Trustwave TrustKeeper® Wins 10th Annual Chicago Innovation Award

CHICAGO (November 9, 2011) - Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, today announced that TrustKeeper, the company's cloud-based security and compliance portal, has been named one of the 2011 Chicago Innovation Awards winners.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 10th year, is Chicago's foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service each year. There were more than 400 nominees for the 2011 Chicago Innovation Awards, representing an increase of more than 60 percent over the past two years.

"Trustwave TrustKeeper has helped our merchants understand their PCI data security compliance needs and mitigate vulnerabilities in their infrastructure," said Fern Glowinsky, chief legal officer, at Moneris Solutions. "TrustKeeper supports merchants' PCI data security compliance and we're proud to be associated with an innovative company like Trustwave who truly understands how to help the end user."

Trustwave TrustKeeper is a revolutionary Web portal that supports merchants' compliance efforts, including moving merchants through the complex compliance process with greater ease and efficiency by making the tasks achievable by non-technical users. This helps facilitate compliance validation with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for merchants, or acquiring banks, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) and processors with large merchant populations.

TrustKeeper features PCI Wizard, which provides a step-by-step approach that reduces the burden of complexity of achieving PCI DSS compliance, regardless of business size or scope. Additionally, TrustKeeper Agent helps merchants identify if unencrypted cardholder data or track data is stored, thereby reducing the merchants' risk of card data theft. TrustKeeper also helps merchants complete required vulnerability scans and receive their PCI DSS compliance certificate.

"TrustKeeper helped me validate that my business processes credit cards securely," said Cindy Cutler, co-owner of Chicago-based Matriarch Maternity. "It's been very valuable for my small business to have a tool that simplifies the compliance process and helps me be secure."

"Our data shows that small merchants are the ideal target of hackers as many don't have the necessary skills to secure their online payment systems," said Doug Klotnia, executive vice president payment services and channel partners at Trustwave. "We're proud to be recognized for an innovation that helps merchants find and eliminate security threats in an expedient manner, allowing them to focus on their core business."

About Trustwave
Trustwave is a leading provider of compliance, Web, application, network and data security solutions delivered through the cloud, managed security services, software and appliances. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its TrustKeeper® portal and other proprietary security solutions. With more than two million businesses enrolled in TrustKeeper, Trustwave has helped organizations, ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized businesses, manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices worldwide. For more information, visit https://www.trustwave.com .