SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

February 21, 2008 09:05 ET

Carnival Cruise Lines Selects Tripwire Enterprise for PCI Compliance

World's Largest Cruise Line Increases Efficiency and Reduces Risk Using Leading PCI Compliance Software Solution

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - Carnival Cruise Lines today announced its selection of Tripwire, the industry leader in configuration assessment and auditing solutions, to leverage Tripwire Enterprise as part of the company's continuing efforts in achieving and maintaining a known, trusted and compliant state -- ensuring Carnival's IT systems continue to be secure, consistently available and compliant with regulatory standards. Tripwire Enterprise will help Carnival to streamline its already comprehensive auditing processes as part of the company's ongoing commitment to ensure its guests' credit card data remains secure.

Tripwire's technology automatically detects unauthorized, non-compliant change to enterprise-wide systems and virtual environments and, in the event an unexpected change is encountered, immediately alerts Carnival's IT staff so that exceptions to its change and release management policies can be immediately updated and investigated. This approach enables Carnival to better manage risk by providing continuous, automated compliance across its entire IT environment.

Tripwire also assists Carnival in complying with multiple regulatory standards -- such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Previously, Carnival had leveraged Tripwire for Servers, and by upgrading to the enhanced Tripwire Enterprise, ensures Carnival will continue to meet PCI requirements on schedule, while providing a continuous known and trusted state across the data center.

"We are very pleased to partner with Tripwire and look forward to working with them in making sure our passengers' data is secure, and that we continue to meet regulatory compliance requirements," said Carlos Beceiro, security manager for Carnival. "Tripwire was the clear choice to help us keep our customers' data safe."

About Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 22 "Fun Ships" operating voyages ranging from three to 18 days in length to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, New England, Canada, Bermuda, Europe, and South America. The company has three new ships scheduled for delivery between now and 2011.

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc. is the recognized leader of configuration audit and control solutions, serving over 6,000 enterprises worldwide. As the first in the industry to combine configuration assessment with configuration change auditing, Tripwire helps IT organizations automate compliance across the data center, reducing risk and increasing operational efficiency. Tripwire ensures the organization achieves continuous operational, regulatory and security compliance, helping IT achieve and maintain a known, trusted and compliant system state. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices in the UK, Australia and Japan. For more information visit: http://www.tripwire.com/.

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