Press Release

SignaPay Partners with ControlScan for Stronger SMB Payment Security and Compliance

ISO cites shared values, comprehensive support as key business drivers for new relationship

ATLANTA, Mar. 26, 2013 - While most independent sales organizations (ISOs) and acquirers have had Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance programs in place for several years, many of these organizations still find it difficult to reach Level 4 merchants with the focus and frequency necessary to effectively secure their businesses' payment transactions. To ensure that their Level 4 merchants benefitted from security, service and support at the highest level, Dallas-based ISO SignaPay joined forces with ControlScan.

Under the new partnership agreement, the small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) SignaPay serves will directly benefit from ControlScan's guided, high-touch program for understanding and navigating the security requirements of the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). In addition, the ControlScan approach to SMB merchant education and assistance, combined with its robust partner reporting tools and seasoned relationship management, will give SignaPay the comprehensive support they need to meet their own business goals of risk reduction and heightened merchant satisfaction.

"At SignaPay, we differentiate ourselves by the personalized experience we give each and every merchant we serve," said Jeff Brown, acting president, SignaPay. "We found this same spirit in ControlScan, making our new partnership a terrific fit."

SignaPay receives real-time program information via ControlScan's PCI Dashboard, a powerful tool that provides complete visibility into each merchant's location on the path to PCI compliance, as well as compliance statistics at the portfolio level. ControlScan communications and support interactions with individual merchants are also tracked and displayed. In addition, a ControlScan relationship manager supports SignaPay by monitoring program results and assisting with any necessary adjustments.

"SignaPay's philosophy of doing business aligns well with our own business model: Put the customer first," said Jethro Felton, executive vice president, sales and business development, ControlScan. "When you put the customer first, you make their job easier. And that's our primary goal with this new partnership."

About SignaPay
Since 2007, SignaPay has been providing merchant services to small and medium-sized businesses across the country. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, SignaPay currently represents 14,000 merchants processing some $2 billion annually. A new kind of payments processor, SignaPay prides itself on providing high-touch, high-tech services to the nationwide network of sales organizations and referral partners who distribute and support our brand. For more information, please visit www.signapay.com.

About ControlScan
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.