SAN FRANCISCO -- nCircle, the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced immediate availability of the nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service. Based on nCircle's enterprise-class, market-leading vulnerability and risk management platform, the nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service helps businesses comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, and meets the strict requirements of financial stability, technical capability and industry experience specified by the PCI Standards Council the organization that governs the PCI Data Security Standard globally.
"The PCI Data Security Standard requires enterprises to increase data protection in order to avoid security breaches in which customer records are exposed and potentially misused," said Seth Bromberger, Manager of Information Systems Security at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. "We welcome tools that increase the level of automation and accuracy of information while allowing us to maintain the highest levels of customer data security and integrity for continued PCI compliance."
The PCI Data Security Standard is a set of requirements to ensure that companies that store, process or transmit customer payment card data consistently apply adequate security controls to defend against data theft, leakage and exposure. The PCI Standard was recently enhanced by the PCI Security Standards Council and went into effect on January 1, 2007. nCircle is among the first ASVs to be certified under the new standard.
"nCircle is among the first security solution providers to pass the new, rigorous testing requirements for becoming a certified ASV under the enhanced PCI Data Security Standard," said Stefan Petry, Vice President of Product Management, nCircle Network Security. "The new nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service will help merchants and service providers worldwide ensure their compliance with the latest PCI standard to secure their networks and protect customer data."