Press Release

PCI Data Security Essentials Added to ControlScan SecureEdge

New capability enables payment service providers to offer smaller merchants a “less painful, more educational” self-assessment experience

ATLANTA, Aug. 30, 2018 - ControlScan, a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure networks and protect payment card data, announces that its SecureEdge platform is now equipped with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Essentials for small businesses. Payment service providers can leverage this new capability as a more user-friendly alternative to the traditional PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ).

The traditional PCI self-assessment process has been a barrier to many small businesses, because they don’t typically have the in-house technical expertise to effectively understand and complete the SAQ. Data Security Essentials streamlines the process with easy-to-use resources and tools. The related questionnaire operates in a similar fashion to the traditional PCI SAQ; however, the merchant sees considerably fewer questions. At the same time, merchants are educated so that they can achieve a strong security posture.

“Incorporating Data Security Essentials into the SecureEdge technology platform allows our payments industry partners to offer their smaller merchants a less painful, more educational PCI experience,” said Chris Bucolo, a member of the Small Merchant Task Force and VP Market Strategy, ControlScan. “This builds real relationship value by strengthening the merchant’s security posture and reducing both parties’ data breach risk.”

The PCI Data Security Essentials resources were recently updated and re-released along with an all-new Evaluation Tool. They are the product of the PCI Security Standards Council’s Small Merchant Taskforce, a team of payments and security professionals representing organizations from around the globe, including ControlScan.

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About ControlScan                                                  

ControlScan managed security and compliance solutions help secure networks and protect payment card data. Our “We’ve Got Your Back” promise supports thousands of companies by combining deep-seated expertise with superior technologies for services such as managed UTM firewall, network log monitoring and management, and advanced endpoint security. Processors, acquirers, ISOs and payment facilitators also utilize our strategic PCI compliance programs to reduce portfolio risk and strengthen merchant relationships.

Headquartered in Atlanta, ControlScan is globally connected through a worldwide base of customers, partners and strategic alliances. Our team has over 25 industry certifications, and ControlScan is a certified Level 1 compliant PCI-DSS Service Provider. For more information about our company and its solutions, please visit