ST. PAUL, MN (Press Advance) In order to directly accept credit cards online, merchants are required to meet Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), a set of security requirements intended to protect both cardholders and merchants by establishing specific processes and precautions for handling, processing, storing and transmitting credit card data. Non-compliant merchants are subject to penalties and fines in the event of a data compromise.

With today’s partnership, ControlScan will provide KickAssVPS customers with access to PCI compliance scanning and vulnerability reporting. Control Scan also provides a variety of additional security services, including Web site security seals, and premier SSL and EV SSL certificates from GeoTrust and Verisign.

"The partnership with KickAssVPS will allow us to provide more merchants with PCI compliance solutions and services while helping secure their customers’ personal information," said David Koziol, director, sales, ControlScan.

“By partnering with ControlScan, we are providing our e-commerce clients with access to the tools they need to help safely process credit card transactions. PCI compliance is an important layer of protection for merchants and online consumers alike, and we endorse it as viable and ultimately necessary,” said Brian Emerson, president and CTO, KickAssVPS.

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