Trustwave joins First Data, targets mid-sized companies’ data security

Trustwave has reached an agreement with First Data to work together bring new level of information security to small and mid-size companies.

The agreement envisages strategies to help businesses secure sensitive information, including payment card data and comply with payment industry data security standards.

In a statement the Trustwave said that the payment processing service of First Data will have access to a unique, new solution delivered through Trustwave’s cloud-based TrustKeeper platform.

The service will deliver security through cost effective, purpose-built, endpoint security and advanced e-commerce vulnerability monitoring while helping businesses achieve and maintain compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the company said.

“Our collaboration demonstrates that PCI compliance is the ground floor for security and businesses need additional security services that help them go beyond PCI compliance and protect customer and payment card data from a compromise,” said Doug Klotnia,general manager, Trustwave.

In addition to easy-to-use PCI DSS compliance tools, Trustwave and First Data plan to mutually launch Walware and Anti-Virus protection, File Integrity Monitoring, Unauthorized Device Alerting, Payment Card Data Storage Scanning and Security configuration Monitoring.

Trustwave officials said that customers of First Data can also access additional Trustwave managed security services designed to help them address various information security threats.

“Criminals specifically focus on small businesses because they hold vast amounts of payment card information and security is not their core competency,” added Klotnia. “The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Council updates the PCI DSS every three years, however businesses should deploy additional security measures so that they can continuously stay ahead of the latest threats and protect all of their potential attack vectors,” he said.

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