July 18, 2007 10:04 ET

NSS Labs Joins PCI Security Standards Council (SSC)

Commits to Provide Independence and Expertise in Support of the PCI Security Standards Council's Objectives

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - NSS Labs (NSS), a world leader in independent security product testing and certification, today announced it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) as a Participating Organization. The Council is the independent industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (DSS).

"We are pleased to have NSS join us as a Participating Organization," said Bob Russo, general manager, PCI Security Standards Council. "We look forward to working with them and the greater Participating Organization membership to increase awareness and drive adoption of the PCI Data Security Standard."

NSS Labs provides critical insight into product security and performance. Comprehensive certifications address a wide range of security technologies, including Firewall, VPN, Host and Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention (NIDS, HIDS, NIPS, HIPS), Unified Threat Management (UTM), Wireless Security, Content Filtering and Data Leak Prevention (DLP), Web Application Firewall (WAF), Vulnerability Assessment (VA), and cryptographic / PKI solutions.

"NSS' deep experience in security product testing and certification will contribute to and benefit the highly-respected work and mission of the Council," said Matt Harrigan, President, NSS Labs. "Joining the PCI Security Standards Council is an honor, and we look forward to supporting the Council in its efforts to increase the adoption of the PCI DSS worldwide."

About NSS Labs

Founded in 1991, Chicago-based NSS Labs is the globally recognized leader in independent security & performance testing and certification. NSS clients include IBM, Cisco, Juniper Networks, SourceFire, McAfee, Fortinet and Radware. NSS Labs performs the most comprehensive, complex, high-performance security testing in the industry with headquarters in Chicago. For more information, visit:

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