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RSA announced its expanded Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Solution portfolio

BEDFORD, Mass. -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) today announced its expanded Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Solution portfolio, a suite of products and services that help enable customers to answer the most challenging IT security technology challenges associated with the PCI DSS. As part of the RSA PCI Solution, RSA also announced a new blueprint for promoting compliance by discovering data and infrastructure, assessing risk, enacting remediation and ensuring sustained controls.

The RSA PCI Solution portfolio is engineered to help enable customers to discover and manage credit card information effectively; secure that data, as well as access to the data and related technology systems; and help streamline compliance to PCI DSS, as well as other regulatory mandates. The RSA PCI Solution portfolio and blueprint aim to help customers move from a reactive to proactive stance in order to build sustainable programs to address compliance and improve enterprise-wide IT security.

As part of this initiative, RSA is also announcing strategic alliances with two leading suppliers of vulnerability scanning solutions, nCircle Network Security and Qualys, Inc.. These alliances enable RSA customers to accelerate their business objectives by giving them a solution to help them conduct quarterly external vulnerability scans, a core requirement of the PCI DSS. In addition, using nCircle and Qualys solutions with RSA enVision™ security information & event management technology helps customers gain faster and more accurate visibility into security threats, improving the business’ ability to respond and helping to address a key expectation associated with the PCI standard. RSA has also unveiled the RSA PCI Resource Center to provide educational tools and content associated with the PCI standard.

“Companies handling consumer credit card data now face unprecedented levels of accountability for securing that information. The challenges are enormous – companies must understand where card data resides throughout an often-distributed enterprise, and ensure this data, and access to the information, is secure. Companies must also prove that they’ve taken the precautions outlined in the standard, and that they’re actively monitoring for unauthorized access,” said Jim Melvin, vice president, Marketing at RSA, The Security Division of EMC. “As a leading vendor focused on helping customers to intelligently manage their information, and securing that information wherever it resides and throughout the entire data lifecycle, the RSA PCI Solution is engineered to help enable customers to achieve and maintain their PCI compliance, and to leverage their investments to protect all of the organization’s vital customer, partner and business information.”

RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: EMC)

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