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ControlScan Expands to EMEA with Foregenix Alliance

Specialist Payment Card Industry (PCI) security service providers ControlScan and Foregenix have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a market-leading suite of technology solutions to acquiring banks and merchant service providers working with small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

In the U.S. marketplace, Atlanta-based ControlScan is recognized for its expertise in helping SMBs understand, navigate and complete their obligations of the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). London-based Foregenix conducts a variety of PCI and security-related assessments as well as post-breach investigations throughout the EMEA region. Both organizations are relied upon by acquiring banks and merchant service providers to reduce their associated risk in working with SMB merchants.

“The strategic alliance between ControlScan and Foregenix represents a significant combination of payment security expertise, delivered on an international scale,” said Joan Herbig, CEO of ControlScan. “ControlScan’s entrance into the global marketplace is a natural progression; data thieves don’t operate on a localized basis and neither should the effort to stop them.”

ControlScan and Foregenix will work together to provide a full suite of proven technologies and expert services that increase SMBs’ awareness and implementation of information security best practices. Foregenix will extend ControlScan’s PCI 1-2-3 and CRE solutions to acquiring banks and service providers throughout the EMEA region, helping the merchants they serve easily analyze and validate compliance with a simplified self-assessment questionnaire, vulnerability scanning, security awareness training and more.

“Our forensic investigation experience shows that there is a universal need to secure payment data properly, and SMB merchants pose the biggest challenge,” said Benj Hosack, director and co-founder, Foregenix. “Our alliance with ControlScan enables us to offer combined technologies and services that have proven effective in strengthening these merchants’ security posture.”

For more information about ControlScan and Foregenix, and their respective solutions, please visit www.controlscan.com and www.foregenix.com.

About PCI Compliance and Security Provider, ControlScan

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance and Security services designed to meet the unique needs of small to mid-sized merchants and the acquirers that serve them. The company’s flexible solutions, easy-to-use online tools and personalized support significantly simplify PCI and security for its clients. In addition, as an Approved Scanning Vendor and a Qualified Security Assessor, ControlScan is positioned to help merchants meet compliance requirements and maintain secure business environments for their customers. For more information about ControlScan and its cloud-based solutions visit www.controlscan.com or call 1-800-825-3301.

About Foregenix

Foregenix is an independent, specialized information security business, headquartered in the United Kingdom, with a global service delivery capability. The Foregenix team has been intimately involved with the Payment Card Industry since the inception of the security standards in 2004, and has carried out PCI DSS assessments, PA-DSS assessments, penetration tests and forensic investigations on hundreds of organizations during this time. The technical team has extensive experience in information security, having worked as security consultants, analysts and engineers in a wide array of environments, including global financial institutions, networking and security providers. For more information, please visit www.foregenix.com.

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