nCircle Announces Strategic Alliance with RSA to Deliver Payment Card Industry (PCI) Scanning to Customers Worldwide



    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /CNW/ -- nCircle, the leading provider of
agentless security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced a
strategic alliance with RSA, The Security Division of EMC, based on the
nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service.  This strategic alliance provides
merchants with a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to help
ensure compliance of their internal and external payment network with the
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard version 1.1.
    
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    The nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service, one of the first to be certified
on the more rigorous PCI Data Security Standard version 1.1, delivers the most
up to date, fully automated security protection for merchants of all sizes.
The service enables merchants to conduct quarterly scans of their externally
facing payment network to verify compliance, a core requirement of the data
security standard.  nCircle's service, alongside the RSA(R) PCI Solutions
portfolio, helps provide merchants with a best-in-class set of security
solutions for ensuring compliance of their internal and external networks with
the PCI DSS v1.1.
    "The RSA PCI Solutions portfolio is designed to enable merchants to
effectively discover and manage credit card information; secure that data, as
well as access to the data and related technology systems; and then respond to
audits and potential security threats," said Steve Preston, Senior Director,
Solutions Marketing, RSA, The Security Division of EMC.  "The nCircle
Certified PCI Scan Service, along with the RSA PCI Solutions portfolio,
ensures that we are helping our customers move from a reactive to proactive
stance in order to address compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard."
    nCircle also delivers solutions in addition to the nCircle Certified PCI
Scan Service. nCircle solutions profile and inventory all network devices on a
merchant's payment network, providing a comprehensive view of network security
risk.  This information provides merchants with actionable information to help
them strategically focus resources on eliminating the highest priority threats
to maintain maximum customer card data security and integrity for continued
PCI compliance.
    "PCI compliance is the next big security challenge for businesses of all
sizes, especially in this era of continuous data breaches and identity theft,"
said Stefan Petry, Vice President of Product Management, nCircle Network
Security.  "RSA and nCircle have collaborated to deliver a comprehensive
approach to the education and services that organizations need to make sure
they are PCI compliant."

    
    About PCI
    
    The enhanced PCI Data Security Standard requires merchants that accept
credit and debit cards over the Internet to increase card data protection on
their internal and external payment networks in order to avoid security
breaches in which customer records are exposed and misused.

    
    About nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service
    
    The nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service is a fully automated network
security scanning and reporting service for compliance with the PCI Data
Security Standard v1.1. This service enables customers to effortlessly
schedule an automated network scan that verifies and provides the required
report to prove compliance with the standard on a quarterly basis, a core
requirement of the PCI Data Security Standard. More information or access to
the nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service is available at ncircle.com/pci.

    
    About nCircle
    
    nCircle is the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance
management solutions. More than 3,500 enterprises, government agencies and
service providers around the world rely on nCircle's proactive security
solutions to identify, measure, manage and reduce security risk and automate
compliance on their networks. nCircle has won numerous awards for growth,
innovation and technology leadership and has been ranked among the top 100
best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in
San Francisco, CA, with regional offices throughout the USA and in London,
Toronto and Tokyo. Additional information about nCircle is available at
www.ncircle.com.

    NOTE:  nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security,
Inc. RSA is either a registered trademark or trademark of RSA Security Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries.  EMC is a registered trademark of
EMC Corporation.  All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole
property of their respective owners.





For further information:

For further information: Shelley Boose of Media First, +1-408-398-6987, 
for nCircle Web Site: http://www.ncircle.com/

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