LONDON -- The PCI Compliancy Standard requires any company that has a website and does business online, to ensure their web site and web applications are secure. Penalties for noncompliance range from fines of up to $500,000, to increased auditing requirements or even losing the ability to process credit card transactions. Acunetix today announced the release of Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner v5 which includes an extensive compliancy reporting tool amongst others, to aid companies achieve PCI compliancy.
"PCI compliance, required by September 2007, is not just another bureaucratic standard to comply to. It's a standard to protect consumers and the future of online business, based on real world needs. To avoid similar cases such as TJX happening again, it is imperative that companies take all the necessary precautions to ensure they reach compliancy," announced Nick Galea, CEO Acunetix. "Acunetix WVS v5 will check your web site and alert you to any issues you need to fix. Once fixed, it will create a detailed report which will allow you to easily prove that you meet these particular PCI standards."