SOURCE: TriGeo Network Security, Inc.

January 28, 2008 10:00 ET

TriGeo Joins PCI Security Standards Council

Brings Mid-Market SIEM Expertise to Help Level II and Level III Organizations Protect Cardholder Data

POST FALLS, ID--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - TriGeo Network Security, the proactive network defense company, today announced it has joined the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council as a Participating Organization. As a Participating Organization, TriGeo 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, 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 www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

As the industry's only real-time security information and event management (SIEM) solution targeting the mid-market, TriGeo streamlines several PCI requirements through hundreds of pre-built rules and reports for data and network protection and the ability to easily create new rules on the fly. Its appliance is architected for enterprises which typically fall into the PCI Level II and Level III merchant categories, processing one to six million credit card transactions annually and 20,000 to one million credit card transactions annually, respectively. TriGeo documents all machine, user and network activity and defends the network with proactive responses such as quarantining, blocking, routing and controlling services, processes, accounts and privileges.

Joining the Council gives TriGeo the opportunity to shape existing PCI data security standards while helping implement new criteria to meet evolving data protection safeguards for financial institutions, banks, merchants, processors and point of sale vendors. TriGeo's CTO, Michael Maloof, is a recognized network and data security expert, working with large Silicon Valley companies including Hewlett-Packard, Advanced Micro Devices, Varian Associates, KLA-Tencor and NGK. Michael is a published author, and co-inventor of TriGeo's patent-pending event correlation graphical user interface.

"Consumers have a right to expect that their credit and debit card purchases are safe and ensuring that they are requires a genuine commitment to security," said Michelle Dickman, president of TriGeo Network Security. "We're dedicated to working with the PCI Security Standards Council to map best practices that protect all parties: customers, merchants, banks and outsourced payment processors."

As a Participating Organization, TriGeo will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, 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, TriGeo is adding its voice to the process.

"The PCI Security Standards Council's mission is help 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, TriGeo demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal."

About TriGeo Network Security

TriGeo Network Security delivers enterprise security information and event management (SIEM) designed specifically for the needs of the mid-market. TriGeo SIM is the only real-time SIEM appliance that automatically identifies and responds to network attacks, suspicious behavior and policy violations. This award-winning product combines real-time log management, event correlation, USB detection and prevention with powerful active response technology. TriGeo SIM is both a unique network defense technology and an "Audit-Proven" compliance solution that meets the security monitoring and log management requirements imposed by PCI, GLBA, NCUA, FDIC, HIPAA, SOX and more.

TriGeo has hundreds of customers across key vertical markets including financial services, health care, government, utility, retail and media/entertainment. TriGeo SIM has won numerous awards including the 2007 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award, the 2007 Gartner Best Execution of a mid-market IT Solution, and the SC Magazine Best Buy of 2006 award for Event Management. The Company is headquartered in Idaho and is represented by partners nationwide.

For additional information about TriGeo and its products, services and partners, please contact TriGeo at 1 (866) 664-9292 or at www.TriGeo.com.

About PCI Security Standards Council

The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by fostering broad adoption of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

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