SOURCE: CoreTrace

October 15, 2008 07:04 ET

CoreTrace Joins PCI Security Standards Council as Newest Participating Organization

CoreTrace to Participate in Key Standards Setting Body Protecting Payment Cardholder Data

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - CoreTrace, the creator of high-security / easy-change application whitelisting, today announced that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. As a participating organization, CoreTrace will work with the council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity. More information on the council and the standard can be found at http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

As a participating organization, CoreTrace will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the council, be able to provide feedback on the standards, and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 500 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity's best protection against data criminals. By joining as a participating organization, CoreTrace is adding its voice to the process.

"The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data," said Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. "By participating in the standards setting process, CoreTrace demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal."

Based on a unique combination of security and flexibility, the award-winning BOUNCER technology from CoreTrace has received numerous accolades from both leading IT publications and industry analyst organizations. BOUNCER's impressive record against rogue applications was shown in the recent Defcon "Race to Zero" competition, where the solution stopped 100 percent of all malware created. BOUNCER's patent-pending "Trusted Change" capability, announced last month at DEMOfall 08 in San Diego, enables IT professionals to predefine multiple sources from which users can safely install applications and have them automatically added to the whitelist -- without any further IT involvement required.

"CoreTrace welcomes the opportunity to work with the PCI Security Standards Council and other participating organizations to help drive the development of security standards," said Toney Jennings, president and CEO of CoreTrace. "We firmly stand behind application whitelisting as a viable and effective way to fully combat malware and also increase overall security. Given the sheer volume and sophistication of today's malware, traditional blacklist-based antivirus offerings are no longer effective for endpoint security so we are pleased to enlighten the council with our vast knowledge in this particular area."

About PCI Security Standards Council

The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit http://www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

About CoreTrace

CoreTrace® is the creator of high-security / easy-change application whitelisting. The company's BOUNCER™ product has received accolades from customers, analysts, and leading publications like InfoWorld, Network World and PC Magazine for a simple reason -- BOUNCER is the only solution that simultaneously stops all bad applications while allowing users to easily add good ones via its patent-pending "Trusted Change" capability. The result is improved security and more productive users at a lower total cost of ownership.

For more information about CoreTrace, please visit: www.CoreTrace.com.

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