Ascert Announces Availability of Relate/PCI

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Ascert announces the availability of Relate/PCI to strengthen security of sensitive customer data.

PCI DSS compliance can't be achieved with just one policy or technology. Relate/PCI is one powerful piece of the larger puzzle.

Ascert, an innovator in automated-testing software technology with its VersaTest product line and Ascertified cloud-based testing services, announces the availability of Relate/PCI. Relate/PCI specifically addresses the problem of ensuring that customer private data is not inadvertently used in testing or development or exposed to malicious entities. The product helps companies seeking PCI certification ensure compliance with sections 3, 6, 7, 8, and 11 of the PCI standards by using security access controls, fingerprinting, and data masking technologies.

“PCI DSS compliance can't be achieved with just one policy or technology. Relate/PCI is one powerful piece of the larger puzzle,” says Andrew Mould, Managing Partner at Ascert. “Many of our customers are very large financial institutions that need to ensure that they are using every possible means to secure private customer information. Relate/PCI helps them to do that by adding security controls and data masking technology for sensitive information; while ensuring data integrity for use in analyzing production data for various test and troubleshooting activities.”

The product also supports the intelligent extract of data from production data using the same masking technology to ensure representative, but compliant, test files for use in systems and performance testing. The Relate/PCI Edition employs fail-safe protocols to eliminate accidental use of customer private information in test systems and ensure that data security is not compromised by malicious entities. Additionally, the smart fingerprinting feature allows differentiation within a file between sensitive and non-sensitive data, providing finer resolution and greater confidence to file integrity checks.

To find out more about Ascertified, VersaTest, and Relate products, visit the Ascert web site or contact a local Ascert office.

About Ascert:
Ascert is recognized as a leading provider of premier testing software solutions. Ascert was founded in 1992 to provide automated software testing solutions that help companies measure the performance, reliability and scalability of their mission-critical back-end servers and applications. With over 100 clients worldwide, Ascert's products and services are used at some of the world's most successful companies. Off-the-shelf simulators include solutions for EFT testing, POS testing, stress testing, ATM testing, Fraud testing, IFX testing, EMV/chip card testing, ISO8583 testing and 3270 & 6530 terminal testing. Ascert’s custom simulators have been used for testing air traffic control systems and biometric payment systems. Ascert delivers flexible solutions that are either customer site installed or accessed via Ascert’s Remote Testing Services. Ascert's products assist testing professionals across industry segments to better manage their testing processes and environments through an end-to-end tool set.

For inquiries in the America’s and Asia-Pacific:
Richard B. Greene
Ascert, LLC
759 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965, USA
Telephone: 1-415-339-8500
Toll Free:1-877-ASCERT-IT
Fax: 1-415-339-8501
E-mail: info(at)ascert(dot)com

For inquiries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa:
Mike Wainwright
Ascert Limited
3rd Floor Signet House
49 - 51 Farringdon Road
London EC1M 3JP England
Telephone: +44 (20) 7488 3470
Fax: +44 (20) 7488 3477
E-mail: ukinfo(at)ascert(dot)com

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