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The PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data.
CHICAGO AND FRISCO, TX (September 7, 2011) – Century Payments, an industry leader in payment processing, 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, Century 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.
TrustKeeper 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.
“After careful consideration of other programs, we chose Trustwave because they most aligned with our goals and objectives around data security for our merchant portfolio,” said Christopher Justice, president of Century Payments. “Trustwave’s industry expertise and merchant compliance program will help our clients validate and maintain their PCI DSS compliance through easy-to-complete steps that any-sized merchant can understand.”
“Trustwave is excited to partner with Century Payments, a leading payment processor, because they understand the importance of validating PCI DSS compliance across their merchant portfolio and are ready to provide the resources necessary to help manage the requirements,” said Robert J. McCullen, chairman, CEO and president of Trustwave. “Our merchant compliance program provides Century Payments the necessary tools to help lead their merchants through the compliance process in a step-by-step program that translates the difficult tasks of compliance validation into a comprehensible language for merchants of any size.”
About Century Payments
Century Payments, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in the electronic payment processing industry, dedicated to developing the most progressive, dynamic programs to benefit merchants, partners and agents alike. Through white label alliance programs, Century is the fastest growing electronic payments company having boarded over 50,000 merchants in the last three years and processing close to $10 billion in annual volume. In 2011, Century entered into an elite group recognized on the Inc. 500 list as one of the top 20 fastest growing, privately owned businesses for two consecutive years. The company is headquartered in Frisco, Texas. Visit www.centurypayments.com for more information.
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 hundreds of 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.