4/08/08

ControlScan Launches Industry First - Breach Protection for SMB Merchants

Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research

-Website Security leader offers additional peace of mind to millions-

Atlanta, GA – April 8, 2008 - ControlScan (http://www.controlscan.com), a leader in Website security and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance solutions, today announced its launch of Verified Secure Breach Protection, targeted to small- and medium-sized e-commerce businesses. The Breach Protection launch comes in the wake of yet another highly publicized data breach. On March 17, 2008 the Hannaford Brothers grocery chain announced that more than four million customer credit and debit card account numbers were exposed.

What makes the Hannaford Brothers example particularly noteworthy is that the company had achieved PCI compliance. Merchants increasingly realize that even if they take all of the necessary steps to protect their business and their customers’ information there is still the chance they can be compromised. The Breach Protection program is an extra layer of defense that is specifically designed to help smaller retail businesses cover expenses associated with a suspected or actual data breach - up to $50,000 (no deductible). Coverage includes:

• Forensic audit expenses, when a breach is suspected
• Credit card replacement costs and related expenses (printing and shipping new cards to consumers whose cards may have been breached)
• Assessments and fines levied by card sponsors

“Breach Protection will provide a vital security blanket for smaller merchants – both e-commerce and retailers. This level of assurance is particularly important since smaller companies are most often targeted by hackers who steal credit card information,” said Joan Herbig, chief executive officer, ControlScan. “We are excited to lead the charge in bringing a new critical service to the marketplace.”

The launch of Breach Protection further extends ControlScan’s Verified Secure portfolio of e-commerce security offerings to smaller ebusinesses. Through its Verified Secure products, ControlScan provides vulnerability scans and assessments, security and business certification seals, online chat and other services that help ebusinesses secure their Websites, market their services and show consumers they can purchase with confidence. Breach Protection is a complementary service included in all Verified Secure packages.

"ControlScan`s Breach Protection program was one of the reasons why I changed security providers," said Jason Roma, Internet department manager, Leisure Living (www.poolsupplies.com). "As a national retailer, with a commitment to protecting our customers’ confidential information, it is important to me to have a security solution I can trust. Since the ControlScan offering is backed up with Breach Protection, I can rest easier at night knowing that I am covered in case anything happens.”

For more information about Verified Secure Breach Protection call 1-800-825-3301 or visit https://www.controlscan.com/support_breach_protection.php.

About ControlScan
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan provides security and Payment Card industry (PCI) compliance solutions designed exclusively for small- to medium-sized e-commerce businesses. The company’s Verified Secure solutions makes it easy and cost-effective for these businesses to protect their infrastructure and help keep their Websites safe so shoppers can purchase with confidence. Verified Secure is the security solution of choice for smaller e-businesses because it offers security solutions that fit their specific needs, a personal level of service and the best value. For more information about ControlScan and its Verified Secure services visit www.controlscan.com or call 1-800-825-3301.

Heather Foster
Vice President of Marketing
ControlScan, Inc.
Phone: 678-279-2644
Mobile Phone: 404-414-2913
Fax: 1-800-825-2207
hfoster@controlscan.com
340 Interstate North, Suite 347
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
www.ControlScan.com

Topics:

business, Computer network security, Computer security, credit cards, Secure communication

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