Payments Gateway Partners with Trustwave to Offer Merchants PCI Compliance Solutions

CHICAGO AND ALLEN, TX (March 9, 2011) –Payments Gateway, offering a complete line of payment processing solutions, has partnered with Trustwave to provide Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance validation solutions to its Level 3 and 4 merchants. Trustwave is a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions.

The PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands – Visa, MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB.

In an effort to assist merchants with their compliance efforts, Payments Gateway engaged Trustwave to provide its merchants access to TrustKeeper®, Trustwave's innovative security and compliance web portal.

Trustwave's TrustKeeper is a revolutionary web portal that supports merchants' compliance efforts, including moving merchants through the complex compliance process with ease and efficiency by making the tasks achievable by non-technical users. This facilitates PCI DSS compliance validation for merchants or acquirers, ISOs and processors with large merchant populations.

Trustwave features PCI Wizard, which simplifies the complex PCI DSS compliance process. Additionally, TrustKeeper Agent helps merchants identify if unencrypted cardholder data or track data is stored, thereby reducing the merchants' risk of card data theft. TrustKeeper also helps merchants complete required vulnerability scans and receive their PCI DSS compliance certificate.

"We're very excited to be partnering with Trustwave to help our valued customers with their PCI DSS compliance requirements," said Jeff Thorness, CEO of Payments Gateway. "We are confident that by partnering with Trustwave, we will be able to provide a straightforward, cost-effective path for our customers to help them achieve and maintain their compliance."

"Many smaller merchants do not have the resources to manage their compliance requirements, nor do they always understand what's expected of them," said Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO at Trustwave. "Industry-leading TrustKeeper will help Payments Gateway merchants quickly and efficiently validate and maintain their PCI DSS compliance, leaving more time for them to focus on their core business."

About Payments Gateway
Since 2001, Payments Gateway has been providing a flexible, reliable and cost effective tool for automating and managing payment processing functions for thousands of organizations. Historically rebranded by financial institutions and software and service providers, Payments Gateway has operated behind the scenes driving many of the most popular and innovative payment processing solutions. Now, organizations can work directly with Payments Gateway and join the thousands of satisfied customers throughout North America which depend on Payments Gateway to process millions of transactions each and every month. Additional information about Payments Gateway can be found at

About Trustwave
Trustwave is a leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including the ability to reliably buy secure certificates and renew SSL certificates. Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations—ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers—manage compliance and secure their network infrastructure, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit

For more information contact:

Jay Alsup
Payments Gateway
+1 469 675 9946

Michelle Genser
+1 312 873 7288