MOUNTAIN VIEW and NAPA, Calif. - July 18, 2005 - CyberSource Corporation (NASDAQ: CYBS) has teamed with ScanAlert, Inc. to provide online merchants with security scanning services, a key component of certification to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard or PCI. PCI is the unified security standard developed by major card associations that requires online merchants to implement appropriate safeguards and security procedures to protect sensitive cardholder information. Offered as the CyberSource PCI Scanning Service, the ScanAlert technology enhances the CyberSource PCI Compliance Service, which helps merchants navigate the comprehensive requirements of PCI.
To meet the PCI standard, all organizations processing 20,000 or more eCommerce transactions per year must obtain quarterly scans of their network security by a certified scanning vendor. Network scans are designed to detect vulnerabilities in the merchant’s network and other potential sources of intrusions. Merchants that purchase the CyberSource PCI Scanning Service can run programmed scans and unlimited manual scans as necessary using the ScanAlert technology included in the CyberSource PCI Scanning Service.
"ScanAlert’s technology provides an advanced array of network vulnerability scanning capabilities to assess the security of online merchants,” said David Glaser, senior director of Professional Services at CyberSource. “Combining ScanAlert’s certified PCI scanning technology with our full range of professional services will allow us to help companies, large and small, successfully attain PCI compliance.”
In the case of CyberSource’s full PCI Compliance Service, a professional services team analyzes end-to-end payment operations and guides merchants through three proven readiness phases: compliance planning, pre-audit assessment, and remediation.
“CyberSource is well known in the payment industry for its one-stop delivery of the full suite of international eCommerce requirements. We are excited to be working with them to provide merchants with a reliable, easy-to-use, low cost program to meet the PCI scanning standard,” added ScanAlert CEO Ken Leonard.
Service Details and Availability
The CyberSource PCI Scanning Service is available to all online merchants at a cost of $129 per year. It includes:
• Unlimited access to the CyberSource Vulnerability Management Portal, powered by ScanAlert`s leading technology;
• Scheduled quarterly network security scans
• Unlimited on-demand manual scans to retest systems whenever needed;
• Automated assistance to complete the PCI self-assessment questionnaire;
• Technical support from certified specialists (CISSP-Certification for Information System Security Professional);
• Automated assistance to help create and implement the required security policies;
• Issuance of a Certification of Compliance report accepted by all credit card companies and all banks worldwide.
For more information, please visit: www.cybersource.com/pci
About the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
The PCI Data Security Standard is a worldwide compliance program that applies to every entity that collects, processes, or stores credit card data. Backed by major payment card associations including Visa and MasterCard, the PCI standard outlines best practices for securing payment card data. More information is available at Visa’s web site at www.visa.com/cisp.
CyberSource Corporation is a leading provider of electronic payment and risk management solutions. CyberSource solutions enable electronic payment processing for Web, call center, and POS environments. CyberSource also offers industry leading risk management solutions for merchants accepting card-not-present transactions. CyberSource Professional Services designs, integrates, and optimizes commerce transaction processing systems. Approximately 8,000 businesses use CyberSource solutions, including half the companies comprising the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has sales and service offices in Japan, the United Kingdom, and other locations in the United States. For more information, please visit CyberSource`s web site at www.cybersource.com or email email@example.com.
About ScanAlert, Inc.
Headquartered in Napa, Calif., ScanAlert is the world’s largest web site security certification company, protecting over 65,000 web sites in 30 countries through the HACKER SAFE certification program. The certification mark indicates that these sites protect the personal data of millions of shoppers every day by meeting the highest federal and industry web site security standards. ScanAlert’s easy-to-use and affordable PCI compliance service is available direct and through channel partners. For more information, please visit www.scanalert.com.
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