|[February 26, 2013]
nCircle Launches PCI DSS Compliance Package for Small Businesses
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
nCircle, the leader in information
risk and security performance management solutions, today
announced the integration of the nCircle Certified PCI (News - Alert) Scan Service in
security services platform. nCircle PureCloud users now have access to
vulnerability scanning, web application scanning and automated PCI
scanning in a single, easy-to-use solution that helps improve network
security and achieve compliance with the Payment
Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The new PCI Scan
Service enables smaller organizations and businesses to cost effectively
achieve PCI compliance and improve network security.
With an average of 5,000 new vulnerabilities discovered each year,
regular or continuous vulnerability scanning is an essential security
best practice. Recent studies show that over 70% of security threats are
directed at web applications due to the quantity and value of the
information they contain, a problem that's particularly acute for online
merchants. nCircle has been a PCI Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) since
2007, and two of the three largest credit card brands driving the PCI
Data Security Standard use nCircle to ensure security and compliance.
"nCircle continues to expand and innovate the PureCloud security
services platform," said Tim Erlin, director of IT security and risk
strategy. "In combination with web application scanning and SmartScan,
our PCI ASV scanning service makes our customers' jobs easier."
The nCircle PureCloud PCI Scan Service offers users an automated, PCI
DSS-certified service that meets the rigorous internal and external
vulnerability scanning requirements.
Key features include:
One-click report sharing that makes it easy to share PCI scan reports
across the organization and with the issuing bank
Expanded subscription time periods that ensure customers have a full
quarter to complete the PCI scanning and remediation process
Enterprise API that enables nCircle
Suite360 users to automatically integrate their PCI scan results
into the Suite360
Intelligence Hub, providing a complete view of security and
According to a recent report by Gartner (News - Alert) analysts Tim Zimmerman and
Danielle Young: "In addition to being understaffed in larger locations
and absent in remote sites, SMB's IT metrics are being held to the same
standard as those in larger organizations, because their users want the
same breadth of technologies available in larger organizations. Although
many network updates and new requirements are more technology-focused,
business owners are asking IT to do more regarding regulations that
affect the business."*
nCircle PureCloud Small Business Compliance Package
Every business that accepts and stores credit card data must demonstrate
compliance with PCI DSS, but the complexities of securing business
networks present considerable challenges, especially for smaller
businesses with limited IT resources. Many small-to-medium sized
businesses are subject to multiple regulations such as PCI,
As a result, nCircle is offering a PureCloud Small Business
Compliance Package that provides five IPs of PCI scanning and five IPs
of comprehensive vulnerability and web application scanning, enabling
smaller organizations and businesses to achieve PCI compliance and, at
the same time, improve network security.
The PCI Scan Service is part of the PureCloud security services platform
that requires no hardware or software to be installed and managed.
nCircle PureCloud dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of a wide
range of security services, including vulnerability scanning, PCI
scanning and web application scanning, making these practices easily
accessible to small and medium businesses.
For more information, please visit purecloud.ncircle.com.
*Gartner, Inc., SMBs Should Consider Managed Network Service,
November 1, 2102.
nCircle is the leading provider of information
risk and security performance management solutions to more than
6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle
solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance
and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT
security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle
solutions may be deployed on a customer's premises, as a cloud-based
service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.
nCircle has won numerous awards
for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction 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 (News - Alert), with
regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto.
To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at http://www.ncircle.com.
nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All
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