SOURCE: Tripwire Inc.

October 02, 2007 09:30 ET

AirTran Airways Selects Tripwire Enterprise for Continuous Data Center Compliance

Tripwire Enterprise Powers Leading Business Airline With Configuration Audit and Control

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - Tripwire today announced that its leading configuration audit and control solution, Tripwire Enterprise, is helping AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), to meet the stringent requirements around the Payment Card Industry data security standard, ensuring the safety and security of passenger cardholder data. Tripwire's ability to detect, analyze and report on operational risk caused by IT changes will help AirTran continuously prove compliance to internal and industry regulations across its datacenter.

"AirTran Airways has a reputation for reliability, unwavering consistency and exceptional performance -- from the jetway to the back office," said Michelle Stewart, IT Security and Compliance Manager at AirTran Airways. "Tripwire Enterprise will help us deliver on this tradition of excellence by automating the process of continuous PCI compliance, helping ensure the safety and security of our customers' credit card data."

Tripwire will help AirTran Airways establish and maintain a known, trusted and PCI compliant infrastructure state. Tripwire Enterprise will power AirTran's IT compliance by assessing configurations across the data center for PCI compliance and will provide an analysis of any variance. Once the system is in a known state, Tripwire will audit changes made to AirTran information systems that store, process or support credit cardholder data.

Tripwire will enable AirTran to analyze and remediate issues that may otherwise go unnoticed, thereby improving data protection and satisfying file integrity monitoring and configuration control requirements as outlined in the PCI DSS.

"Companies face multiple compliance objectives -- from PCI to internal best practices -- to meet business objectives in an efficient, effective manner," said Dan Schoenbaum, SVP Marketing and Business Development at Tripwire. "AirTran Airways now stands apart in its ability to automatically ensure continuous compliance across the IT infrastructure. Tripwire will help AirTran increase the efficiency of its IT operations, helping it deliver on its promise of safety and reliability with every customer interaction."

About AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways, a Fortune 1000 company, offers more than 700 affordable, daily flights to 55 U.S. destinations. With 8,900 friendly Crew Members and America's youngest all-Boeing fleet, AirTran Airways provides XM Satellite Radio and Business Class seating on every flight. For more information and free online booking, visit

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc. is the recognized leader of configuration audit and control solutions, serving nearly 6,000 enterprises worldwide. Tripwire enables IT to control risk and increase operational efficiency through its advanced configuration audit and control solutions that assess, validate, detect and enforce configuration changes across the data center. Global enterprises rely on Tripwire to strengthen their compliance and security, reduce unplanned work, increase availability, and accelerate success with CMDB initiatives. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices in the UK and Japan. For more information visit:

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