Security Solution to Protect Credit Card Data

by CXOtoday Staff    Jun 08, 2007

Merchants can now meet the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Version 1.1 (PCI DSS) with the help of the newly launched solution offered by SonicWALL.It aims to protect the customer’s credit card data.

The release states that PCI is an integrated suite of technology, scoping tools and educational materials that enable organizations to accept payment of cards in order to create secure networks and ensure confidence among their customers.

Developed by four major credit card companies, the PCI standard requires any transaction or account information given to a merchant to remain confidential and safe from unauthorized access. By September, 2007, many merchants who accept credit cards will be required to demonstrate compliance with PCI DSS version 1.1.

The latest PCI enhancements include new policy and access controls that can be applied throughout a SonicWALL network and cover central management, monitoring and reporting of network security enforcement points.

The release also states that as part of its PCI initiative, SonicWALL commissioned ControlCase, a qualified security auditor for PCI, to undertake a comprehensive audit. This audit confirmed PCI version 1.1 compliance capabilities of SonicWALL’s Global Management System(GMS), and standard and enhanced SonicOS, as available on TZ and PRO series security appliances.

The company also worked with ControlCase to create a step-by-step guide for implementing practices in the deployment of a GMS-managed SonicWALL network.

The guide claims to help users put in place the necessary policies, control mechanisms and processes for introducing and enforcing security that is related to payment card transactions.

Greg Naderi, Product Line Manager of Network Security at SonicWALL said, ” PCI is a very demanding and complex standard, but we believe that it’s a positive force which will encourage many organizations to embed prudent security practices into their everyday business practices.”