Failsafe Chooses SecurityMetrics for Compliance Services

Oct. 18, 2010

Failsafe Payments, a merchant service provider based in Cleveland, announced recently it has added PCI-DSS compliance services from SecurityMetrics to its payment gateway. The new compliance validation service joins Failsafe’s merchant account program and Certo Payment Gateway, which the company said enables authentication and acceptance of multiple payment options and services for online transactions. “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.” According to Brad Caldwell, CEO of SecurityMetrics, Level 4 PCI DSS compliance remains a challenge for payment services providers and the merchants they serve “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 consequences.”