CHICAGO AND MADISON, WI (June 16, 2010) –Wind River Financial, a leading payment processor, has partnered with Trustwave to provide Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance validation solutions to its Level 4 merchants. Trustwave is a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions.
PCI DSS is a requirement for all entities that store, process, or transmit cardholder data and has been endorsed by all of the major card brands, including Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express, and JCB. Level 4 merchants are defined as those that conduct fewer than 20,000 e-commerce transactions and/or fewer than 1 million single card transactions per year.
In order to assist in the compliance efforts of merchants, Wind River Financial has engaged Trustwave to provide its merchant’s access to TrustKeeper® 3.0, Trustwave’s industry-leading PCI DSS compliance web portal.
TrustKeeper 3.0 facilitates PCI DSS compliance validation in an easy and efficient manner for small merchants. Using its dynamic PCI Wizard in conjunction with TrustKeeper Agent, merchants answer a personalized questionnaire that simplifies the complex terminology of PCI DSS. Additionally, TrustKeeper Agent ensures merchants aren't storing unencrypted cardholder data or track data. TrustKeeper also helps merchants complete the PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire, schedule required vulnerability scans and receive their PCI DSS compliance certificate.
As an additional segment of the merchant compliance program for Wind River Financial, TrustKeeper 3.0 provides online educational and compliance tools for merchants to help build awareness of the PCI DSS requirements. Online video tutorials guide merchants through general cardholder data security, the PCI DSS and how to comply with the standard. On-demand help, tutorials and tools such as TrustKeeper's Security Policy Advisor and Security Awareness Education ensure that merchants efficiently complete PCI DSS certification.
“Trustwave has leveraged its industry expertise to develop a Web portal that makes the merchant compliance process clear and manageable - even for a novice,” says Douglas Buan, Vice President of Risk Management at Wind River Financial. “In addition to its progressive technology, Trustwave provides our merchants a holistic approach to compliance validation that will help them secure their payment data.”
“Wind River Financial understands that moving small merchants through the compliance process can be cumbersome and difficult as many don’t understand data security and the risks of non-compliance,” says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. “By working together, we’ve created a program that educates the merchants, provides them clear direction for compliance validation and defines the purpose of PCI DSS compliance.”
About Wind River FinancialWind River Financial is a leading provider of electronic payment services, including credit/debit card processing, check conversion/guarantee, gift and loyalty cards, point of sale solutions and security compliance services. Based in Madison, WI, Wind River serves thousands of merchants of all sizes from a broad range of industries, including retail, lodging, restaurants, mail order, healthcare, Internet marketing and more. For more information please visit http://www.windriverfinancial.com.
About TrustwaveTrustwave is the 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. Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations—ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers—manage compliance and secure their network infrastructure, 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.
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