Press Release - For Immediate Release

Electronic Payments Launches Website

Calverton, New York - February 8, 2009 - Electronic Payments, Inc. (EPI), a leading innovator in secure transaction and payment processing solutions, today announced the launch of, a website dedicated to ongoing PCI compliance education for merchants and ISOs.

In developing the website, Electronic Payments has created an information vehicle to train merchants and its ISO/MLS partners on the ever-changing PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Additionally, they have implemented a PCI DSS Wizard to assist merchants in completing the SAQ or Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) that pertains to their business and methods of processing. In just a few easy steps, merchants can log in, complete the SAQ Wizard, and either print or complete the SAQ online within minutes.

By helping merchants achieve and maintain compliance, Electronic protects merchants against association fines that are directly attributed to non-completion of the SAQ. Merchants are also able to re-validate year after year at no additional cost, enabling all EPI merchants to implement the best security practices and remain compliant on an annual basis, regardless of changes in the security standard.

The standard, now governed by the PCI Security Standards Council, was originally formed by the primary payment brands of Visa, Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, JCB International, Discover Financial Services and American Express. Its mission is to develop and maintain a security standard that ensures merchants and processors maintain the security of their cardholder data and the integrity of the systems that store the same.

Electronic Payments proactively achieved compliance with the PCI DSS in July 2008, even though the company was not required to do so. The PCI DSS certification has set Electronic Payments apart from other industry peers as a trusted payment processing partner, dedicated to the highest levels of security.


Electronic Payments
Amber Josi
Director of Marketing
(800) 966-5520 ext. 286

About Electronic Payments
With “Innovation through every transaction™”, Electronic Payments has distinguished itself as one of the fastest growing and highly regarded privately held payment and transaction processing companies in the United States. Electronic Payments currently serves businesses in all industry types and acquires new businesses through a network of agent banks, sales agents and independent sales offices (ISOs). Visit for additional information or visit to learn more about our ISO and MLS programs.