ControlScan has helped small to midsize enterprises (SMEs) maintain information technology security and Payment Card Industry security standards compliance for more than 15 years. ControlScan was founded in 2005 by its first chief executive officer, Richard Stanton. He was succeeded by Joan Herbig in 2007, who led the company until 2017, when ControlScan was acquired by Thompson Street Capital Partners and merged with EchoSat. At that time, EchoSat CEO Marc Carl assumed leadership over both entities. ControlScan is headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., and has branch locations in Lexington, Ky. and in Hunt Valley, Md., where the firm's 24-hour security operations center is based. It employs approximately 150 staff members.
ControlScan's stated mission is "to ensure that each of our customers is thoroughly equipped to protect their business from cybercrime." To accomplish this, the company provides traditional managed security services, such as unified threat management firewall and vulnerability scanning, as well as advanced services for 24/7 security threat detection and response. "ControlScan is also well known for our ability to expertly guide businesses of every size through the PCI compliance process," Carl said. "More than 155 merchant services partners and 1.8 million businesses rely on our efficient, user-friendly PCI 1-2-3 program to manage risk and compliance."
In addition, the ControlScan Security Consulting Services team provides a range of PCI-related services, such as qualified security assessments and web app penetration testing. The team also includes experts in medical and other security and privacy frameworks. Carl mentioned that the company delivers top quality at a reasonable price. "Our security-as-a-service delivery model gives the SME cost-effective access to the same cybersecurity services and technologies as their larger counterparts," he said. "We cultivate the very best people, processes and technology partnerships and pass along their benefits to our customer base."
Notably, ControlScan's service delivery is governed by key principles. "We have our customers’ backs by practicing these core operating values," he said, listing five focus areas as follows:
Further, the CEO identified a handful of unique qualities that separate ControlScan from its competitors. "ControlScan focuses on the SME, because this is an underserved market that needs the most assistance with people, processes and technology for better cybersecurity," he said. "We are the SME champion, focusing on cybersecurity so our customers can focus on running their business, not securing it." Core also pointed out that ControlScan is "the only managed security service provider that takes a holistic approach to cybersecurity and compliance, helping businesses avoid siloed processes that can negatively impact overall security posture."
To demonstrate its commitment, ControlScan recently pursued new industry certifications, including Managed Network Service Provider for Verifone and Gilbarco to reduce convenience retailers' breach risk, Qualified Security Assessor to validate point-to-point encryption and PCI compliance, and Qualified PIN Assessor for performing security assessments against PIN payment environments. In March 2020, ControlScan also became one of the first PCI Software Security Framework Assessor companies. "The ControlScan team is consistently developing new services to bolster our technology stack and ensure that our customers’ needs are holistically met," Core said, adding that recent enhancements include offering managed detection and response services to businesses using Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, or cloud-based SaaS and PaaS applications and services.
In addition, ControlScan introduced PaySafe PumpConnect to increase security and payment transaction speeds at fuel pumps and advance its endpoint security service to provide even greater detection and response capabilities.
Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.
Executive Vice President
1-800-825-3310, Ext. 2
Company Profile originally appeared in
The Green Sheet Issue 200902
220601 - Nationwide Payment Systems
211102 - Kalamata Capital Group
210701 - Choice Merchant Solutions
200601 - Delta Payment Solutions
190802 - Credit.net, a division of Infogroup
190702 - Samsung Electronics America Inc.
181201 - Network Merchants LLC
180902 - MainStream Merchant Services Inc.
180801 - Century Business Solutions
180502 - Priority Payment Systems Northeast
180501 - Merchant e-Solutions Inc.
180301 - Wirecard North America
180201 - Sysnet Global Solutions Ltd.
171202 - Secure Cryptopayments
171002 - National Benefit Programs LLC
170902 - Frates Insurance & Risk Management
170901 - DCS Holdings Group LLC
170802 - Apogee Payment Systems LLC
170702 - Active Software & Hardware Systems
170701 - Veratad Technologies LLC
170502 - Frontline Processing Corp.
170501 - Platinum Choice Bancard LLC
170201 - Electronic Payments Inc.
161202 - International Bancard Corp.
161201 - CSR Professional Services Inc
161102 - Digitzs Solutions Inc.
161101 - Residual Sheriff LLC.
160801 - DigiPay: Solutions Inc
160702 - CreditCardProcessing.com
160201 - Lead Tracking Systems LLC
151202 - Benseron Information Technologies Inc.
151201 - CardWare International Inc
151101 - Lion Capital Group LLC
150801 - Topcreditcardprocessors.com
150702 - Vision Payment Solutions LLC
150601 - Conformance Technologies
150502 - Global Processing Systems
150402 - Mercantile Processing Inc.
