• Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.
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  • Washington Trust Announces Strategic Partnership with PCI Compliance Provider ControlScan
    Company Release - 07/01/2009 15:26

    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, personal 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.

    About ControlScan

    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.

    Contact: Washington Trust Charlene P. Ferranti, 401-348-1363 Public Relations Officer cpferranti@washtrust.com