Longtime ControlScan Partner Axia Payments Upgrades to Fully Managed PCI Compliance Program

Expanded Relationship Delivers Turnkey, High-touch Support to Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - January 21, 2016) - ControlScan, a security, compliance and risk management partner to hundreds of merchant service providers representing millions of businesses, announced today that its longtime partner Axia Payments is making the transition from a self-managed PCI compliance program to one that is fully managed by ControlScan. The newly-expanded relationship will now include ControlScan PCI 1-2-3, a comprehensive program for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

ControlScan is a PCI Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) and since 2010, Axia has relied on its internal and external vulnerability management services to ensure compliance with PCI DSS standards specific to network security scanning. Axia recently made the decision to enroll its entire merchant portfolio in PCI 1-2-3 as part of the ControlScan SmartSolutions program, thereby expanding its ControlScan relationship to deliver turnkey, high-touch PCI support services to the businesses it serves.

"It's critical that our customers succeed with PCI compliance, yet the process is highly complex and can quickly overwhelm them," said Randal Clark, CEO of Axia. "The years of reliable, quality support from ControlScan made growing our relationship an easy choice."

The ControlScan SmartSolutions program will seamlessly deliver technology, support, scanning and assessment services that save Axia customers time, money and frustration. Each business will be individually guided through a step-by-step process that conforms to the way it works with sensitive customer information such as payment data. And, at the same time, ControlScan's friendly and knowledgeable Compliance Support Team will be on hand to provide guidance with no limits to the number of calls or questions each merchant is allowed.

"We're excited to embark on this new chapter in our relationship with Axia," said Joan Herbig, CEO, ControlScan. "SmartSolutions will give Axia complete visibility into each merchant's compliance status -- and each merchant will have the support they need to enhance their security posture and successfully comply with the PCI DSS." 

To learn more about how ControlScan partnerships increase customer compliance rates while decreasing attrition, visit ControlScan.com/Partner-Program or call 800-825-3301, ext. 2.

About ControlScan 

Atlanta-based ControlScan is a security, compliance and risk management partner to hundreds of merchant service providers representing millions of businesses. ISOs, acquirers and payment facilitators utilize our PCI 1-2-3 and HIPAA compliance programs alongside an array of managed security services to reduce business risk and retain more customers. ControlScan is also the exclusive North American distribution partner to EverCompliant, offering online merchant risk monitoring that includes the most robust technology solution for transaction laundering detection. For more information, please visit ControlScan.com or call 800-825-3301.

About Axia Payments

Axia Payments provides industry-leading payments technology and commerce solutions to merchant businesses as well as software providers across the country. Our solutions are designed to increase client revenue and productivity. In turn, clients as well as partners can focus on their business while we build and manage their payment program to give them the most from every transaction. To find out more about our company, please visit www.axiapayments.com or email info@axiapayments.com.

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Stacey Holleran
Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications