Secure computing launches new PCI initiative.Secure Computing For the general concept, see .
Secure Computing Corporation, or SCC, is a public company (NASDAQ: SCUR) that develops and sells computer security products, such as:
(2) (Peripheral Component Interconnect) The most widely used I/O bus (peripheral bus). ) Initiative, a multi-faceted program aimed at providing global organizations with the information, tools and best-of-breed solutions they need to comply with the new PCI Data Security Standard (DSS (1) (Digital Signature Standard) A National Security Administration standard for authenticating an electronic message. See RSA and digital signature.
(2) (Digital Satellite S ). Deadline dates for compliance are imminent, with the first 6.6 requirement of installing an application-layer firewall in front of all Web-facing applications taking effect June 30, 2008.
Key components of the initiative are education and expert resources, commencing with a PCI compliance Webinar on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 featuring guest speaker Chris Christiansen, vice president of Security Products and Services, IDC. A dedicated Secure Computing Website has also been developed to help educate organizations about the 12 major PCI requirements and provide information on how security solutions and best practices can help them comply with the new standard. Secure Computing also offers a suite of comprehensive solutions to help organizations comply with the new standard, including Sidewinder sidewinder, common name for a rattlesnake, Crotalus cerastes, found in the deserts of the SW United States. This 2-ft (60-cm), pale yellow and pink snake is named for its curious method of locomotion. (R), its award-winning network and application-layer firewall that fulfills the first requirement by defending networks and Internet-facing applications from all types of known and unknown malicious threats.
PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Security procedures from the PCI Security Standards Council for merchants that accept credit cards online. is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures Policies and Procedures are a set of documents that describe an organization's policies for operation and the procedures necessary to fulfill the policies. They are often initiated because of some external requirement, such as environmental compliance or other governmental intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information. PCI DSS was created jointly in 2004 by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. It outlines the 12 key requirements with which companies processing, storing, or transmitting payment card data must comply or risk losing their payment processing abilities. Merchants and payment card service providers must validate their compliance periodically with auditors. www.securecornputing.com