American Payment Systems Announces Strategic Partnership with PCI Compliance Provider ControlScan

Don Davis

Offerings Available through ControlScan Provide American Payment Systems Merchants with Comprehensive and Easy-to-Use PCI Compliance Solutions

Omaha, NE and Atlanta, GA – July 12, 2009 – American Payment Systems (www.americanpaymentsystems.com), an industry leader in credit card processing for traditional and Internet businesses, 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).

“American Payment Systems has partnered with ControlScan to help our merchants achieve PCI compliance and maintain long term security for their businesses,” said Steven Cartwright, chief operating officer, American Payment Systems. “Not only is ControlScan’s program easy for us to implement, but we can now provide our merchants with an easy-to-use solution, backed by a personal level of service, to help them achieve PCI compliance and protect their customers` sensitive information.”

American Payment Systems 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

“This relationship allows American Payment Systems to offer their merchants a comprehensive and easy-to-use PCI compliance solution,” said Jethro Felton, executive vice president of sales and business development, ControlScan. “By utilizing ControlScan`s PCI 1-2-3 compliance solution as part of their overall offering, American Payment Systems will help their merchant community become secure, thereby ensuring that they meet all private and public regulatory requirements for protecting cardholder data.”

For more information about this partnership, please call 1-800-940-5941.

About American Payment Systems:
American Payment Systems, Inc. (APS) is one of the premier Credit/Debit card processors, servicing businesses nationwide. APS offers a wide array of products and services with the utmost speed, reliability, and flexibility. Founded in 2001, APS is a family owned company with over 25 years of combined bankcard industry experience. APS is dedicated to providing services with an absolute commitment to quality service and client satisfaction.

About the PCI Compliance Solutions 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 1-800-940-5941 or visit www.controlscan.com.


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