|[November 07, 2012]
Data Compliance Solutions Firm CSR Granted US Patent for PCI ToolKit
JENSEN BEACH, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
a leading provider of award-winning
data privacy solutions, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office and
Trademark Office recognized the innovative nature of CSR's (News - Alert) PCI
ToolKit™ questionnaire and attestation method, granting U.S.
Patent No. 8,296,244 for the invention of that process.
The PCI (News - Alert) ToolKit web application takes the headache and hassle out of
complying with the Payment
Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a set of information
security requirements endorsed by all credit card brands for entities
that process, transmit and/or store payment card data.
"We engaged in an arduous five-year long process to obtain our patent,
answering many questions and making a number of filings to achieve this
milestone," according to CSR President Rick Heroux. "In the end, the
examiners at the United States Patent Office thoroughly vetted CSR's
system and method against patents and claims of similar inventions and
determined that our system is truly one-of-a-kind."
"We are proud to achieve this milestone, and assure our clients,
colleagues and future clients that they can have confidence in our
expertise to provide what is, to our knowledge, the only PCI compliance
solution that is patented," says Heroux.
ToolKit is designed for all merchants, mall and large, to complete
the annually mandated Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). The PCI
ToolKit eliminates the need to decipher complicated and confusing rules,
regulations and forms, helping payment processors generate revenues
while managing portfolio compliance.
Using sophisticated logic, the PCI ToolKit guides merchants through an
automated SAQ, written in layman's terms, presenting only questions
pertinent to their particular business. Then it identifies areas of
noncompliance, weakness and risk, automatically generating simply-worded
policies and procedures, email reminders, and remediation instructions
with deadlines, all while tracking progress on the merchant's dashboard.
Product trials by members of the acquiring community confirm the Patent
Office's findings. The PCI ToolKit product is consistently selected as
the unique, best-in-class solution for ease of use and achievement of
CSR has several other patents pending including one for the
CSR Breach Reporting ToolKit™ service, which provides
straightforward, expeditious compliance with complex data breach
notification rules and regulations for organizations of all types and
Acquirers, ISOs, payment processors, value-added resellers, franchisors
and other associations interested in offering PCI ToolKit or CSR Breach
Reporting ToolKit services to their merchants or members can email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-866-462-7774 for more information.
(Compliance Solutions and Resources) is the leading provider of data
compliance solutions and expert services that helps businesses turn
compliance into revenue both domestically and around the globe. We
enable compliance with Payment
Card Industry (PCI) standards and Personally
identifiable information (PII) requirements while facilitating best
practices to reduce the business risk and financial liability associated
with the acquisition, handling, storage, sharing and disposal of data.
The company is a PCI
Security Standards Council Participating Organization and is a
member of Merchant
Acquirers' Committee (MAC), International
Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Electronic
Transactions Association, European
Privacy Association, Hospitality
Financial and Technology Professionals (HTFP) Association, and National
Indian Gaming Association (NIGA).
Founded in 1999, CSR is a privately held corporation headquartered in
Jensen Beach, Fla. For more information, please contact CSR at
866.462.7774 or visit www.csrcorporate.com.
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