Protegrity, a leading provider of end-to-end data security solutions, announced Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization for the Payments Industry, the first and only offering that enables processors and gateways to cost-effectively provide tokenization services across their entire client base. Protegrity now supports the largest companies in the payments industry with a lightweight tokenization solution that can scale…
Protegrity USA, a leading provider of end-to-end data security solutions and the premier security partner for Teradata, will highlight its strategic partnership with Teradata, the analytic data solutions company, at Teradata Universe, April 22-25 in Ireland. In addition to showcasing the use of Protegrity’s vaultless tokenization technology in the Teradata data warehouse environment, the two companies will also issue a joint white paper titled “Securing the Private Cloud: Exploring the Value of Tokenization.” “Securing the Private Cloud” is a security-focused companion paper to the recently released Teradata Active Data Warehouse Private Cloud. Written for data warehouse and IT professionals, the whitepaper highlights how Teradata’s Active Data Warehouse can make data available predictably and securely by leveraging Protegrity’s Vaultless Tokenization technology. Together, these solutions give business the ability to predict and manage changing market conditions without risking the security of data stored in the warehouse.
Protegrity USA end-to-end data security solutions joined forces with Securosis information security research firm to address the confusion around the PCI DSS tokenization guidelines administered by the PCI Council in August and help companies evaluate and select a tokenization solution. Protegrity will hold a webinar featuring Securosis analyst and CTO Adrian Lane and Ulf Mattsson, CTO of Protegrity and the inventor of Protegrity Tokenization. Together, Lane and Mattsson will explore how to deploy tokenization solutions within the scope of the PCI DSS and their perspectives on how the data security community can benefit from this promising technology.
Protegrity USA end-to-end data security solutions announced Preem AB, Sweden’s largest oil company, has adopted its data security platform to deliver PCI-DSS compliance for credit card transactions at more than 470 gas stations across the country. Protegrity’s solutions use modern tokenisation to ensure flexible, scalable security for customer data in transit and at rest without impacting transaction processing speeds. Why Protegrity In evaluating the different technologies available, Preem determined that the simplest way to achieve PCI-DSS compliance would be to adopt the tokenisation approach. Tokenisation protects sensitive data by replacing it with tokens that hold no value to someone who gains unauthorized access to that data.
Protegrity USA end-to-end data security solutions is a platinum sponsor at the Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference & Expo in San Diego. Teradata and Protegrity have been strategic partners since 2004, and the Protegrity Data Security Platform (DSP) currently protects sensitive information like credit card and social security numbers, email addresses and electronic health records stored within Teradata systems for more 30 Teradata customers. Protegrity’s patented approach to tokenization creates a very small system footprint that makes it the most high-performance, cost-effective and secure tokenization solution available.
VigiTrust organized its PCI DSS roadshow in Dublin, Paris and London in February 2011, which is being hailed as a success thanks to keynote speakers and timing. While EMV helps prevent some types of fraud, in order for a merchant to secure their payment data they must also adopt all elements of the PCI DSS. Focal on Data Protection and PCI DSS as comprehensive way for merchants/retailers to comply with the Irish Data Protection Act. Also addressed was tokenization as a means of further securing card data as it is being processed.
Protegrity USA launched Protegrity Data Security Platform 5.5 to protect sensitive customer data in applications, files and databases. This extends Protegrity’s tokenization to additional data types including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), email addresses, social security numbers, dates, addresses and names for improved security of this data and to minimize risk. The Protegrity Data Security Platform is proven to reduce the scope and associated costs of complying with PCI DSS or HIPAA requirements for healthcare, retail, marketing, financial services, insurance, government and life sciences organizations that process PII or credit card data. Also, Because Protegrity Data Security Platform 5.5 now tokenizes alphabetic, numeric and alphanumeric data, it can be deployed by organizations that need to follow strict regulations in protecting data classified as “HIPAA 18” (medical IDs, dates, e-mail addresses, URLs, etc.). And unlike other tokenization methods which negatively impact IT system performance by storing massive amounts of encrypted data in the token server, Protegrity Tokenization removes the encrypted data from the token server, creating a very small system footprint.
Protegrity USA end-to-end data security solutions has made available its “Protegrity Data Security Platform 5.2: for Mainframe” to offer scalable protection of sensitive data within the IBM Mainframe computing environment. The new solution allows large enterprises and government organizations to manage their protection of databases, files and applications under a single policy, lowering the total cost of ownership for meeting regulatory compliance. Compensating controls allow users to meet requirements for PCI DSS and other regulatory compliance. The new Protegrity solution has the breadth and ease of integration with enterprise key management capabilities required for companies to actually protect data on the mainframe instead of using compensating controls.
The Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance has added eleven new members; ArcSight, BOSaNOVA, CallCopy, Compliance Spectrum, GigaFin Networks, NetClarity, Princeton Softech, an IBM company, TELUS Security Solutions, United Security Providers, and Solidcore, and Ounce Labs.
The Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance has twelve new members that include ADTRAN, AirMagnet, Compliance Security Partners, Compuware, Control Path, Envision Inc., GSI Hosting, Ounce Labs, Patrick Townsend & Associates, Tripwire, Unified Compliance Framework, and Visonys AG. PCI SVA members, all with strong experience in delivering PCI compliance solutions to thousands of customers, will leverage their combined knowledge to support the objectives of the PCI Security Standards Council. PCI SVA’s founding members are ConfigureSoft, Inc., Cyber-Ark, Inc., Modulo Security, Proginet, Inc., Protegrity USA, Inc., Reflex Security and Safe-Net, Inc. The PCI SVA was formed in January 2007 to work with the retail and payment card industries to develop an efficient and cost-effective way to achieve compliance with the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
NJ-based Princeton Softech is among the first 24 companies to have joined the Payment Card Industry “Strategic Vendor Alliance”. The PCI SVA was founded by a group of leading data security firms, including ConfigureSoft, Cyber-Ark, Modulo Security, Proginet, Protegrity, Reflex Security and Safe-Net to provide the best in technology solutions and services to retailers, e-commerce companies, financial institutions, payment processors, POS vendors and other organizations that must protect consumer privacy to achieve compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). Initiated by MasterCard International and Visa in January 2005, the PCI DSS is a set of twelve multifaceted regulations that represent a unified industry standard for protecting cardholder data that is stored, transmitted or processed. The PCI DSS must be implemented by all members, merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit cardholder information. Fines for non-compliance can range up to 500,000 USD per incident. Princeton Softech provides enterprise data management solutions that address critical business issues.
ConfigureSoft, Cyber-Ark, Modulo Security, Proginet, Protegrity USA, Reflex Security, SafeNet and Verisign data security companies have created The Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance – (PCI SVA). The PCI SVA will assist members of the payment card industry and the PCI Security Standards Council in educating the business community on the requirements and business value of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, a global benchmark intended to improve security throughout the entire payment card transaction process. PCI SVA plans to create a series of case studies, seminars, return-on-investment analyses, and white papers to show how organizations may achieve compliance with the PCI DSS requirements efficiently and on-budget.