SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

March 03, 2008 09:05 ET

Crutchfield Proves Compliance and Improves Service With Tripwire Enterprise

Industry Leader Leverages Configuration Audit & Control for PCI Compliance

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - Crutchfield, a leading online retailer of consumer electronics, has selected and implemented Tripwire Enterprise, a leading configuration audit and control solution. Crutchfield chose Tripwire Enterprise to help it maintain continuous compliance across multiple regulatory standards, reducing the time and cost associated with audits, and to help it attract new business. Crutchfield chose Tripwire to ensure it will be able to achieve and maintain a known and trusted state across its infrastructure.

Tripwire automatically detects unauthorized, non-compliant change to enterprise-wide systems and virtual environments and immediately alerts IT staff so that exceptions to its change and release management policies can be immediately updated and investigated. This approach enables Crutchfield to better manage risk by providing continuous, automated compliance across its environment. Retailers, including Crutchfield, must comply with multiple regulatory standards, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

"Throughout its 34-year history, we have made a priority of putting the customer first," said Jeff Bingaman, senior director of IT for Crutchfield. "Ensuring that our customers' data is secure, and that our website is consistently available to them, is mission critical for us -- and Tripwire is the right tool for that job."

About Crutchfield, Inc.

Crutchfield Corporation, which will celebrate its 34th anniversary in 2008, is the nation's first direct integrated marketer (catalog, call center, and Internet) of consumer electronics products. Since its introduction in 1974, the Crutchfield catalog has been a respected authority on car and home entertainment products, winning several awards for quality, design, and usefulness. Crutchfield's Sales and Technical Advisors, the core of Crutchfield's commitment to superior customer service, are noted for their high integrity, product expertise, and technical support. They are available by phone, e-mail, and live online chat. Crutchfield.com offers a convenient, full-service shopping destination to buyers of car and home audio/video products. CrutchfieldAdvisor.com is an all-information website that serves as a single comprehensive source about consumer electronics. Crutchfield was the first vendor-authorized audio/video retailer on the Internet and is one of only two retailers to have won BizRate's coveted "Circle of Excellence" award eight times.

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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