June 7, 2011, 10:36 AM

EVO Partners with Trustwave to Offer Merchants PCI Compliance Tools

Trustwave features PCI Wizard, which simplifies the complex PCI DSS compliance process.

CHICAGO AND MELVILLE, NY (June 7, 2011) –EVO® Merchant Services today selected Trustwave to provide Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance validation solutions to its Level 4 merchants. Trustwave is a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions.

The PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands – Visa, MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB.

In an effort to assist merchants with their compliance efforts, EVO Merchant Services engaged Trustwave to provide its merchants access to TrustKeeper®, Trustwave's innovative security and compliance web portal.

Trustwave’s TrustKeeper is a revolutionary web portal that supports merchants' compliance efforts, including moving merchants through the complex compliance process with greater ease and efficiency by making the tasks achievable by non-technical users. This helps facilitate PCI DSS compliance validation for merchants or acquirers, ISOs and processors with large merchant populations.

Trustwave features PCI Wizard, which simplifies the complex PCI DSS compliance process. Additionally, TrustKeeper Agent helps merchants identify if unencrypted cardholder data or track data is stored, thereby reducing the merchants’ risk of card data theft. TrustKeeper also helps merchants complete required vulnerability scans and receive their PCI DSS compliance certificate.

“It was important to partner with a compliance provider that could manage our large merchant portfolio and its varied industry types, as well as our smaller sub-ISO distribution network,” said Jeff Rosenblatt, president of EVO Merchant Services.  “Trustwave’s industry expertise will help us deliver a merchant compliance program that streamlines the validation process into easy-to-complete steps that any-sized merchant can understand.”

“Our new report – Payment Card Trends and Risks for Small Merchants – highlights that approximately 90 percent of compromises occur in Level 4 merchant environments because these smaller merchants do not have the resources to manage their compliance requirements or even know one exists,” said Robert J. McCullen, chairman, CEO and president at Trustwave. “This partnership will enable EVO merchants to validate and maintain their compliance in an effective manner, which will help secure their business and allow for more time spent on key business objectives.”

About EVO Merchant Services

EVO is a recognized leader in the payment processing industry, with nearly 250,000 merchants and an estimated $28 billion in processing volume for 2011.  EVO is the largest privately-owned credit card processing company and is among the top ten largest non-bank acquirers in the US and Canada. EVO offers over 20 years experience and as a "single source" for a full range of electronic payment services, provides a wide-range of innovative products and services. EVO is headquartered on Long Island, in Melville, NY. Learn more, visit www.goevo.com.

About Trustwave

Trustwave is a leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today’s challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including the ability to reliably buy secure certificates and renew SSL certificates.  Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations—ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers—manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit https://www.trustwave.com. 

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