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NetForensics joins the PCI Security Standards Council

04 December 2007  |  1873 views  |  0 Source: netForensics

netForensics, Inc., a leader and pioneer of the Security Information Management (SIM) market, today announced its acceptance as a participating organization in the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC), an open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) on a global basis.

netForensics is working with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

nFX SIM One provides merchants and service providers real-time visibility into the cardholder data environment, as well as the ability to detect and respond to events before breaches occur or compromises become serious. A SIM platform implementation for PCI compliance can support a strong security posture, and has the potential to improve service delivery, increase availability and reduce overall risk. Affected organizations also benefit from simplified auditing, more cost-effective controls, and improved customer confidence and loyalty.

"As a PCI Security Standards Council Participating Organization, netForensics is playing a key role in helping protect cardholder data," said Bob Russo, General Manager, PCI Security Standards Council. "Data security is an increasingly important component of any business plan and we are delighted to welcome those organizations dedicated to card payment security."

Protecting cardholder information involves addressing the risks associated with countless system components, including network devices, servers and applications. Merchants and service providers must implement broad policy-driven security programs to reduce the overall risk associated with storing, processing or transmitting cardholder data. nFX SIM One enables companies to leverage existing technology and tools to identify, assess and report on security-related issues and events for cardholder data and ultimately provide demonstrable evidence of their efforts.

As a Participating Organization, netForensics will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 345 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity's best protection against data criminals. By joining as a Participating Organization, netForensics is adding its voice to the process.

"netForensics provides the SIM infrastructure to successfully address PCI compliance challenges," said Tracy Hulver, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, netForensics. "nFX SIM One provides organizations that store, process, or transmit cardholder data greater visibility, better intelligence and more effective response to threats. We are excited to be part of the PCI SSC and look forward to working together to make a difference in protecting personal consumer information."

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