PaymentsJournal.com Launches PCI Compliance Strategy Session

Sponsor Prime Factors' goal to make Strategy Session best source for information, news and views about PCI  

Boston, MA - In the payments industry, no topic has generated more angst and confusion in recent years than PCI Compliance. To provide education and insights into this complex issue, PaymentsJournal.com today announced the launch of the PCI Compliance Strategy Session featuring news headlines, whitepapers, surveys, expert commentary and resource links.

The PCI Compliance Strategy Session is sponsored by Prime Factors, Inc., which is committed to making it the place you need to go to know about PCI, said Prime Factors President Patrick Riley.

Managed by the Mercator Advisory Group, the leading, independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries, PaymentsJournal.com delivers extensive payments and banking news, expert analysis, views, and shared research to create an information rich portal.

Prime Factors will work with Mercator Advisory Group to uncover the latest on PCI and provide insights and advice on the topic from industry experts. For example, the Strategy Session hosts two white papers commissioned by Prime Factors that can be downloaded on the PCI page: "Data Encryption 101: A Pragmatic Approach to PCI Compliance," and "Tokenization Guidance: How to Reduce PCI Compliance Costs."

"Prime Factors' goal in supporting the PCI Compliance Strategy Session is to weed out the hype, and give the community a single source for unbiased news, information, and advice on this complex subject," Riley said.

In addition to white papers, the PCI Strategy Session hosts a wealth of articles, research, data and other content that helps visitors better understand the ramifications PCI has on the payments industry. The site will be updated daily.

Prime Factors develops EncryptRIGHT, enterprise data encryption and tokenization software based on 30-plus years of customer testing and feedback. Backed by a dedicated support team, EncryptRIGHT helps companies meet PCI data security requirements and more; it comes bundled with PCI compliant key management, secure audit logs and predefined PCI reporting capabilities.

PaymentsJournal.com content is offered free of charge allowing thought leaders to easily share their opinions and benefits of their businesses to an exclusive group of industry professionals. Learn more about leveraging the unrivaled value of PaymentsJournal.com and contribute to the success of your business by contacting Will Hernandez, content manager, at whernandez@mercatoradvisorygroup.com.


About Prime Factors
Prime Factors has worked with more than 1,000 companies since it began developing data security software in 1981. Customer feedback played a significant role in design of EnryptRIGHT, which provides a better way to achieve PCI data encryption compliance by simplifying key management and reducing the cost of deployment. EncryptRIGHT runs on all major operating systems, provides broad application development support and can be implemented by programmers and non-programmers alike. For more information go to http://www.primefactors.com/products/EncryptRight/index.html.

About Mercator Advisory Group
Mercator Advisory Group is the leading, independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal PaymentsJournal.com.

For more information and media inquiries, please call Mercator Advisory Group's main line: (781) 419-1700 or send email to info@mercatoradvisorygroup.com.For free industry news, opinions, research, company information and more, visit us at www.PaymentsJournal.com.

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About Mercator Advisory Group
Mercator Advisory Group is the leading, independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal PaymentsJournal.com.