SOURCE: Panoptic Security

Panoptic Security

February 17, 2011 10:01 ET

Info Security Products Guide Names Panoptic Security Winner of the 2011 Global Excellence Compliance Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - February 17, 2011) - Panoptic Security, a leading provider of online PCI compliance solutions, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named ExpertPCI™, a winner of the 2011 Global Excellence Awards in compliance. More than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2011 Global Excellence Awards Finalists and Winners. Winners were announced during the awards dinner and presentation on February 16, 2011 in San Francisco attended by the finalists and judges.

This is the second year in a row that ExpertPCI has been named a winner from Info Security Products Guide for its ability to assist Level 3 & 4 merchants in achieving PCI compliance per the PCI DSS, which is regulated by the PCI Council. The PCI Council is the security standards organization for the international credit card payment brands, such as Visa and MasterCard. PCI compliance ensures that merchants are properly securing consumer's credit card data and its payment environment is safe.

ExpertPCI assesses whether or not merchants are PCI compliant and advises on how to easily become compliant. Using ExpertPCI, merchants can quickly determine the right PCI Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) that is appropriate for their business and receive all the necessary documentation. Merchants can access the ExpertPCI application 24/7 to update their SAQ and view compliance reports, remediation plan and security policies.

To continue streamlining the ExpertPCI solution for end users, Panoptic Security recently released enhancements to its core product to further improve the merchant experience and create greater competitive advantages. Those new extensions include PrePopulatedPCI™, LegacyPCI™ and HandsFreePCI™.

"We are honored to be recognized again from Info Security Products Guide for our product innovation and excellence," said Leslie Norris, executive vice president at Panoptic Security. "The team at Panoptic Security has a relentless drive to stay customer focused and deliver products that help our users become successful. This recognition from Info Security Products Guide is a reflection of our commitment to security and helping our users become PCI compliant."

Info Security Products Guide sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow's technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and market research that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit and stay secured.

Panoptic Security is a technology security company that specializes in PCI DSS compliance programs for small and mid-size merchants. Its ExpertPCI online web application enables merchants to assess and validate their PCI compliance. Their core product is also enhanced with its unique Pre-PopulatedPCI™ SAQ template program, LegacyPCI™ switching program and full implementation HandsFreePCI™ program. Panoptic Security supports merchant PCI needs directly and through relationships with merchant service providers, ISOs, credit card processors and acquiring banks. PCI compliance is required for any and all businesses that do credit card transactions with their customers. Panoptic Security recently received the 2010 Info Security Products Guide Global Products Excellence Award in the compliance category. For additional information contact or visit

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