CipherOptics Joins PCI Security Standards Council as Newest Participating Organization

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CipherOptics to participate in key standards setting body protecting payment cardholder data.

We are confident that through our participation in the PCI Security Standards Council we will be able to better serve our customer’s security needs and contribute to the ongoing effort to improve payment card security.

CipherOptics, the leader in scalable network encryption, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. As a Participating Organization, CipherOptics will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity. More information on the council and the standard can be found at http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

As a Participating Organization, CipherOptics 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 500 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, CipherOptics is adding its voice to the process.

“The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data,” said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By participating in the standards setting process, CipherOptics demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal.”

“A significant percentage of our customer base cites PCI compliance and audit scope reduction as the driving factors in their decision to encrypt data in motion,” said Thomas Gill, CEO of CipherOptics. “We are confident that through our participation in the PCI Security Standards Council we will be able to better serve our customer’s security needs and contribute to the ongoing effort to improve payment card security.”

About PCI Security Standards Council
The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org

About CipherOptics
CipherOptics is a leader in developing scalable security solutions for high performance networks. Our innovative policy and key management solution, along with our wire-speed encryption appliances, can secure any network without changing the underlying infrastructure or application performance. With solutions that are quick to install, easy to manage, and virtually latency free, we offer the highest level of data protection and performance for the lowest total cost.

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CipherOptics                                                 
Brian Irish                             
919-865-0671                                
pr(at)cipheroptics(dot)com

PCI Security Standards Council
Laura Johnson
781-876-6250
press(at)pcisecuritystandards(dot)org

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