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ControlScan and P97 Networks Partner to Enhance Mobile Commerce Security for Fuel and In-Store Transactions

Fuel retailers gain more secure transactions than any other payment method

ControlScan - P97 Networks partnership enhances mobile commerce securityATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2018 - ControlScan, a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure networks and protect payment card data, is partnering with P97 Networks, the leader in cloud-based mobile commerce, in-vehicle payments and digital marketing solutions, to provide enhanced security controls for mobile payment services in the convenience, fuel retailer, quick-serve restaurant and related industries.

“Securing financial transactions is a primary focus for consumers, card issuers, merchants, oil & gas companies, and other value chain providers,” says Margaret McDonnell, Vice President of Customer and Credit Card Services at Gulf Oil. “We are proud to work with P97 Networks and ControlScan in delivering Gulf Pay to the marketplace in a safe and secure manner that protects consumers’ personal and financial data.”

The P97 PetroZone® platform connects merchants to their consumers by enabling payments and digital offer campaigns from any device or connected car. PetroZone provides merchants with mobile commerce capabilities that their prime buying demographics expect. By easing and securing the purchasing process, merchants benefit from increased sales, greater brand loyalty and lower operating costs.

ControlScan delivers site-level security with the PaySafe UTM Firewall Service, a managed security solution that actively protects the IT network perimeter from malicious activity. The two integrated solutions are Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant. PetroZone is also Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II compliant.

ControlScan and P97 monitor their systems in real-time, 24/7/365, and ControlScan-provisioned, LTE cell backup connectivity ensures payments continue to run—even when the Internet does not—keeping all mobile services connected to the cloud where above-site payments process. Additionally, ControlScan accelerates mobile payment deployment at managed sites, making the process seamless and efficient.

“The ControlScan-P97 partnership adds an important security component to today’s integrated business operations including mobile payment acceptance and customer loyalty programs,” Mark Carl, CEO, ControlScan said. “Together, we provide easily implemented, cost-effective solutions that increase revenue while ensuring that customer data remains secure.”

“P97 PetroZone employs a highly secure, defense-in-depth strategy that protects payment transactions and data,” Don Frieden, founder and CEO, P97 Networks said. “Our platform addresses vulnerabilities that expose traditional payment methods to card skimming and other forms of fraud. ControlScan is an integral part of our overall security strategy, and we are proud to partner with them in the market.”

For more information on ControlScan managed security and compliance services, please visit For more information on P97 mobile commerce, please visit Both companies can also be seen at NACS Show 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 8-10 (ControlScan in booth 6372 and P97 in booth 6322).


About ControlScan                                                  

ControlScan managed security and compliance solutions help secure networks and protect payment card data. Our elite cybersecurity professionals leverage best-in-class security technologies to support thousands of businesses with a single goal: To stop cyber criminals in their tracks. As both a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), we also deliver a full suite of Payment Card Industry (PCI) services, including strategic PCI compliance programs that help processors, acquirers, ISOs and payment facilitators manage cyber risk and strengthen merchant relationships. For more information about our company and its solutions, please visit

About P97 Networks                                               

P97 Networks provides secure, cloud-based mobile commerce, in-vehicle payments, and digital marketing solutions for the convenience retail, fuel, and vehicle manufacturing industries under the brand name PetroZone®. P97’s mCommerce solutions enhance the ability to attract and retain customers by securely connecting millions of individual mobile phones and connected cars with merchants using identity, geolocation-based software that creates a unique mobile consumer experience. For more information follow us on Twitter @p97networks or visit