Press Release

ControlScan Strengthens Its Data Security Partnership with GROWMARK

More than 400 locations to benefit from managed firewall, PCI compliance services

GROWMARK Extends its Data Security Partnership with ControlScanLAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 2018 - NACS Show Booth 6372 - ControlScan, a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure networks and protect payment card data, has expanded its partnership with GROWMARK, Inc. to deliver managed firewall services and the PCI 1-2-3 program across its affiliated locations.

GROWMARK provides payment services nationwide to locations that market agronomic and energy-related products and services to farmers, fleet owners, homeowners and turf/landscaping operators. GROWMARK’s client list also includes locally-owned FAST STOP™ branded convenience stores, fueling centers and cardlock locations. As a distributed enterprise, GROWMARK must adopt a comprehensive data security program to protect its organization as well as its affiliated locations from cyber intruders.

To achieve its network-wide data security goals, GROWMARK has selected ControlScan for implementation and 24x7 monitoring of PaySafe UTM firewalls, as well as an easy-to-follow program that helps individual locations achieve and maintain compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This customized data security bundle will give each GROWMARK member access to the same technologies, services and expertise protecting the corporate entity.

“ControlScan and GROWMARK have worked together since 2011, and we’re pleased to have expanded our relationship,” Jim Ealy, EVP Sales, ControlScan said. “Our work with distributed enterprises like GROWMARK has proven that centralized security and compliance management can significantly strengthen their overall cybersecurity posture.”

ControlScan has provided GROWMARK with impeccable service and support,” said Dan Christian, Manager of Electronic Payment Systems for GROWMARK, Inc. “They have made data security implementation and ongoing program management easier for our locations and have taken a great burden off of our shoulders.”

ControlScan is exhibiting in booth 6372 at NACS Show 2018 in Las Vegas on October 8-10. For more information on ControlScan partnerships for the distributed enterprise, see ControlScan at NACS, visit or call 800-825-3301, ext. 2.


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 GROWMARK, Inc.

GROWMARK is an agricultural and energy cooperative operating in 40 states and Canada. With sales volume exceeding $7 billion in fiscal 2016-17, GROWMARK provides agronomy, energy, facility planning, grain marketing, logistics, risk management and other services. With roots dating back to the 1920’s, GROWMARK’s mission is to improve the profitability of its member-owners. For more information about GROWMARK, please visit