SOURCE: Tripwire

November 13, 2008 09:05 ET

eMeetingsOnline Proves Compliance and Realizes Operational Efficiency With Tripwire Enterprise

Innovative Conference Management Company Deploys Tripwire for PCI Compliance

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - November 13, 2008) - eMeetingsOnline, a Denver-based company that offers a web-based, single-source solution for the conference management and travel industries, has selected and implemented Tripwire Enterprise, the leading configuration control and change auditing solution. eMeetingsOnline chose Tripwire Enterprise to help it quickly prove and maintain PCI compliance. As a result, the company experienced a reduction in the costs involved in ongoing PCI audits and enhanced operational efficiency in its IT department.

Jack Schaufele, CEO of eMeetingsOnline, said in terms of the savings it offered the company, Tripwire Enterprise has already paid for itself -- reducing PCI auditing time from weeks to days. "Tripwire Enterprise has turned out to be a great audit tool and long-term investment," Schaufele said. "I understood we had to purchase Tripwire for PCI compliance, but I'm thrilled to see the unexpected benefits it offers by minimizing our ongoing compliance efforts and enhancing our abilities to diagnose operational IT issues."

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 investigated and resolved. This approach enables eMeetingsOnline -- which processes a high volume of credit card transactions as part of collecting event registration fees or booking a variety of travel arrangements for event attendees -- to better manage risk by providing continuous, automated compliance across its environment. As a PCI Level 1 Merchant, eMeetingsOnline is subject to both annual and quarterly third-party audits.

About eMeetingsOnline

eMeetingsOnline is a web-based, single-source solution for the conference management and travel industries. It serves trade show managers and meeting planners by facilitating attendee registration, lodging, and meeting planning for events as large as the Superbowl, plus industry conferences and association and corporate meetings.

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire helps over 6,000 enterprises worldwide reduce security risk, attain compliance and increase operational efficiency across virtual and physical environments. With its industry leading configuration assessment and change auditing software solutions, IT organizations achieve and maintain configuration control. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices worldwide.

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