WESTERLY, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Washington Trust has joined
forces with ControlScan, a leading provider of Payment Card Industry
(PCI) compliance and security solutions exclusively focused on small- to
medium-sized merchants, to help its merchants meet mandatory
requirements set forth by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are a set of
requirements designed to ensure that all companies that process,
store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure
environment. All merchants that accept credit and debit card payments
must comply with the PCI DSS as soon as possible. These standards were
established by the five major card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American
Express, Discover and Japan Card) to help merchants proactively protect
customer account from credit card fraud and security breaches.
Washington Trust merchants will now have access to ControlScan's PCI
1-2-3 compliance solution, accessible via the Web at myControlScan.com,
which provides merchants with the leading tools and support necessary to
analyze, remediate and validate PCI compliance, including PCI
Self-Assessment Questionnaire and on-demand security scanning, backed by
expert technical support with a personal touch.
"Washington Trust's partnership with ControlScan will help our merchants
protect their customer's important information," said Phil Friend,
Washington Trust senior vice president, retail lending.
"We are excited to be working with Washington Trust in this
partnership," said Joan Herbig, chief executive officer, ControlScan.
"Our collective goal is to help the Washington Trust merchant community
become secure, thereby ensuring that they meet all private and public
regulatory requirements by protecting all cardholder data."
About Washington Trust
The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington
Trust Bancorp, Inc., a $2.9 billion corporation headquartered in
Westerly, Rhode Island. Founded in 1800, Washington
Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation and is the largest
independent bank headquartered in Rhode Island. A state-chartered bank,
Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including business
banking, and wealth
management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode
Island, Southeastern Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Corporation's
common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select(R) Stock Marketunder
the symbol WASH. Web site address: www.washtrust.com.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan is the leading provider
of Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and security solutions
designed exclusively for small- to medium-sized e-commerce and retail
merchants, which make up 98% of all merchants. ControlScan provides
easy-to-use Web-based security solutions and a personal level of service
that make it easy and cost-effective for these businesses to analyze,
remediate and validate compliance. Acquirers and other merchant service
providers rely on ControlScan to manage PCI compliance programs for
their entire merchant portfolios to ensure maximum compliance rates. For
more information about ControlScan call 1-800-825-3301 or visit www.controlscan.com.
Source: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.