Any merchant or service provider that stores, processes or transmits customer account data must comply with the PCI DSS controls and processes.
Nationwide Payments has chosen Aperia Solutions as our partner for the merchant PCI DSS validation process. Aperia Solutions is the premier provider of customer service, risk management and compliance validation tools to the payments industry. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Aperia is an international company with experience in the Asia-Pacific, US, Canadian, and Latin-American acquiring regions. Operating as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, Aperia has built solutions for not only PCI compliance but also tax compliance, risk management, business intelligence, CRM and reporting.
The Aperia PCI solution integrates the Self-Assessment Questionnaire and External Vulnerability ASV Scanning with the capability to conduct PAN and Vulnerability scanning on both the internal end point device and mobile devices, as well as obtain McAfee’s Endpoint Antivirus security solution to meet PCI requirements, without ever leaving the PCI portal! Aperia delivers top notch security validation services and a superior customer experience.
When a merchant connects with Aperia’s Compliance Center and support team, the merchant is the sole focus of that team member (the system does not allow them to take multiple calls and chats). Their highly trained team member will walk through the SAQ step by step with merchants, provide clarification where needed and direct them to or provide them with the resources they need to complete their assessment (policy templates, etc.). All scanning inquiries are directed to our dedicated ASV help desk which is staffed by PCI SSC certified ASV engineers. They walk merchants through their scan results and will assist in documenting any exception requests (false positives/compensating controls). In addition, they can guide them through the remediation process and provide clarification regarding remediation instructions contained within the ASV report.
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