Intellitactics Joins the PCI Security Standards Council

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Brings industry-leading PCI compliance capabilities to support cardholder data protection, data security standards to protect cardholders and merchants from damaging breaches

Intellitactics, a leader in enterprise security and compliance management solutions, has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a Participating Organization. Through its role on the Standards Council, Intellitactics will help to evolve payment card data protection standards, including the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Intellitactics' commitment to support the payment card industry as it addresses new challenges of protecting cardholder data is reflected in the capabilities of all the Intellitactics products.

The PCI Security Standards Council was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International as an open, global forum for the ongoing development, enhancement, storage, dissemination, and implementation of security standards for account data protection. The PCI Security Standards Council's mission is to enhance payment account data security by fostering broad adoption of the PCI Security Standards.

As a Participating Organization on the PCI SSC, Intellitactics has the opportunity to access and influence the industry's latest payment card security standards. Intellitactics joins a community of nearly 350 organizations working on improving cardholder data protection.

The PCI DSS is applicable to any enterprise that transmits, processes, or stores cardholder data, including retail, hospitality, healthcare, entertainment, and others. "Intellitactics counts founding members of the Council as customers and accepts its role as a vendor to promote and educate businesses on the requirements and value of the PCI DSS global benchmarks intended to improve security throughout the entire payment-card transaction process," explains Pamela Casale, Chief Marketing Officer at Intellitactics. "Compliance with the 12 PCI guidelines poses challenges not only for point of sale systems that handle credit card data directly, but also for the intricate infrastructure underlying a payment system. Required audits and audit preparation cycles are expensive and distract human resources from other important security initiatives. PCI itself is constantly evolving and, as such, the requirements continue to change. Many organizations that have successfully passed a PCI audit are not insulated from expensive and damaging cardholder breaches. The too frequent headlines attest to these facts."

The Intellitactics PCI Compliance solution helps merchants address these challenges, providing the following benefits:

  • Automated monitoring across assets involved in PCI services increases efficiency and eliminates errors typically associated with manual monitoring
  • Centralized monitoring and distributed data collection at remote sites, with support for hundreds of devices and applications, including legacy systems, for comprehensive management of a distributed cardholder infrastructure and networks
  • Meta controls drawn from a combination of CoBit, ISO, and NIST control frameworks align to the PCI guidelines concerned with information security to simplify isolation of control violations before they cause a breach
  • Reports tailored for PCI verify and validate that controls used to enforce policy are working
  • No-cost updates to controls and PCI reports due to evolving compliance and governance initiatives

For more information on the Intellitactics PCI Compliance Automation please visit: http://www.intellitactics.com/pci.

About Intellitactics, Inc.
Headquartered in Reston, VA, Intellitactics provides the world's leading enterprise security management solution used by security analysts, operations, and risk officers to achieve cost-effective regulatory compliance; mitigate risk by automating security operations; and accelerate incident resolution to ensure the availability of critical business services. Intellitactics' industry leading Security Manager empowers organizations to simplify the complex mandate to be secure and compliant with just one solution. Security Manager combines event, alert, and incident management to mitigate exposure to cybercrime, with extensive automated analysis and reporting. A strong complement to Security Manager is Intellitactics™ SAM, which measures security value and features security assurance metrics™ on a configurable dashboard. Intellitactics was awarded Common Criteria Certification in December 2004, making it the first software provider to earn this certification as a security information and event management solution. Founded in 1996, Intellitactics is backed by JMI Equity Fund LP and Lazard Technology Partners and is ranked by well-known industry analysts as a market leader known for innovative solutions and a commitment to customer success. Visit us at http://www.intellitactics.com.

About the PCI Security Standards Council
The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by fostering broad adoption of PCI security standards. The PCI Data Security Standard is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis. For more information on the PCI Security Standards Council and the PCI Data Security Standard, please visit: http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

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