SOURCE: StillSecure

November 13, 2006 12:17 ET

StillSecure VAM Gains PCI Approval

VAM Tracks and Manages Vulnerabilities to Help Organizations Become PCI Compliant

SUPERIOR, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- StillSecure®, provider of an award-winning, integrated suite of enterprise network security solutions, today announced that StillSecure VAM™, the company's enterprise vulnerability management platform, meets critical PCI compliance standards. PCI is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard which applies to all members, merchants, and service providers that store, process or transmit credit cardholder data.

Coalfire Systems, Inc., a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and Qualified Payment Application Security Company, assessed VAM against relevant PCI standards and best practices. The assessment determined that VAM is successfully meeting critical PCI testing criteria for identifying and managing security vulnerabilities.

"When implemented properly, VAM's functionality provides system and security administrators a key control to manage vulnerabilities around the cardholder environment," said Kennet Westby, Chief Technology Officer at Coalfire Systems. "StillSecure VAM is a vital component to the payment card environment data security. It helps clients meet core PCI control objectives for vulnerability management."

"Organizations who fail PCI audits receive a massive list of 'to-dos' before gaining compliance and it eases the process when customers can rely on StillSecure for a PCI approved solution like VAM," said Mitchell Ashley, CTO and VP of Customer Experience at StillSecure. "When deployed in an environment that has standard security technologies in place, the advanced security technologies in the StillSecure suite allow organizations to meet 85 to 90 percent of PCI technology requirements."

In addition to VAM, StillSecure offers a suite of network security solutions including Safe Access, a network access control (NAC) solution; and Strata Guard, a network-based intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS). Both Safe Access and Strata Guard are currently being assessed for PCI compliance. In conjunction with the assessment approval, StillSecure has launched a discount program for organizations looking to deploy StillSecure's products to support PCI compliance.

For more information on PCI requirements and how the StillSecure suite can help organizations comply, please visit:

About StillSecure

StillSecure delivers network security solutions that protect IT business infrastructure. The integrated StillSecure suite provides preventative defense, enables compliance with regulatory information security policies, and actively blocks network attacks. StillSecure manages and reduces risk from network attack and noncompliance for some of the largest organizations in government, healthcare, financial services, and education. StillSecure solutions are available through its direct sales force and channel partners. For more information please call (303) 381-3830, or visit

About Coalfire Systems, Inc.

Coalfire Systems is a national Compliance Auditor whose clients include the Fortune 100, banking, government, educational institutions, healthcare, and the private sector. Practice areas include IT Governance, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach Bliley, Forensic services, FFIEC, FISMA, US Patriot Act, and HIPAA. For more information, visit

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