Lumension Security Joins PCI Security Standards Council as Newest Participating Organization

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

Lumension Security, Inc.

By participating in the standards setting process, Lumension Security demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal.

Lumension Security™, Inc., a leading global security management company, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. As a Participating Organization, Lumension Security 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, 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, Lumension Security 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, Lumension Security 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, Lumension Security demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal."

"Lumension Security has been a long time supporter of the PCI Security Standards Council," said Rich Hlavka, senior vice president of business development, Lumension Security. "By becoming a participating organization in the PCI Security Standards Council, our goal is to keep advances in security technologies at the forefront of requirements and standards to help meet the dynamic threat environment that businesses face today. As an industry leader and pioneer of proactive security solutions, we are committed to developing leading-edge security solutions that go beyond the traditional security measures. Our vision and strategy is to bring new types of technologies to bear to help the PCI DSS standards to be more effective and capable of addressing the evolving threats."

Lumension Security Vulnerability Management Solution delivers complete vulnerability management through a market-validated process that includes comprehensive asset discovery and inventory, thorough vulnerability assessments based upon network-based and agent-based scans, intelligent, automated remediation, and ongoing policy compliance audits - all from one integrated solution. Lumension Security's Vulnerability Management Solution enables users to effectively manage the entire vulnerability lifecycle, by consolidating vulnerability data and providing centralized policy enforcement and compliance reporting.

Lumension Security Endpoint Protection Suite is comprised of Sanctuary Application and Device Control, which protect against targeted threats and enable only authorized applications and devices to execute or connect to a network server, or on the endpoint. Sanctuary simplifies the discovery phase so that administrators can uncover all of the applications that are executing on the endpoints. Once the applications are known on the network, a policy can be established and enforced.

Achieve Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard Compliance with Lumension Security Vulnerability Management and Endpoint Security Solutions.

About PCI Security Standards Council:
The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by fostering education and awareness of PCI security standards.

About Lumension Security, Inc.:
Lumension Security™, formed by the combination of PatchLink® Corporation and SecureWave® S.A., is a recognized, global security management company, providing unified protection and control of enterprise endpoints for more than 5,100 customers and 14 million nodes worldwide. Leveraging its proven Positive Security Model, Lumension Security enables organizations to effectively manage risk at the endpoint by delivering best-of-breed, policy-based solutions that simplify the entire security management lifecycle. This includes automated asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, remediation and validation; security configuration management; application control and device control; extensive policy compliance reporting; and integration with leading network access control solutions. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has offices worldwide. PatchLink, now Lumension, was founded in 1991 by Sean Moshir.

Lumension Security, the Lumension logo, PatchLink® and Sanctuary® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumension Security. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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