HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - CoastalStates Bank (www.coastalstatesbank.com), the largest local bank in Beaufort County, South Carolina, has joined forces with ControlScan (www.controlscan.com), a leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and security solutions exclusively focused on small- to medium-sized merchants, to help its merchants meet mandatory requirements set forth by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

"To demonstrate our commitment to cardholder data security, CoastalStates Bank has partnered with ControlScan to help our merchants validate compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)," said Jim MacLeod, managing director, CoastalStates Bank. "Not only does ControlScan regularly enhance its solution making it easier to use, but they take a personal approach to support making it simpler for our merchants and giving us confidence that our merchants will achieve PCI compliance."

CoastalStates Bank merchants will now have access to ControlScan's PCI 1-2-3 compliance solution, available online via a Web-based merchant portal called myControlScan.com, which provides merchants with the leading tools and support necessary to analyze, remediate and validate PCI compliance, including:

--  PCI 1-2-3 Self Assessment Questionnaire
--  PCI 1-2-3 Vulnerability Scanning
--  PCI 1-2-3 Security Policy Builder
--  PCI 1-2-3 Security Awareness Training
--  Personal Touch Support

"We are excited to be working with CoastalStates Bank in this partnership," said Jethro Felton, executive vice president, sales and business development, ControlScan. "Our exclusive focus on the small merchant married with CoastalStates Bank's commitment to excellent service presents a great opportunity to help educate and provide the tools and hands-on support that their merchants need to achieve and maintain PCI compliance."

For more information about this partnership, please call 1-800-825-3301.

About CoastalStates Bank

CoastalStates Bank is the largest local bank in Beaufort County, South Carolina. They are a financial institution with generations-deep roots anchored into the heart of the Lowcountry. The company's Board of Directors represents some of the most successful and distinguished names in the area; and their key staff come from highly productive senior banking careers. At CoastalStates the emphasis is on local. A local bank funded by local shareholders, run by local executives who understand the unique personal and business banking needs of the Lowcountry resident. For more information visit www.coastalstatesbank.com.

About PCI Compliance Provider, ControlScan

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and security solutions designed exclusively for small- to medium-sized e-commerce and retail merchants, which make up 98% of all merchants. ControlScan provides easy-to-use Web-based security solutions and a personal level of service that make it easy and cost-effective for these businesses to analyze, remediate and validate compliance. The company's core offerings are complemented by a number of value-added products that help merchants maintain a high security posture and market their achievements to shoppers, most notably Breach Protection insurance and Verified Secure security seals. ControlScan is the solution of choice for small merchants and acquirers because it offers security solutions that are built specifically with the small merchant in mind, a personal level of service and the best results. Acquirers and other merchant service providers rely on ControlScan to manage PCI compliance programs for their entire merchant portfolios to ensure maximum compliance rates. For more information about ControlScan call 1-800-825-3301 or visit www.controlscan.com.

Contact Information: Contacts: ControlScan, Inc. Heather Varian Foster 678-279-2644 CoastalStates Bank John Anderson (843) 341-9963