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Trustwave Establishes Regional Knowledge Center: New Guided Approach Facilitates PCI DSS Compliance for Merchants

New Guided Approach Facilitates PCI DSS Compliance for Merchants

LONDON (January 20, 2010) - Trustwave, the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world, has established a data security and compliance knowledge center in London for businesses in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The knowledge center will provide access to information and resources for businesses required to validate compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands - Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB.

To help facilitate PCI DSS compliance, Trustwave has introduced a new, guided approach that splits the validation process into multiple phases. This helps merchants better understand the requirements of the PCI DSS, and then sets specific and realistic milestones with directed guidance during the process. Trustwave's unmatched industry experience makes compliance validation more manageable for merchants with this new approach.

Additionally, merchants moving through the validation process using TrustKeeper®, Trustwave's on-demand compliance management solution, will have access to local compliance support with Trustwave's new call center in Warsaw, Poland. The call center provides support in several languages, including: English, Spanish, German, French, Swedish, Polish, Flemish, Norwegian and Italian.

For merchants in need of advanced security services, Trustwave's SpiderLabs helps businesses analyze and test their current information security controls and, if necessary, provide guidance to remediate any deficiencies identified. SpiderLabs offers ethical hacking services such as penetration testing and social engineering to identify any weaknesses in a merchant's environment that can be exploited by hackers. SpiderLabs also has one of the leading incident response and forensics teams in the world, and can provide all necessary support should a merchant experience a security breach.

"Trustwave has been our PCI DSS compliance validation partner for several years," says Suresh Nandihalli, COO, at Europe EFT Division, Euronet Worldwide. "Their industry expertise, leading technology solutions suite and guidance has helped our organization validate compliance and maintain a strict security posture that ensures our business is safe."

"Our leading industry experience with the PCI DSS provides our customers with additional support and guidance to help them better understand and more effectively validate compliance with a rigorous standard that is difficult to perform one their own," says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "By offering Trustwave's extensive compliance and security solutions, coupled with the new compliance support center, our EMEA customers are well-prepared for their compliance and security needs."

About Trustwave
Trustwave is a leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including SIEM , WAF , EV SSL certificates  and secure digital certificates . Trustwave has helped hundreds of thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit https://www.trustwave.com .