Simple PCI Program Remodel Drives Additional, Sustainable Revenue Stream

SecurityMetrics states PCI revenue & security not mutually exclusive

Apr 25, 2013, 11:23 ET from SecurityMetrics

NEW ORLEANS, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (ETA Annual Meeting and Expo, Booth #634) – SecurityMetrics advocates the importance of remodeling Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) programs to drive additional revenue at the 2013 ETA Annual Meeting and Expo. The company encourages merchant processors to optimize merchant value and strengthen customer relationships through add-on security tools, reselling opportunities, and PCI ease-of-use strategies that may supplement and/or create a security-related revenue stream.


As more industry demand is placed upon driving revenue through compliance channels, acquirers and ISOs can easily maintain sustainable revenue solutions without skimping on merchant security or causing attrition. For example, data discovery network tools and internal vulnerability scanning provide opportunities to positively affect both revenue and security.

"Everyone understands the strategy behind revenue-generating PCI compliance programs, but those programs have the potential to be far more than just Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs), scans, and non-compliance fees," said SecurityMetrics CEO Brad Caldwell. "In SecurityMetrics' research, over 80% of merchants independently choose to cover their business through add-on breach prevention technology, proving they are willing and ready to accept additional security solutions."

For more information about increasing revenue through PCI program remodeling, visit SecurityMetrics' booth #634 at the ETA Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans from April 30, 2013 to May 2, 2013, where the unveiling of SecurityMetrics MobileScan, a mobile vulnerability scanning app that helps merchants, micro-merchants, and consumers safely accept mobile payments, will also occur.

Visit, email, or contact 801.995.6864 for additional information about increasing revenue through PCI program remodeling.

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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.

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