Midwave Selects nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service

    Partnership Delivers Quarterly PCI Compliance Verification to Midwave's

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3 /CNW/ -- nCircle, the leading provider of agentless
security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that it has
extended its partnership with Midwave, a Midwest IT consulting firm
specializing in advisory and integration services, to deliver the nCircle
Certified PCI Scan Service to its customers. Many businesses are regulated by
the Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations and the partnership illustrates
the continued commitment by nCircle and Midwave to protect cardholder
information and increase the safety and security of online shopping.

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    The partnership allows Midwave to resell nCircle's online, automated PCI
scanning service to help customers meet their quarterly PCI compliance goals.
It enables Midwave to reallocate their resources to focus on its core advisory
and consulting practice, while relying on the market leading certified
scanning technology from nCircle.  Customers have access to both leading
compliance and security advice, and a state-of-the-art PCI scanning service
from a single service provider -- Midwave.
    The nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service, among the first to be certified
under the PCI Data Security Standard v1.1, is a fully automated solution that
enables merchants and service providers of all sizes to cost-effectively
demonstrate compliance with the standard on a quarterly basis.  It is based on
nCircle's enterprise-class, market-leading security risk and compliance
management technology used by more than 4000 customers worldwide to identify,
measure, manage and reduce security risk and automate compliance on their
    "The nCircle Certified PCI Scan Service simplifies a complex quarterly
compliance process for merchants by providing an end-to-end automated, online
solution based on the market's leading technology," said Bob Krocak, vice
president of alliances at Midwave.  "This partnership allows us to focus on
growing our PCI business, while delivering unparalleled technology for
superior security and compliance."
    "Deepening our partnership with Midwave to deliver PCI compliance is a
logical extension for nCircle," said Gus Malezis, vice president of worldwide
sales at nCircle.  "Working with Midwave, we will continue to make merchants
and service providers more secure while helping them meet their compliance
obligations in a timely manner."

    About nCircle Solutions

    nCircle solutions discover and profile all devices on an organization's
global network enabling configuration auditing, vulnerability management,
security risk management and file integrity monitoring. nCircle solutions
distill the wealth of discovered information into actionable data, analytics
and objective metrics that measure risk and compliance and improve the
operational effectiveness of security teams, IT administrators, IT management,
and auditors in addressing regulatory challenges such as PCI compliance and
SOX compliance.

    About nCircle

    nCircle is the leading provider of agentless security risk and compliance
management solutions. More than 4,000 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

    About Midwave Corporation

    Midwave is a privately held company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn.
The company offers both IT advisory services and integration services for
medium to large companies and government agencies in seven Midwestern states.
Midwave has grown to 130 employees since its inception in 1999.  To learn
more, log on to http://www.midwave.com.
    nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All
other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their
respective owners.

For further information:

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

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