SOURCE: NaviSite, Inc.

August 14, 2008 12:30 ET

NaviSite Joins PCI Security Standards Council as Newest Participating Organization

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

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2008) - NaviSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVI), a leading provider of enterprise hosting and application solutions, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. As a Participating Organization, NaviSite will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, 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

As a Participating Organization, NaviSite will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, and will be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 400 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, NaviSite 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, NaviSite demonstrates it is playing an active part in this important end goal."

"NaviSite is committed to providing our customers with the latest PCI DSS by delivering the expertise needed to identify PCI compliance," said Mark Clayman, Senior Vice President of Hosting Services, NaviSite. "Participation in the PCI Security Standards is further evidence of NaviSite's leadership in this area, and we look forward to the opportunity to play a vital role in formulating secure measures that help protect the integrity of data and secure payment transactions."

About PCI Security Standards Council

The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit

About NaviSite

NaviSite is a leading provider of enterprise hosting and application solutions. Customers depend on NaviSite for managed application services, application development, implementation and management on its web infrastructure platforms in 17 state-of-the art data centers supported by more than 700 professionals. NaviSite provides customized and scalable solutions leveraging its broad range of application development capabilities, packaged software implementation expertise, deep portfolio of best in class technologies and a full suite of web-hosting and internet infrastructure options. For more information, please visit

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