SOURCE: PISA Security Inc.

May 02, 2006 09:30 ET

PISA Security Launches Data-Security Software for Hospitality Industry to Stem Identity Theft

Suite of Software Products and Consulting Services Gives Hoteliers Ways to Avert Information-Security Breaches and Prevent Identity Theft of Confidential Employee and Guest Data

LAGUNA HILLS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 2, 2006 -- The privacy of guest data at many hotels is under attack, according to the founders of PISA Security Inc., who today introduced a suite of software and consulting services to give the hospitality industry the ability to monitor data security and close gaps that leave them vulnerable to identity theft.

Hotel, resort and timeshare operators have traditionally been concerned about the physical security of their guests. Now, they must worry about the "virtual" security of hotel records, which contain sensitive employee and guest data, including social security numbers and credit card information. However, due to increasing demand to assist hotel guests and employees with their technology questions, hospitality-industry IT professionals cite lack of time and staff resources to monitor, prevent and correct data-security and identity breaches.

"2005 was the worst year on record for security breaches and identify theft," said Marcus Bruninghaus, co-founder and chief executive officer, PISA Security. "The hospitality industry was not immune to this trend, with some companies reporting as many as 250,000 customer records lost. Many hotel operators are finding that their information-technology resources can't keep up with the rise of identity fraud and other online security breaches. We created PISA Security to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our IT colleagues at hotels to identify and correct gaps in their network security set up."

PISA Security's suite of products and services for hotels, resorts and timeshare properties include network intrusion-detection and -protection software as well as information security awareness training.

--  PisaProtect™ combines client and network security to deliver
    multilayer network protection.
    
--  PisaDefend™ works as a two-stage process. In stage one, PISA
    Security engineers establish a baseline by conducting a patch-level audit
    of the entire network and reporting any holes that are found. Secure audit
    policy settings then are applied as recommended by the nation's top
    security institutions. Stage two involves the installation of PISA's
    exclusive monitoring device that enables the local hotel IT staff to look
    for any unusual activities and monitor the availability of all
    applications, computers and network equipment.
    
--  PisaMind™ is a security awareness training program designed to be
    seamlessly integrated with a hotel's existing learning management system.
    
PISA Security will demonstrate its software at the 2006 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in Minneapolis from June 19 to 22, 2006.

About PISA Security Inc.

A team of information-security experts with more than 60 years of hospitality and information-technology experience founded PISA Security to prevent the network security breaches that threaten employee and guest data in the hospitality industry. From providing a multilayered security platform for data protection to facilitating management of an entire network's security posture, PISA Security has a variety of solutions designed specifically to meet the unique needs of hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. For product specifications and sales inquiries, visit www.pisasecurity.com.

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