SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

November 13, 2007 08:30 ET

CAPITAL Card Services Proves Continuous Compliance Utilizing Tripwire Enterprise

Leading Servicer of MasterCard and Visa Accounts Leverages Configuration Audit and Control to Reduce Time and Costs Associated With Audits, Strengthens IT Operations for Sustained Business Benefit

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - Tripwire today announced that CAPITAL Card Services, Inc. (CAPITAL), a leader in portfolio management and card outsourcing solutions, has selected and implemented Tripwire Enterprise, a leading configuration audit and control solution. CAPITAL chose Tripwire Enterprise to help it maintain continuous compliance across multiple regulatory standards, reducing the time and costs associated with audits, and to help it attract new business.

Said Ronnell "Roni" Wegner, Senior Vice President, Systems at CAPITAL Card Services, Inc., "Since implementing Tripwire Enterprise, we easily prove compliance, have reduced unplanned work, and greatly improved our change management processes. Now, we can focus more on completing our IT projects, and adding additional value and efficiency to the company."

Tripwire Enterprise automatically detects unauthorized, non-compliant change to enterprise-wide systems and alerts IT staff so that exceptions to its change and release management policies can immediately be identified and investigated. This approach enables CAPITAL to better manage risk by providing continuous, automated compliance across its environment. This is important as CAPITAL must comply with multiple regulatory standards required by its clients -- most notably the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Instead of merely "checking the box" for its numerous compliance audits, CAPITAL strategically focused on improving the integrity and discipline of its IT processes. improving its operational efficiency and effectiveness. In addition to achieving continuous compliance to numerous regulations, CAPITAL's strategic approach has resulted in a 75 percent reduction in unplanned IT work by realizing faster repair and recovery times, fewer outages, higher first time fix rates, and less time and money spent on the audit process. Tripwire Enterprise helps CAPITAL achieve and maintain a known, trusted and compliant state, reducing firefighting and significantly improving the quality of service it delivers its clients.

CAPITAL recently announced its re-certification and compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard and the achievement of a major milestone by surpassing the half-million mark in total active credit card accounts serviced; it is not by chance that high service availability and a compliant, secure IT environment helped them reach this goal.

"CAPITAL saw an investment in Tripwire as a way to gain a competitive edge," says Roni Wegner. "When you can tell current and potential customers that your company is compliant across an array of regulations and standards, offers high system availability and security, and is continually working on providing new services and support, you've already proven your business ROI."

About CAPITAL Card Services, Inc.

CAPITAL Card Services, Inc. is a leading servicer of MasterCard and Visa accounts for financial and non-financial institutions nationwide. The company services more than 500,000 accounts and manages more than $145 million in outstanding card receivables for its clients. CAPITAL provides turnkey account acquisition services, underwriting strategies, marketing, customer service, collections, and portfolio management services. It was established in 1998 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. For more information about CAPITAL, visit http://www.capitalcardservices.com.

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: http://www.tripwire.com.

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