SAINT Corporation is Accepted as a PCI Security Standards Council Approved Scanning Vendor

2008-07-25 09:09:00

SAINT Corporation is Accepted as a PCI Security Standards Council Approved Scanning Vendor

  - SAINT Corporation proves their ability to detect, identify, and report

                             vulnerabilities -



    BETHESDA, Md., July 25 /EMWPresswire/ -- SAINT Corporation, a global

leader in vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, announced today

that its SAINT vulnerability scanner has successfully completed the

rigorous PCI Security Standards Council Approved Scanning Vendors (ASV)

testing process.



    The PCI Data Security Standard (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 adopt information security controls

and processes to ensure data integrity. Participating payment brands

require PCI DSS compliance reports by a certified third-party assessor for

on-site audits of merchants and service providers that process payment card

transactions. More information on the Council and the standard can be found

at http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org.



    As an ASV, SAINT Corporation is able to help merchants manage data

security risks, evaluate the security of their systems that store payment

account data and assist them in achieving compliance with the PCI DSS.



    SAINT Corporation has achieved approved status by subjecting their

SAINT network vulnerability scanner to rigorous testing on the Council's

infrastructure, which simulates the network of a typical security scan

customer. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, the

PCI DSS qualification reassures merchants that they are being assessed

accurately and fairly against the most current payment industry

requirements. Additionally, the vendors approved by the PCI Security

Standards Council are the only entities qualified to perform scanning

assessments.



    "The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone

involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data," said Bob

Russo, General Manager, PCI Security Standards Council. "By participating

in the ASV certification process, SAINT Corporation demonstrates they are

playing an active part in this important end goal."



    "Our top priority is to meet the needs of our customers by addressing

the industry requirements for PCI auditing and compliance. We are happy to

be able to provide the PCI solution they need," said Donna Ruginski, CEO of

SAINT Corporation.



    "Aberdeen's benchmark research on PCI DSS shows that companies with top

performance currently use both vulnerability assessment and penetration

testing solutions," said Derek E. Brink, Aberdeen Group's vice president

and research fellow for IT Security. "In addition, the top-performing

organizations have also been more successful than their counterparts at

reducing both the time and cost to address security-related issues. Having

both vulnerability assessment and penetration testing tools integrated in

the same software, such the solution provided by SAINT, is consistent with

these best-in-class characteristics."



    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 SAINT Corporation



    SAINT Corporation provides network security tools to financial,

government, and educational institutions around the world. SAINT offers the

only integrated vulnerability assessment and penetration testing tools

available anywhere.





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