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American First Bancard implements new PCI DSS program “PCI Smart” - February 13 2010


Winter Garden, Florida - American First Bancard has implemented a new program called PCI Smart, in order to help merchants achieve and maintain compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Trustwave whom is the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world.

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 Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB.

Committed to assisting merchants meet their PCI DSS compliance obligations, PCI Smart will provide American First Bancard merchants with access to TrustKeeper®, Trustwave's on-demand compliance management solution. TrustKeeper provides the automated tools necessary to support on-going compliance such as quarterly network vulnerability scans. Merchants will also have access to online tools and, in many cases, advanced technology for system monitoring.

To better assist American First Bancard merchants in their compliance efforts, PCI Smart will also provide merchants with access to Trustwave's PCI Assistant, an on-demand online video tutorial. PCI Assistant will help guide merchants through general cardholder data security, the PCI DSS and how to comply with the PCI DSS. Compliance support services are also available for those businesses requiring additional guidance to become PCI DSS compliant.

"Our statistics show that card-present merchants represent the largest percentage of compromised merchants in North America," says Robert J. McCullen, Chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "Trustwave's technology will help merchants manage their compliance efforts and secure their network environment."

About Trustwave
Trustwave is the 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. 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, China and Australia. For more information, visit https://www.trustwave.com

American First Bancard signs new ISO/MSP agreement with First American Payments Systems - December 01 2009


Fort Worth, Texas - American First Bancard is proud to announce the signing of our new ISO/MSP agreement with First American Payment Systems. First American Payment Systems is a leader in the electronic payment industry. Their operations began in 1990 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. As a rapidly growing non-bank merchant acquirer, First American's goal is to be more than just a credit card processor. So in 1993, First American introduced Secur-Chex® check services to allow merchants to accept checks risk-free. In 2003, Secur-Chex® was modified to include electronic check conversion. Merimac Capital® point-of-sale (POS) equipment leasing, which solved POS equipment finance problems for many merchants, was also created in 1993. First American added debit card processing to its product line-up in 1998, and ATM sales and placements soon followed. Early in 2000, First American launched FirstPay.Net™, a proprietary Internet payment gateway that allows merchants to process credit cards online. The e-commerce product was updated and enhanced five years later and named FirstPay.Net 2.0. FirstView™, an online merchant reporting system, was introduced in 2001, and FirstAdvantage™ gift cards were introduced in 2005. The precedent is set for many promising product advancements in the future. Today, First American is an ever-expanding company with approximately 1,300 associates and more than 120,000 merchants throughout the United States. Bolstered by a rich history of providing the right product at the right time, First American continues on its quest to become the premier source for quality payment solutions.

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