SOURCE: Evantix

June 13, 2008 20:04 ET

Evantix Joins PCI Security Standards Council as Newest Participating Organization

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

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - Evantix, provider of e-business risk and compliance management solutions, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. As a Participating Organization, Evantix will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other data protection standards.

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, 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 www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

As a Participating Organization, Evantix 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 450 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, Evantix 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, Evantix demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal."

"PCI compliance is essential for maintaining trust and confidence in the payment card industry. Evantix provides a PCI management platform that acquiring banks, merchants, and their independent auditors can use to dramatically cut the cost, time, and risk associated with managing PCI compliance. Results are presented in business terms, for business people," said James Christiansen, CEO, Evantix.

About PCI Security Standards Council

The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by fostering broad adoption of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

About Evantix

Evantix provides relief for businesses in need of efficient, economical solutions for measuring, monitoring and reporting security risks associated with their third party service providers. The company delivers e-business risk and compliance management solutions as a managed service or via its software as a service (SaaS) platform to provide customers with visibility into these complex relationships. Evantix is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California. More information is available at www.evantix.com.