has partnered with iScan Online (Plano, Texas) to address the security issues caused by consumer-grade mobile-device use in the small to mid-sized business (SMB) environment.
Widespread, business-level adoption of tablets and smartphones has drawn the attention of hackers. According to IT security vendor Kaspersky, there are 10 million malicious applications circulating for Android devices alone. In partnership with iScan Online, ControlScan created ProTect MobileTM, a powerful tool for securing Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.
"While mobile devices create an opportunity to move the point of interaction closer to the customer, these devices are also inherently insecure," said Joan Herbig, CEO, ControlScan. "ProTect Mobile allows SMBs to control and secure mobile devices as assets, ensuring no one can exploit the device itself or the information it contains."
ProTect Mobile is a single-source scanning solution for security vulnerabilities, faulty configurations and sensitive data such as credit card information, social security numbers and protected health information (PHI). Device integrity and management features are also included, allowing the business owner to spot a critically vulnerable "jailbroken" or "rooted" device, and to locate, lock and wipe a device that has been lost or stolen.
"Our partnership with ControlScan is a significant step in furthering the reach of this important technology," said Billy Austin, president and co-founder of iScan Online. "ControlScan's expertise and broad base of customer relationships within the SMB space – including restaurants, retail, education and healthcare – can bring mobile device security to thousands of everyday business users."
"The most popular post on ControlScan's PCI Compliance Guide blog discusses using a mobile device to accept credit card payments," added Herbig. "People are clearly looking for secure ways to use mobile technology in their businesses."
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 iScan Online
iScan Online provides BYOD and mobile device security for detecting vulnerabilities, configuration, compliance (PCI, HIPAA) and Data Discovery on mobile and traditional computing devices. Delivered via the cloud, iScan's unique patent-pending technology enables it to deliver advanced scanning and mobility management in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional technologies. Headquartered in Plano, Texas and expanding international presence. iScan Online is the recipient of the MSP World Cup AwardTM 2013 from MSP Alliance and Industry Innovator of the Year 2013 Award from SC Magazine.