SOURCE: Trustwave



February 01, 2011 03:01 ET

Intesa Sanpaolo Card Validates Compliance With the PCI DSS

LONDON and ZAGREB, REPUBLIC OF CROATIA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - Intesa Sanpaolo Card Ltd. (ISP Card), a card processing company, has been validated compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Trustwave, the leading provider of PCI DSS compliance management solutions, performed the validation.

PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands -- Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB.

As a member of a financial group, ISP Card had to demonstrate compliance by thoroughly validating its adherence to a comprehensive range of security policies and procedures. To maintain their compliance, ISP Card has enrolled in Trustwave's on-demand compliance management solution, TrustKeeper®, to access the necessary tools to support on-going compliance such as quarterly network vulnerability scans. Additionally, ISP Card passed multiple network penetration tests to ensure proper security controls were in place to protect its organization from attacks by data thieves hoping to obtain confidential data.

"Validating compliance with the PCI DSS is an important additional step to demonstrate the security of our operations," said Zdenek Houser, CEO at Intesa Sanpaolo Card. "Implementing Trustwave's leading security solutions helped us validate and maintain our compliance to further secure our customers."

"ISP Card understands that security goes hand-in-hand with normal business activities, integrating security requirements and controls into the early stages of product and process development," said Andy Bokor, executive director, EMEA and APAC, at Trustwave. "In their rapidly changing environment, ISP Card has committed themselves to information security as a pillar for successful business."

About Intesa Sanpaola Card
Intesa Sanpaolo Card Ltd (Intesa Sanpaolo Group) is the payment card company founded in 2009, dedicated to developing and managing the card business on an international level in those countries where Intesa Sanpaolo operates. The share capital is of 30.863.400,00 kuna with the ownership of 53.46% Intesa Sanpaolo Holding International, 31.20% PBZ and 15.34% Banka Koper. Operating centres based in the Republic of Croatia and Slovenia are the strong base for the activities of credit card payments, at foreign markets where the Intesa Sanpaolo operates. Member banks of the Intesa Sanpaolo currently operate a 6.2 million debit and credit cards, around 63.000 POS terminals and 2.600 ATMs. Continuous growth of Intesa Sanpaolo Card will assure generation of synergies and creation of economical value to all the banks and other organizations to which it will provide its services. For more information, visit

About Trustwave
Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions. Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations -- ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers -- manage compliance and secure their network infrastructure, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit

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