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Foregenix partners with ControlScan to form EMEA Alliance

Small businesses and financial institutions to benefit from combined payment security expertise

LONDON, Dec 12, 2012 - Specialist Payment Card Industry (PCI) security service providers Foregenix and ControlScan 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) across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Foregenix provides specialist information security services to clients across the European, Middle Eastern and African regions, with a strong focus on PCI DSS, PA-DSS, Cardholder Data Discovery and PCI Forensic Investigations. In the U.S. marketplace, Atlanta-based ControlScan is recognised for its expertise in helping SMBs understand, navigate and complete their obligations for the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). Both Foregenix and ControlScan work closely with and are relied upon by acquiring banks and merchant service providers to reduce their associated risk in working with SMB merchants.

The companies 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 to easily analyse and validate compliance with a well-supported, 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."

"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 localised basis and neither should the effort to stop them."

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

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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 personalised 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, specialised 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, cardholder data discovery services, penetration tests and forensic investigations on hundreds of organisations during this time. Its 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.

For more information please contact:
Nikki Scrivener or Lizzie Wood
Fourth Day Public Relations
Tel: 020 7403 4411
[email protected]

Benjamin Hosack
Foregenix
Tel: 0776 665 2085
[email protected]

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