September 14, 2006 21:14 ET

AOmega Named as MasterCard Approved Scanning Vendor

AOmega Certified by MasterCard as an Approved Scanning Vendor for the Site Data Protection (SDP) Program Allowing AOmega to Help Merchants and Service Providers Comply With the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS)

BURR RIDGE, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 14, 2006 -- AOmega, a leading security solutions provider, reinforces its security solutions and the capabilities of its Vulnerability Management Service (VMS) offering by becoming an Approved Scanning Vendor for the MasterCard Site Data Protection (SDP) Program.

AOmega is committed to helping merchants and service providers achieve and maintain PCI compliance. By becoming an Approved Scanning Vendor for the Site Data Protection (SDP) Program, AOmega can offer merchants and service providers a unique offering called VMS. "VMS is a security program designed by AOmega to mitigate risks and manage vulnerabilities that could be exploited either internally or externally," says Patrick Harbauer, AOmega's Chief Security Officer. "Striving to attain SDP-compliance shows that we are focused on managing risks for our clients who store, transmit or process credit card information. Security is a part of everything we do at AOmega -- it is a part of our DNA," he continues.

The MasterCard SDP Program provides merchants, service providers and acquirers with easy access to the security solutions providers who are qualified and compliant. AOmega is on the MasterCard SDP Program's list of approved security scanning vendors. More information can be found at:

The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. According to the standard, all members, merchants, and service providers who store, process or transmit credit card information must meet specific security requirements to be compliant with SDP and PCI. Maintaining a vulnerability management program is key to meeting compliance. For more on PCI Standards, please visit:

About AOmega

As a well-respected thought leader and premier provider of security and IT solutions, AOmega works collaboratively with clients to design and implement secure environments, improve operational processes, and leverage technology to intelligently grow their businesses. As trusted advisors to leading organizations, AOmega helps clients bring their vision and business goals to reality with solutions that solve real world problems, deliver measurable value and produce bottom line results from their IT investments. The management team has over 100 years of combined experience in high technology and security solutions, and the AOmega consulting staff consists of credentialed security professionals. All AOmega employees submit to rigorous security background checks, and are formally trained and certified within their respective disciplines. Additional information about the company can be found at

Contact Information

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    Mark DeLira
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