Thirteen Integrated Security Tools Help Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses go Beyond PCI DSS Compliance with Automated Security
CHICAGO - November 18, 2015 - Trustwave® today announced more than a dozen new integrated security tools designed to protect small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) from cybercrime, data loss and security risk.
According to studies, 71 percent of cyber-attacks occur at businesses with fewer than 100 employees.1 The new Trustwave SMB Security Toolkit includes 13 integrated tools, designed specifically for SMBs, that range from basic protections such as anti-virus to advanced malware detection and monitoring. The toolkit delivers easy-to-use, sophisticated new security tools-including remote access security, web malware monitoring, mobile security and a point-of-sale (POS) tracker-in a package that is simple for businesses to install and maintain. The price of the entire toolkit is not much more than the typical annual rate for anti-virus software alone, while offering substantially more protection from cyber-attacks and data breaches.
Attackers seek out small- and medium-sized businesses because they know they are often the softest targets. And targeting these businesses is easier and cheaper than ever before with the rising use of attack automation techniques. In this hostile cyber environment, it's never been more important to shore up defenses. If customer data is leaked, consumers won't give businesses "a pass" and will take their business elsewhere.
The new Trustwave SMB Security Toolkit is available as part of Trustwave TrustKeeper® PCI Manager, which provides Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance validation services that help even the smallest businesses achieve and maintain compliance. The security tools are deeply integrated with the PCI compliance process which helps reduce the number of compliance questions businesses are required to answer, and implementing the new tools is the first step to streamlining compliance.
The Trustwave SMB Security Toolkit includes anti-virus, vulnerability scanning, security health checks, endpoint security monitoring, credit card data scanning for data loss prevention, file integrity monitoring and more. Additional new services available in the Trustwave SMB Security Toolkit include:
- Remote Access Security - Monitors and tracks remote access software installed and enabled on endpoints and provides guidance on best practices for configuring remote access securely. Remote access tools are often an easy point of entry for attackers and a leading cause of data breaches.
- Web Malware Monitoring - Regular monitoring for malware that may be present on a business's website. It also tracks other issues that may affect consumer confidence in the website, such as being listed on a search engine blacklist, domain hijacking, and expired SSL certificates.
- Mobile Security - Audits and reports on security and compliance of mobile devices to enable proactive defense.
- Point-of-Sale (POS) Tracker - Helps track and monitor POS equipment for tampering and substitution. According to the 2015 Trustwave Global Security Report, 40 percent of data breaches were POS-related.
"In today's cybercrime environment, taking a check-box approach to security is like using a deadbolt on a door made of straw: technically you've met the requirement but it's not going to stop the bad guys," said Ted McKendall, vice president of product management at Trustwave. "The Trustwave SMB Security Toolkit is a new security-first approach that delivers an integrated set of 13 easy-to-administer security tools to help these targeted businesses secure their business environment, while automating and streamlining the process of achieving PCI DSS compliance."
For processors, acquirers, and ISOs, the new set of security tools from Trustwave helps them offer enhanced merchant security and compliance programs. The workflow and added security tools are tailored to the SMB user and provide a cost-effective way to simplify the process of securing merchant payment systems. By including these SMB security tools as part of their merchant program, processors, acquirers and ISOs can increase revenues and merchant retention rates.
In 2014, First Data announced it would use Trustwave services which include the Trustwave SMB Security Toolkit to bring a new level of information security to SMBs.
First Data Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security and Fraud Solutions Steve Petrevski said, "Trustwave TrustKeeper PCI Manager, with easy-to-use PCI compliance and security tools, is an important component to the TransArmor Solution. Our integration with the SMB Security Toolkit provides our clients with constant protection beyond basic PCI compliance requirements. The solution is cost-effective and unparalleled in the market."
For more information about the Trustwave SMB Security Toolkit, visit: https://www.trustwave.com/Services/Compliance-and-Risk/PCI-Services/PCI-for-Acquirers-and-ISOs/.
Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. More than three million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com.
1 U. S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee, April 22, 2015
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