Above Security obtains the "Approved Scanning Vendor" certification from the PCI Security Standards Council

    MONTREAL, May 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Above Security, a Canadian firm that
offers information risk management solutions, announces it has obtained the
Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) certification from the Payment Card Industry
(PCI) Security Standards Council.
    This new certification allows Above Security to perform vulnerability
scans on merchants and payment services providers' information systems to make
sure they comply with the PCI Data Security Standard. These vulnerabilities
scans are some of the requirements that need to be done by merchants and
payment service providers as part of their objective to protect credit card
holder data. The scans are run on a quarterly basis and are meant to discover
security breaches and vulnerabilities on information systems used to manage,
store or process credit card data.
    "Complying with PCI DSS allows organizations to better manage the risks
associated with customer data and in many cases, to improve their business
processes.", says Daniel Gaudreau, CISSP, CISA, CISM, and Vice-President of
Operations at Above Security. "It also decreases the risks of fraud and the
consequences of non compliance that range from important fines to fees
escalation and jeopardize the corporate image."
    Above Security's Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) certification is in
addition to the current Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). This new
certification will enable Above Security to accompany merchants and payment
services providers in all of the requirements to obtain, to keep or improve
their PCI-DSS compliance.
    The ASV certification obtained by Above Security is a complement to the
managed security and monitoring services product line that include intrusions
detection and intrusions protection systems (IDS, IPS), vulnerability scans,
as well as log aggregation. All of its services are offered in English, French
and Spanish.

    About Above Security

    Since 1999, Above Security' information risks management team has
partnered with more than 250 organizations in 22 countries located in North
America, Europe, the Caribbean, North Africa and Latin America.
    It offers audit services on standards like Basel 2, ISO 27001 and the
World Lottery Association (WLA).
    Its clientele is composed of companies in various industries, notably:
finance, banking, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, manufacturing and
government entities.
    Above Security strategic consulting capabilities and its unique 24/7
Managed Security Services allow their customers to concentrate on their
business, knowing they can count on Above Security for their peace of mind.

For further information:

For further information: Marisol Litalien, Marketing and Communications
Manager, Above Security, Canada Toll free 1-866-430-8166, (450) 434-8060,
marisol.litalien@abovesecurity.com; www.abovesecurity.com

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