SOURCE: Trustwave


November 24, 2009 06:01 ET

Trustwave Expands Global Operations With New Offices in Mexico and Colombia

Provides Dedicated Support to Local Customers

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - November 24, 2009) - Trustwave, the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world, has opened new offices in Mexico City and Bogota, Colombia. These additional locations will enable better regional support of data security and compliance initiatives with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

An increase in Latin American demand for compliance validation with the PCI DSS necessitated the additional locations. PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that process, transmit and/or store cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands -- Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB. Trustwave will continue to provide the region its full suite of security and compliance solutions, including managed security services and compliance validation services for PCI DSS.

"For MasterCard, offering top-notch security solutions to our customers and cardholders is of utmost importance. This is why we are pleased that Trustwave is expanding its services to Mexico and Colombia," said Guillermo Maniaux, vice president, Security and Risk Management, MasterCard Mexico and Central America. "Through our partnership with Trustwave our customers benefit from a broad range of proprietary, on-demand compliance solutions and managed security services."

"As PCI DSS compliance validation gains momentum in Latin America, it's critical that merchants work with an organization that understands the local culture and can provide technology and solutions that meet their needs," says Guillermo Enrique Puerto Avella, Gerente General at Incocrédito, a service provider to the financial services industry. "Trustwave has been our partner for several years and has continued to expand their service offering, in addition to their locations. We're excited about their Bogota office because they can now serve local businesses that need to secure their network environment and protect sensitive data."

These office openings continue Trustwave's expansion into the Latin American market. Trustwave has regional headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil, as well as a location in Santiago, Chile. Managing Director Jarrett Benavidez continues to head the Latin America/Caribbean region, which serves South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

"The expansion into Latin America will bring more resources to our clients to help protect their information and comply with regulatory standards like the PCI DSS," says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "These office openings exemplify our dedication and commitment to this market."

"We've seen a continued increase in PCI DSS compliance validation activity in this region, which makes it clear that merchants, acquiring banks and service providers understand its importance," said Benavidez. "We now have more resources to devote to businesses with local language support."

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