OREM, Utah, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to payment industry needs, SecurityMetrics released a new online PCI DSS scoping tool called SecurityMetrics Expert that simplifies and increases the accuracy of identifying merchant Payment Card Industry (PCI) validation types. After nearly half a decade of customer research at SecurityMetrics' award-winning call center, SecurityMetrics software engineers modeled the online tool after SecurityMetrics' live scoping experience, enabling its customers to easily determine their business' Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) type and scanning requirements. The streamlined interface of SecurityMetrics Expert enables the majority of merchants to take an average of 5 minutes to complete the process without compromising scoping accuracy.
In addition to following SecurityMetrics' live call outline, new features that simplify the merchant scoping experience include: a bookmarking system that grants users permission to stop and finish the process at a later date, a dynamic support system using easy-to-understand illustrations, and the ability to schedule quarterly scans on web domains and IP addresses. Once finished with the scoping process, SecurityMetrics Expert automatically links merchants to an online account where they can begin their SAQ and view results of their applicable scans.
"We have successfully leveraged the phone scoping experience online by creating a streamlined, easy-to-use tool that matches the same accuracy and simplicity of speaking to a live consultant," said SecurityMetrics CEO Brad Caldwell. "We'll always have our award-winning Compliance Consultants for those who would rather speak to a live person, but SecurityMetrics Expert is perfect for independent merchants who want to complete scoping online, on their own time."
To see SecurityMetrics' new scoping tool, visit www.securitymetrics.com/pciexpert. For more information about SecurityMetrics Expert, call SecurityMetrics Business Development at 801-995-6870.
About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com)
SecurityMetrics assists in protecting electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security and compliance, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has helped over 1 million organizations manage PCI DSS compliance and/or secure their network infrastructure, data communication, and other information assets. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.