Failsafe Payments Adds SecurityMetrics PCI Services for U.S. & EU Merchants

By Securitymetrics Inc., PRNE
Monday, October 11, 2010

PCI DSS Compliance Program Joins Failsafe's Merchant Account & Gateway Offerings

CLEVELAND and NICOSIA, Cyprus, October 12, 2010 - Failsafe Payments, a Merchant Service Provider in both North America and
Europe, today announced the addition of Payment Card Industry Data Security
Standard (PCI DSS) compliance services from SecurityMetrics to help merchants
meet industry requirements and prevent theft of customer card data. Benefits
to participating merchants on both continents include a 175-person
SecurityMetrics call center available 24×7 to answer PCI-related questions as
part of the low annual fee.

The new PCI DSS compliance validation service joins Failsafe's merchant
account program and Certo Payment Gateway, an integrated merchant and MSP
e-commerce platform enabling authentication and acceptance of multiple
payment options and services for online transactions. Failsafe's expanded
portfolio enables merchants to source multiple card payment services from a
single provider.

"Our target merchants are smaller and mid-sized businesses that typically
need hands-on assistance to understand the Self-Assessment Questionnaire and
other PCI DSS requirements. Online self-service systems are not sufficient,"
said John Williams, president of Failsafe Payments. "With SecurityMetrics,
both our North American and European customers will have around-the-clock
access to PCI specialists who can walk them through the processes required to
keep customer card data safe from attack."

For merchants, other benefits of SecurityMetrics' PCI DSS compliance
services include a proprietary scanning engine that checks for more points of
Internet security than other vendors, a Site Certification Report that lists
each potential entry point individually to assist in closing security gaps,
and a flat annual fee with no add-on charges.

For acquirers and ISOs like Failsafe Payments, benefits include email,
fax and outbound calling campaigns to encourage merchant enrollment and a
robust web-based Merchant Compliance Console that provides detailed real-time
portfolio compliance progress, drilldown to merchant scan and questionnaire
results, and easy PCI compliance reporting.

"Level 4 PCI DSS compliance remains a challenge for payment services
providers as well as merchants themselves," said SecurityMetrics CEO Brad
. "Companies like Failsafe Payments that proactively help merchants
meet their regulatory obligations are playing an important role in thwarting
security breaches, reducing card fraud and protecting consumers from the

The PCI DSS is a comprehensive set of global security requirements
developed by the PCI Security Standards Council in order to safeguard
cardholder data worldwide. The organization was founded by American Express,
Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and
Visa, Inc.

About SecurityMetrics

SecurityMetrics, Inc. is a leading provider of Payment Card Industry
(PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) security solutions, including the most
successful mass-merchant compliance model in the industry. The company is
certified to perform PCI Scans (ASV), PCI audits (QSA), Payment Application
Data Security Standards audits (PA-QSA), penetration tests and forensic
incident response assessments (QIRA). SecurityMetrics also offers a security
appliance that includes vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection and
intrusion prevention capabilities. SecurityMetrics is a privately held
corporation headquartered in Orem, Utah. For more information, contact
SecurityMetrics at +1-801-724-9600 in North America, +44-0207-993-8030 in
Europe or +61-2-8011-3270 in Australia, or visit

About Failsafe Payments

Failsafe Payments is a Merchant Service Provider (MSP) based in Nicosia,
and Cleveland, Ohio. The company offers both merchant accounts and a
single integration e-commerce platform called Certo Payment Gateway that
connects merchants and MSP's around the world with worldwide banks, payment
brands, payment processors, shopping carts, alternative payments, 3-D Secure
and third-party services such as advanced fraud scrubbing and loyalty
programs. For more information, visit

Molly Antos, +1-847-415-9327, mantos at, for SecurityMetrics, Inc.

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