Conformance Technologies, a fast-growing provider of operating systems, education systems and expertise used in managing business compliance requirements, today announced the availability of the latest version of its PCI ToolKit solution which fully conforms to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.0.
PCI ToolKit is a patented solution running on the Conformance Compliance Operating System that takes the headaches and hassle out of merchant PCI DSS compliance validation, education and training.
The new PCI DSS 3.0 standard is more stringent than ever. Merchants face increasing pressure to take control of PCI compliance through policy development, staff training, ongoing monitoring and incident response. Acquirers and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) managing and operating merchant portfolios are being heavily scrutinized to ensure their credit card processing customers measure-up to the new standard. PCI ToolKit tackles the pressure and scrutiny head-on.
PCI ToolKit translates complicated rules, regulations and forms into a platform for merchant PCI compliance that is simple, accurate and comprehensive. Visual wizard technology makes compliance validation fast and easy for small business owners known as Level 4 merchants. PCI ToolKit's patented engine reduces the number of questions merchants must answer during the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) process, plus intelligent field population yields greater response accuracy and higher completion rates. An education portal, along with ready-made policies, is a godsend for merchants without the time or wherewithal to create training programs and policies themselves. PCI ToolKit comes with interactive multimedia assistance, plus email and 24/7 call center support. In addition, operators of merchant portfolios are provided with actionable sales and service data.
"PCI ToolKit is simply the best for PCI DSS 3.0 compliance validation for both merchants and operators of merchant portfolios," states Darrel Anderson, president of Conformance Technologies. "We offer best-in-class functionality to help merchants become compliant and then maintain compliance, plus best-in-class pricing which is something no other vendor can meet," adds Anderson. "For example, with PCI ToolKit, merchants simplly answer just seven comprehensive questions for SAQ-A when other PCI offerings ask more than 20 cumbersome questions. This is just one of the many ways we make things