SOURCE: Bit9, Inc.

Bit9, Inc.

April 20, 2010 08:30 ET

Bit9 Announces Strategic Partnership With Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Gilbarco Veeder-Root to Offer Superior Security and Built-in PCI Compliance to Its Customers Using Bit9 Parity Application Whitelisting

WALTHAM, MA and GREENSBORO, NC--(Marketwire - April 20, 2010) -  Bit9, Inc., the pioneer and leader in Application Whitelisting, and Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a leading global supplier of fuel dispensing equipment and point-of-sale systems for the global petroleum marketplace, today announced a strategic distribution partnership. Under an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement, Gilbarco Veeder-Root is providing Bit9 Parity as the anti-malware solution for Gilbarco Veeder-Root's new V8.02 Passport® Point of Sale System.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root represents the leading brands of solutions and technologies that provide convenience, control, and environmental integrity for retail fueling and adjacent markets. Endorsed by all the major oil companies, Gilbarco's Passport POS system provides G-SITE® users the lowest cost upgrade to PCI PA-DSS compliance.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root is using Bit9 Parity as part of achieving PCI Security Standards Council (PCI) compliance for the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). This achievement ensures Gilbarco's customers the highest level of protection against fraud and data theft by passing PCI's strict security standards to protect sensitive customer data.

Bit9 Parity ensures that only trusted software is allowed to execute on point-of-sale machines, preventing data leakage and maintaining proactive protection against any form of malware attack. Gilbarco Veeder-Root customers also will benefit from Bit9's device control solution, which gives companies the ability to control or ban USB and other storage devices that can lead to data leakage.

"Bit9 is proud to partner with market leader Gilbarco Veeder-Root to provide the retail fueling market superior security and integrity for end-to-end store systems," commented Doug Cahill, Vice President of Business Development at Bit9.

Bit9 Parity addresses the security and compliance challenges retailers face by making it easier and more cost‐effective to protect and control Windows machines. The Bit9 solution gives IT and security professionals the ability to identify and decide which applications and devices are approved and appropriate to run in their environment, while blocking any unauthorized software, known and unknown malware, and the use of storage devices.

Other organizations using Bit9 Parity today include Marks and Spencer, 7-Eleven, Bertucci's Restaurants, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Jungle Jim's, PetSmart.

About Bit9, Inc.
Bit9 is the pioneer and leader in Enterprise Application Whitelisting. The company's solutions provide total visibility and control over all software on endpoints, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software.

Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software Registry™ -- the world's largest database of software intelligence -- to identify and classify software, delivering the highest levels of endpoint security, compliance, and manageability. Bit9's global customers include companies in a wide variety of industries, such as government, financial services, retail, healthcare, e-commerce and education.

Bit9 was awarded a prestigious $2M United States federal research grant in 2003 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology-Advanced Technology Program (NIST ATP) to conduct the research that is now at the core of our application whitelisting solutions. Bit9 is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.bit9.com or call +1 617.393.7400.

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