Payvision and ControlScan simplify PCI DSS compliance for merchants

AMSTERDAM | Payvision and ControlScan announce their partnership to help Payment Service Providers (PSPs), Independent Sales Organisations (ISOs) and merchants to meet the card schemes requirements of safeguarding card data.


PCI DSS, the well-known payment card industry (PCI) standard set by the major card organisations MasterCard, Visa, American Express, JCB and Discover, is a set of rules and regulations intended to protect cardholder information processed online.

The PCI Data Security Standard (or PCI DSS) requires merchants to proof compliance with keeping card data safe by means of self-assessment questionnaires and network scans (to determine if their are vulnerabilities in the network / systems of the merchants).

PCI DSS has been developed to prevent unauthorised people (hackers) to gain acces and steel sensitive card data from merchants and processor systems to commit card-not-present fraud. With data security compromises on the rise, it is critical for every player in the payments industry to actively work toward compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS).

Heavy burden

For many parties involved in the card processing business and for online merchants, complying with PCI DSS is often a difficult task: it requires resources to embed the Standard in the organisations' processes, and on monitor compliance on a continuous basis as requirements change over time and vulnerabilities could arise with every system or website change.

The costs and risk involved (for not being complaint or in case of a data compromise) can be substantial.And, even so important, as it is not the core activity of the merchant, there is often a lack of understanding of the set of rules and impact on systems and people.

The Partnership

Payvision's partnership with ControlScan aims to simplify the complexity of achieving PCI DSS compliance by offering easy-to-use solutions and a detailed level of support which makes the process less complicated. 

“As part of our commitment to grow the business of our partners and help them expand internationally we now allow our partners and their merchants to meet mandatory data security and compliance requirements in a smart and efficient way”, said Gijs op de Weegh, COO Payvision.



Payvision Profile 

Founded in 2002, Payvision is an independent payment solutions provider specialized in global card processing for the ecommerce market, offering a secure, PCI-DSS Compliant and PSD Licensed, international payment processing platform, enhanced with innovative technology.

Payvision provides its customers 24/7 Support, 150+ transaction currencies and regional card settlement currencies, a high-end reporting interface and a solid risk management solution.

Payvision is headquartered in Amsterdam and has expanded its global services in over 40 countries with offices in New York, Utah, San Francisco, Madrid, Paris, London, Cologne, Toronto, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Macau, and Auckland.

For more information about Payvision, please visit, and follow them on: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and corporate blog. 

About ControlScan

ControlScan delivers integrated security and compliance solutions that help small and mid-sized businesses secure sensitive data and comply with information security and privacy standards. ControlScan supports business owners, franchisees and merchant service providers with technology, services and expertise for PCI DSS, HIPAA and EI3PA compliance; vulnerability detection and risk mitigation; POS, e-commerce and mobile security; and more. For more information, please visit

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