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Protecting a Business's Vital Signs

Product: Vital Signs 3.2
Company: Ambiron LLC

For businesses that process, store and/or transmit credit card account information, compliance is a hot issue. Card companies all have their own data security inititiatives, and Visa and MasterCard recently joined forces to help align these initiatives through the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

But how do businesses that handle sensitive data, including merchants, gateway service providers and processors, stay on top of all these rules and regulations? Ambiron, a data security and compliance management firm, released an upgraded version of its vulnerability and compliance management portal called Vital Signs 3.2.

Vital Signs validates compliance information with security-related regulations for enterprise and small businesses. Using the Internet, Vital Signs scans a business's IT environment for vulnerabilities and helps address any security weaknesses. One feature of the software provides users with access to the card Associations' (PCI) Data Security Standard questionnaire. The answers to these questions help businesses prioritize areas in their systems that need attention.

The application also offers a database, updated daily, that covers more than 2,300 risk areas. Using this database as a reference, Vital Signs scans a business' system for vulnerabilities. The system also has a management portal for ISOs and acquirers, which provides a high-level view into merchants' compliance status.

Enhancements to Vital Signs 3.2 include an updated management portal, with new and improved search functions: search by company name, industry, merchant ID and compliance status. And the company added a grouping function that organizes merchants into user-defined groups.

The software now has a support system integrated into the help pages. Merchants submit a support request to Vital Signs' customer service department without calling the toll-free number.

Once a business completes its compliance validation, Vital Signs creates a customized compliance letter and seal so the organization can proudly display its status.

Ambiron LLC
120 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60602

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