150401 - Field Guide Enterprises
150302 - Signature Card Services
150301 - Premier Payment Systems Inc.
150201 - Humboldt Merchant Services
150102 - Expansion Capital Group LLC
141102 - National Merchants Association
141001 - Instant Credit Manager
140902 - Merchant Cash and Capital LLC
140701 - National Transaction Corporation (NTC)
140601 - Total Merchant Services
140501 - Nationwide Payment Solutions
140501 - BPC Banking Technologies
140301 - Meritus Payment Solutions
140201 - Process Pink Payments LLC
131202 - First American Payment Systems L.P.
131102 - Evo Payments International LLC
131001 - Live Reps Call Center
130901 - Regal Payment Systems LLC
130901 - The Merchant Solutions
130802 - North American Bancard LLC
130801 - Payment Logistics LLC
130702 - Plug n Pay Technologies Inc.
130601 - U.S. Merchant Systems LLC
130402 - National Processing Co.
130202 - Charge Card Systems Inc.
130202 - Layered Technologies Inc.
130102 - Glazer_Kennedy Insiders Circle LLC
121202 - American Microloan LLC
121102 - Keep in Touch Systems Inc.
121102 - Merchants Choice Payment Solutions
121002 - Washington Bancard Merchant Services LLC
120902 - Central Payment Co. LLC
120802 - Royal Merchant Holdings LLC
120801 - National Benefit Programs LLC
120602 - Cardinal Commerce Corp.
120601 - Veritrans Merchant Services LLC
120502 - ExecuTech Lease Group
120502 - The Small Business Authority
120402 - Chargeback Guardian Inc.
120401 - Electronic Payment Exchange
120301 - Complete Merchant Solutions LLC
120201 - CSR - Compliance Solutions and Resources
120102 - Alpha Card Services Inc.
111002 - Lead Source Call Center
111001 - First Annapolis Consulting Inc.
110902 - Point of Sale System Services Inc.
110901 - Sage Payment Solutions
110801 - Century Payments Inc.
110702 - Creative Vision Studio LLC
110702 - Network Merchants Inc.
110701 - Capital Access Network Inc.
110602 - eProcessing Network LLC
110602 - Moneris Solutions Inc.
110502 - Paragon Application Systems Inc.
110401 - Merchant Implementation Services
110301 - FrontStream Payments Inc.
101202 - CheckAlt Payment Solutions
101102 - Impact Payments Recruiting
101101 - Global Electronic Technology Inc.
101002 - TriSource Solutions LLC
100802 - Federated Payment Systems LLC
100801 - Voltage Security Inc.
100601 - NETSURION (formerly Vendor Safe Technologies)
100502 - Transaction Network Services Inc.
100402 - Secure Payment Systems Inc.
100401 - Elite Merchant Solutions
100302 - Retail Decisions Inc.
100102 - Payment Alliance International
091201 - Performance Training Systems Bankcard Boot Camp
091101 - Merchant e-Solutions Inc.
091002 - Whitehall Capital Advisors LLC
090901 - CoCard Marketing Group LLC
090801 - First National Merchant Solutions
090701 - checXchange Money Transfer Systems Inc.
090601 - Sterling Payment Technologies
090502 - Infinity Payment Systems
090501 - Merchant Cash and Capital
090401 - UseMyBank Services Inc.
090401 - Data Delivery Services Inc.
090302 - Velocity Merchant Services
090302 - Metro Merchant Services
090301 - Smart Transaction Systems Inc.
090301 - DCC Merchant Services USA LLC
090202 - TransFirst Holdings Inc.
090201 - ACH Payment Solutions
081202 - Affirmative Technologies Inc.
081201 - On-line Strategies Inc.
081101 - Vision Payment Solutions LLC
081002 - Veratad Technologies LLC
081001 - International Merchant Solutions LLC
080801 - GreenSoft Solutions Inc.
080702 - Smart Circle International
080601 - International Bancard Corp.
080502 - DRG Telemarketing Inc.
080501 - BCC Merchant Solutions
080402 - U.S. Merchant Systems
080401 - Greystone Business Resources Corp.
080302 - Transmedia Payment Services Ltd.
080102 - Sonoma Technical Support Services
071202 - Barclay Square Leasing Inc.
071102 - FirstView Financial LLC
071001 - Sage Payment Solutions
070902 - YourTownMall Business
070901 - Nxgen Payment Services
070802 - All card Processing-AAMonte-USA
070801 - Money Movers of America Inc.
070602 - Central Point Resources Inc.
070601 - Positive Feedback Software LLC
070502 - Premier Payment Systems
070501 - Amacai Information Corp.
070402 - National Bankcard Systems