LONDON (February 23, 2010) - Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, will proudly participate in the European Card Acquiring Forum, February 24-25, in Berlin, Germany. In addition to sponsorship, Trustwave is also presenting information on managing Level 4 merchant compliance programs.
Trustwave's Merchant Compliance Program helps acquiring banks, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) and processors validate their merchant population compliant 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 American Express, Discover Network, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa, Inc. All merchants fall into one of four levels based on Visa transaction volume over a 12-month period. Trustwave's compliance program helps Level 2, 3 and 4 merchants validate their PCI DSS compliance.
To help acquirers, ISOs and processors move their merchant population through the PCI DSS compliance process, Trustwave recently introduced TrustKeeper 3.0, a new revolutionary approach to supporting Level 4 merchants' efforts. Trustwave's ground-breaking Web portal moves merchants through the compliance process with ease and efficiency by making the PCI compliance process accessible to the non-technical user. TrustKeeper 3.0 profiles merchant's behavior pertaining to credit card acceptance and information security business practices. Using the information compiled, TrustKeeper 3.0 simplifies and automates the PCI DSS compliance process. This simplified process renders a result as to whether or not the merchant is compliant, which facilitates the compliance process for even the most inexperienced, non-technical merchants.
"Smaller merchants often don't have an internal IT team to guide them through the PCI DSS process," says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "Our technology, educational tools and support staff facilitates the merchant compliance experience to ensure even the most non-technical merchant can validate their compliance with the PCI DSS, lowering the risk and potential financial burden on the acquirer, ISO or processor."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 .