The Green Sheet Online Edition
March 12, 2012 • Issue 12:03:01
An intelligent PCI compliance manager
Trustwave recently added enhanced features to its flagship TrustKeeper PCI Manager. The certified Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance validation tool was designed to help merchants, as well as ISOs with large merchant populations, achieve PCI compliance via a cloud-based system delivering self-assessment tools and scans to assess vulnerabilities and validate remediation.
"Simply put, there is nothing in the industry like the new To Do List in Trustwave TrustKeeper PCI Manager that personalizes compliance issues and provides small businesses with an action item list that allows them to meet their compliance obligations," said Doug Klotnia, Executive Vice President of Payment Services and Channel Partners at Trustwave.
He noted that the majority of small businesses are focused on day-to-day operations and do not have dedicated information technology professionals on staff. "This easy-to-use solution for a complex problem allows organizations to act immediately on PCI challenges and keep their acquirers in the loop on their current progress," he said.
Peace of mind and more
Trustwave clients have endorsed the product's benefits. "The newest TrustKeeper PCI Manager from Trustwave gives us peace of mind and accelerated compliance from our stakeholders, ultimately helping us to deliver a better customer experience," said Christine Scappa, Senior Vice President of Operations for Sage Payment Solutions. "TrustKeeper speeds up time to compliance and simplifies the process along the way."
Each registered merchant user can view a list of actionable items scaled to the merchant's unique processing environment. An ongoing task and reminder list allows merchants to check off completed items. If security gaps, such as no firewall or lack of secure sockets layer certificates, are detected, TrustKeeper makes recommendations to address them.
Other features include PCI Wizard, which was devised to ensure merchants address only the requirements applicable to their businesses, and TrustKeeper Agent, a monitoring and data discovery tool designed to provide ISOs with dynamic Internet Protocol scanning, easy scan setup, identification of sensitive data on networks and monitoring of PCI compliance over time.
Security awareness education, as well as policy and procedure documentation updates, are also provided. Trustwave said its PCI manager is ideal for franchise businesses, which have become a primary target for cyber attacks. In 2011, they accounted for more than one third of all data breach investigations, according to the Trustwave 2012 Global Security Report.
Delivered in a secure, cloud-based format, TrustKeeper PCI Manager is available on demand globally in 17 languages, with 24/7 multilingual email and phone support.
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