News Release: Sage Extends Relationship with Trustwave to Enhance Security for Businesses ATLANTA (December 3, 2015) - Sage, the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems,today announced its North American payments division, Sage Payment Solutions, has teamed with cybersecurity leader Trustwave to expand its merchant compliance program, offering SMBs additional information security protections beyond Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. "Sage understands that PCI compliance is the ground floor for security, and businesses need additional layers of security protection help them go beyond PCI compliance and protect data from compromises," said Ted McKendall, vice president of product management at Trustwave. "Top payment providers like Sage are increasingly offering additional security measures that go beyond basic compliance security standards." Sage Payment Solutions has rolled out new endpoint protection services from Trustwave, including antivirus protection and file integrity monitoring, which are now available as part of the Sage merchant compliance program. "Millions of the world's small and medium businesses trust Sage as they power the global economy," said Paul Bridgewater, CEO of Sage Payment Solutions. "An important part of earning and keeping that trust is protecting their precious payments data. Using Trustwave, Sage is emphasizing security first while simplifying the complex compliance process for SMBs. This extension of our multiyear relationship with Trustwave brings a new level of security for businesses - helping them not only become compliant with PCI DSS but also be safer and more protected." About Sage Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll, and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world's entrepreneurs. Sage began as a small business in the U.K. 30 years ago, and over 13,000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy. We reinvent and simplify business accounting through brilliant technology, working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners, and developers. And as a FTSE 100 business, we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation.