Palisade Systems Announces First PCI Risk Assessment Program for Organizations That Process Credit Card Transactions

Risk Assessment Program Will Use Palisade's PacketSure PCI Appliance to Analyze Network Applications Being Used by Employees to Transmit Credit Card Data AMES, Iowa, Aug. 8 (AllPayNews) -- Palisade Systems, a leading provider of content and network security appliances, announced today a PCI Risk Assessment program for organizations processing and/or storing credit card information. Palisade's PacketSure PCI security appliance was developed specifically to address Visa USA and MasterCard International's soon to be unveiled security requirements at the application and content level. The first of its kind program is being offered to companies on a seven day risk assessment period. PacketSure PCI provides the visibility into the network applications being used by employees to transmit data including credit card numbers. PacketSure PCI performs deep packet analysis at the packet level, not port level, to determine what communication protocol is being used. PacketSure eliminates unwanted applications being used on an organization's network allowing only authorized protocols to be used to transfer corporate data. PacketSure provides an additional layer of security on the authorized protocols by analyzing the data within the packets traveling across the network giving unprecedented security and compliance to Visa and MasterCard's PCI standards. PacketSure has been used as an assessment tool before, acting as a test monitor for simulations and cyber competitions by the U.S. Department of Justice funded Internet-Simulation Event and Attack Generation Environment cyber security lab. "Visa and MasterCard are requesting additional security measures be put in place to better protect their card holders from third parties who store or access their credit card numbers," said Kurt Shedenhelm, president and CEO of Palisade Systems. "The PacketSure PCI Risk Assessment program will allow an organization the visibility needed to know if they are in compliance with the new Visa and MasterCard standards and the means to uncover any vulnerability that could end their business relationship with credit card companies." About Palisade Systems, Inc. Founded in 1996, Palisade Systems, Inc., is a leading provider of enterprise content security and data protection solutions with over 500 customers across North America and Europe. Palisade security appliances help organizations proactively secure intellectual property and private client information from leaking outside the network, define and enforce access to internal network resources, and enforce compliance with federal privacy and industry security regulations. Palisade Systems customers include prominent clients in healthcare, financial services, insurance industries, along with universities and school districts. For more information, please visit http://www.palisadesys.com or contact Palisade's sales department at 1.888.824.0720. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source: Palisade Systems, Inc.