Certified as a PCI Approved Scanning Vendor

By Fortra's Digital Defense

San Antonio, TX – July 17, 2012 – Digital Defense, Inc., a leading provider of managed, cloud-based security assessment solutions announced the company’s notification from the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC) that it has once again been certified as a PCI Approved Scanning Vendor (PCI ASV).

“We are extremely proud that we have not only achieved PCI (ASV) certification, but that we are in a premier class of vendors who have been successfully re-certified for seven years running,” stated Mark Bell, EVP of Operations at Digital Defense.

Digital Defense’s long-standing PCI ASV certification demonstrates dependability and consistency, as organizations must go through a rigorous review process as defined by the PCI SSC. The company’s PCI-Pro, a managed PCI compliance offering, is built upon Digital Defense’s popular managed vulnerability scanning solution, VLM-Pro (Vulnerability Lifecycle Management – Professional). Like VLM-Pro, PCI-Pro includes vulnerability remediation project management delivered by the a team of certified Security Analysts, which means clients can attain PCI compliance faster and effectively maintain it over time with the support provided by Digital Defense’s PCI compliance experts.

“At EECU the protection of our member data is critical. We take our responsibility associated with information security very seriously and safeguarding our member data is of the highest priority. Although we aren’t required to be PCI Compliant, we use the guidelines set by the PCI Security Standards Council as a pathway to better security for our members,” said John Bock, CIO at EECU. “All of the information security solutions we source from Digital Defense provide exceptional value by allowing us to focus on our core business objectives while assuring members that our information security program is beyond reproach.”

“Recent headlines underscore the importance of organizations developing proactive security strategies to thwart potential security breaches. The selection of an Information Security provider is paramount to this security”, Bell said. “The PCI SSC has set a standard, which is recognized and respected worldwide. Because Digital Defense has the distinction of having been certified longer than more than 90% of the other ASVs, we believe we have a higher level of understanding surrounding the PCI compliance requirements, which is demonstrated through the delivery of our PCI solution. Since we provide a broad array of security assessment solutions, we are also a great choice for organizations looking to not only achieve and maintain PCI compliance, but to realize an information security program that continually improves its security culture and as a result minimizes the risk of an information security breach.”

About the PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum for the ongoing development, enhancement, storage, dissemination and implementation of security standards for account data protection.The PCI Security Standards Council’s mission is to enhance payment account data security by driving education and awareness of the PCI Security Standards. The organization was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc. https://pcisecuritystandards.org.

About EECU
EECU began 77 years ago as a credit union to serve the financial needs of Fort Worth teachers. Today, with assets of more than $1.4 billion, EECU is a community-based credit union that continues its tradition of serving educators as well as the financial needs of individuals or businesses in greater Fort Worth and surrounding areas including Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Palo Pinto and Hood counties. EECU provides its more than 150,000 members with a full range of financial products and services through its 13 convenient branch locations and alternative delivery channels including more than 700 local and 43,000 nationwide, free ATMs. For more information, visit eecu.org.

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