Electronic payment processor Payment Alliance International and Panoptic Security, a qualified security assessor specializing in PCI DSS compliance programs, have announced a strategic partnership to provide PAI merchants with access to an online PCI compliance portal.
Panoptic's ExpertPCI solution has been integrated into the PAI Secure Program, PAI's PCI compliance and indemnification program. Participating merchants can now go online to complete their PCI industry-mandated self-assessment questionnaires, or SAQs, and Network IP Scans, using a guided step-by-step SAQ wizard.
Through this partnership and enhancements to the PAI Secure program, enrolled PAI merchants can begin validating their PCI compliance in a more secure and efficient manner than the traditional paper-based SAQ and Network IP Scan process.
"We are very excited about our partnership with Panoptic Security to deliver an even more efficient way for our merchants to become PCI compliant," said John J. Leehy III, president and CEO of Payment Alliance International. "By integrating ExpertPCI into our PAI Secure program, we can offer a truly turnkey package for our merchant customers that includes education on the PCI DSS and how to become compliant, online PCI compliance validation, as well as a level of financial protection from losses that may occur in the event of a security breach."
A news release from the companies said that the Panoptic Security ExpertPCI solution delivers higher compliance rates than industry averages by simplifying the process, shortening the time for merchants to complete the SAQ, and guiding them through one step at a time.
"Our solution is second to none in the industry in driving PCI compliance, and we look forward to bringing these benefits to PAI's customers," said Matthew Hoffman, CEO of Panoptic Security.
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