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NitroSecurity Joins PCI Security Alliance, PCI Security Standards Council

NitroSecurity, a platinum member, joins the group with its integrated DAM and SIEM solution, NitroView, used by those affected by PCI requirements
Portsmouth, NH -March 2, 2009 - NitroSecurity, Inc., a leading provider of network and information security solutions, announced today it has joined two important industry groups, the PCI Security Alliance and PCI Security Standards Council. The Company brings its expertise to all 12 requirements of the PCI Digital Security Standard (PCI-DSS) through the integration of tools for monitoring credit card data directly, and providing the analysis and reporting required to track all access to that data. This combination of Log Management, Database Monitoring, Intrusion Prevention, and SIEM into a single interface facilitates all aspects of compliance: from the detection of where sensitive data exists, to absolute visibility into who accesses that data.

The PCI Security Alliance is a group of companies committed to providing products and services for industry members that must achieve compliance with stringent PCI standards. NitroSecurity, a platinum member, joins the group with the industry's first integrated DAM and SIEM solution, NitroView, used by those affected by PCI requirements to detect, track and respond to abnormal or malicious activity across the enterprise.

In addition to providing its technology to the industry, NitroSecurity will offer security expertise through its membership of the PCI Security Standards Council. The organization was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa, Inc. to increase data security by educating the industry about PCI-DSS. As a participant, NitroSecurity will help shape the direction of future PCI standards and assist in increasing awareness of the compliance requirements and security best practices.

"The PCI Security Alliance and the PCI Security Standards Council are two organizations vital to the health of the retail industry and the protection of customer data," said Ken Levine, chief executive officer, NitroSecurity. "We look forward to working with both groups to educate the market on how to use today's technology to achieve enhanced security and remain PCI compliant."

The PCI-DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. Developed by founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, this comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations, including retailers, proactively protect customer account data. For example, retailers are leveraging integrated security solutions like NitroView to log all access to personal identification information, cardholder data and other protected assets by correlating network activity with logs, events, flows and user identity. As a result, organizations meet compliance standards and reduce the risk of data loss.

NitroSecurity offers an on-demand webinar, which discusses how to use SIEM, Database Activity Monitoring (DAM), and Log Management to meet all 12 requirements of PCI-DSS. To listen, please visit: http://nitrosecurity.com/webcasts/.

Stop by the NitroSecurity booth, #745, at the RSA Conference this April to learn more about the future of Log Management, Database Activity Monitoring and SIEM integration. For more information and to receive a free pass to the show, visit http://nitrosecurity.com/specials/rsa2009/.

About NitroSecurity NitroSecurity is the leading supplier of information security products that protect business information and infrastructure - Edge-to-Core. NitroSecurity solutions reduce business risk exposure and increase network and information availability by monitoring, protecting and alerting organizations about suspicious or harmful network activities from inside or outside the enterprise. Utilizing the industry's fastest analytical tools, NitroSecurity will identify, correlate and remediate threats in minutes instead of hours, allowing organizations to quickly mitigate risks to the organization's information and infrastructure.

NitroSecurity serves more than 500 enterprises across many vertical markets, including healthcare, education, financial services, government, retail, hospitality and managed services. For more information, please visit www.nitrosecurity.com.

About the PCI Security Alliance PCI SA assists members of the payment card industry, composed of merchants, banks and point-of-sale vendors, in educating the business community on the requirements and business value of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a global benchmark intended to improve security throughout the entire payment card transaction process. For more information, visit www.pcialliance.org.

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 www.pcisecuritystandards.org

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