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Usio and ControlScan – Partnering to Streamline Payment Facilitators’ PCI Compliance

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Usio and ControlScan enrich existing, ongoing relationship created in 2018 to reduce security risk for its Payment Facilitation Clients

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Usio (Nasdaq: USIO), a tech-enabled payment solutions provider, today affirmed its ongoing commitment to improving its ability to help its payment facilitator clients reduce their payment security risk. As such, Usio will continually strengthen its partnership with ControlScan, a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure IT networks and protect payment card data.

Vaden Landers, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer at Usio, said, “Usio is committed to assuring that its clients are provided with the best payment security risk protection available. Consequently, over a year ago we integrated ControlScan’s technologically-advanced payment card data security and compliance solutions into our industry-leading payment facilitation technology to assure our clients that their data consists of and maintains the highest level of protection. This is a critical tool in assisting ISV’s and other merchants who leverage our payment facilitation platform in achieving and maintaining their Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance as part of our PayFac-in-a-Box implementation. ControlScan’s platform simplifies the complexity and increases the scope of compliance inherent in the payment facilitator business model.”

“Our ISV customers are focused on developing innovative software, meaning they rely on us to protect them from the potential security-related risks of payments processing. Our partnership with ControlScan enables us to integrate a security platform that addresses the inherent risks, effectively alleviating and mitigating any concerns of our ISVs, and more importantly their software users, which are provided with a path to compliance with the PCI DSS directives. In fact, we streamlined the SAQ and questionnaire processes that are now universally implemented by ControlScan and used by its downstream customers. Payment facilitators can also take advantage of ControlScan’s PCI Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) to conduct a formal IT risk assessment as well as become ControlScan certified as a PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider.  These are all very strong endorsements of the security with which they operate,” Landers went on to say.

Matt Loos, executive vice president of business development, ControlScan, said, “Our partnership with Usio has been beneficial to all of their ISVs as well as their software developer clients who have adopted Usio’s payment technology.  Over the past year we have been guiding Usio’s ISV customers through a best-practices approach to maintaining not only their own compliance and security, but to extend that compliance and security to the many end users of the ISVs that have integrated to and implemented Usio’s PayFac-in-a-Box solution.”

About ControlScan  
ControlScan managed security and compliance solutions help secure IT networks and protect payment card data. Thousands of businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada partner with us for easy, cost-effective access to the expertise, technologies and services that keep cyber criminals and data thieves at bay. With highly credentialed cybersecurity and compliance experts, 24x7 managed detection and response, advanced endpoint protection, managed UTM firewall services, ASV vulnerability scanning, QSA and HIPAA assessments, security penetration testing, PCI compliance programs and more, we’ve got your back. For more information visit ControlScan.com.

About Usio, Inc.
Usio, Inc. (Nasdaq: USIO), a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit, debit/prepaid, and ACH payment processing platforms to deliver convenient, world-class payment solutions and services to their clients. The strength of the Company lies in its ability to provide tailored solutions for card issuance, payment acceptance, and bill payments as well as its unique technology in the prepaid sector. Usio is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, and has offices in Austin, Texas and Franklin, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville.

Websites: www.usio.com, www.singularpayments.com, www.payfacinabox.com, www.akimbocard.com, and www.ficentive.com. Find us on Facebook® and Twitter.

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