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Lead Story

Tight credit markets lead to new ISO, MLS financing options


Industry Update

Major retailers reject proposed interchange settlement

LevelUp offers interchange-free mobile solution

Google Shopping to take on Amazon?

Trade Association News


GS Advisory Board:
New times, new strategies: What are you doing? - Part 2

Meet The Expert: Mark Cerminaro

The game in the name

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Prepaid, mobile and money laundering

Understanding merchant needs is critical


The card company settlement: What's next?

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.


Street SmartsSM:
The secrets to overcoming objections

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

The best prospects are in your portfolio

Peggy Bekavac Olson
Strategic Marketing

Fifty little things I've learned

Jeff Broudy
Total Merchant Services

MFA: The acquirer's role in taxing online sales

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Are you ready for mPOS?

John Biscevic

Company Profile

National Benefit Programs LLC

New Products

Rapid PCI compliance for merchants

PCI Rapid Comply
First Data Corp.

Cloud-based POS platform for SMBs

NCR Silver
NCR Corp.


A handshake with that cup of Joe



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

August 13, 2012  •  Issue 12:08:01

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New Products

Rapid PCI compliance for merchants

Product: PCI Rapid Comply

To ease the burden of data security compliance, First Data Corp. launched PCI Rapid Comply, an online Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and vulnerability scanning tool designed to assist small to midsize businesses (SMBs) achieve and maintain Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance.

Delivered as a merchant-facing, help-based web application, the solution reportedly simplifies the entire PCI compliance process for busy merchants. "Many smaller merchants have been under the assumption that they need to be security experts to be PCI compliant, and the process can be overwhelming," said Bruce Dragt, Senior Vice President and Division Manager, Payment Acceptance at First Data.

"With the PCI Rapid Comply solution, merchants can now quickly and easily complete the necessary SAQ online at any time with extensive built-in help including live chat from First Data."

The integrated compliance service is being offered directly to First Data customers as part of the company's comprehensive suite of data security solutions. "Because our customers are already in our system, we can streamline the process by helping to pre-populate some of the most difficult technical questions included in the SAQ," Dragt noted.

According to First Data, using the PCI Rapid Comply tool can reduce the number of questions merchants must answer on the SAQ by as much as 85 percent. To operate the system, merchants must answer a few pre-SAQ questions. PCI Rapid Comply then directs each merchant to the proper version of the SAQ for his or her business and fills in accurate answers to designated questions. A real-time dashboard tracks merchant progress in the PCI compliance process and shows what percentage of the SAQ has been completed. Once a merchant achieves PCI certification, PCI Rapid Comply generates and submits to merchants customized Information Security and Incident Response Policies based upon which version of the SAQ was completed.

For merchants who are required to perform quarterly scans, PCI Rapid Comply includes integrated vulnerability scanning tools.

After a merchant sets up the first scan, the application automatically executes quarterly scans, reducing the time necessary to conduct subsequent scans. If the system should detect a compliance issue, PCI Rapid Comply produces a remediation plan to help merchants correct the problem. Also, because the tool is online, merchants have 24/7 access to it.

First Data Corp.

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