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EOS Payment Solutions Employs Secure Computing’s Secure Firewall For PCI Compliance

  • 14 July, 2008 10:51

<p>Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq: SCUR), a leading enterprise gateway security company, today announced that EOS Payment Solutions has selected the company’s Secure Firewall (formerly known as Sidewinder®) to ensure comprehensive security and manageability while complying with the new Payment Card Industry (PCI ) Data Security Standard (DSS).</p>
<p>“A solid argument for Secure Firewall was the fact that the system had never been hacked. The same cannot be said for any other firewall product on the market. Furthermore, Secure Firewall made it possible to address PCI requirements promptly and easily – all we had to change were the password guidelines,” said Michael Hülsiggensen, General Manager at EOS Payment Solutions. “Our business model in itself requires the highest standards in IT security, which clearly indicated that the comprehensive security appliance from Secure Computing was the right choice.”</p>
<p>Since the company’s formation, EOS Payment Solutions has employed Secure Computing’s Secure Firewall, which fulfills all firewall-related PCI DSS requirements. Secure Firewall provides application-layer filtering, encrypted data transfer and supports stringent authentication specifications, while the reporting tool enables users to routinely monitor network activity.</p>
<p>In addition, Secure Firewall’s intrusion detection and prevention functionality identifies and logs attacks on the network as well as occurring irregularities. Using this data, the administrator can progressively improve the security of the corporate network. The technology also blocks potential front-end threats for complete protection. Secure Firewall sets a new standard for proactive threat detection by integrating the industry’s first and leading reputation system—TrustedSource™ technology—into every firewall. As a result, EOS Payment Solutions’ network benefits from real-time behavior monitoring of dynamic URLs, domains, IPs, message content and images. The resulting reputation scores enable proactive blocking of spam, spyware, viruses and malware at the gateway—well before they ever gain access to the network.</p>
<p>EOS Payment Solutions combines automated payment solutions with well-grounded expertise in information, arrears and receivables management. The company’s “ClickPay” products facilitate credit card and debit payments, online transfers, leasing and financing, and risk and receivables management. Additional services such as the provision of address and credit rating information, risk assessments and sales financing complete the package. To be authorized to continue handling credit card information, EOS Payment Solutions had to review its own security strategy with reference to PCI specifications.</p>
<p>PCI DSS is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to optimize the security of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information. PCI DSS was created jointly in 2004 by Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. It clearly outlines the 12 key requirements with which companies processing, storing, or transmitting payment card data must comply or risk losing their payment processing abilities. Merchants and payment card service providers must validate their compliance periodically with auditors. Deadline dates for compliance with PCI DSS are imminent, with the first 6.6 requirement of installing an application-layer firewall in front of all Web-facing applications taking effect June 30, 2008.</p>
<p>“With more than 10 million transactions executed each year, every customer of EOS Payment Solutions will benefit from the exceptional capabilities of Secure Computing’s Secure Firewall,” added Hülsiggensen.</p>
<p>About EOS Payment Solutions
EOS Payment Solutions is part of EOS Group. The 37 operating companies in the Group are active in the Information management, Arrears management and Receivables management business units and look after some 20,000 clients around the world – from banks and insurance companies, through manufacturing industry and the mail order segment, right up to public utilities, telecommunications firms and IT companies.</p>
<p>About Secure Computing’s PCI Initiative
In January 2008, Secure Computing launched its Payment Card Industry (PCI) Initiative, a multi-faceted program aimed at providing global organizations with the information, tools and best-of-breed solutions they need to comply with the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS). The initiative leverages the company’s security expertise and ongoing research to help businesses implement proactive security solutions to protect their customers’ personal data. Secure Computing has also developed a dedicated PCI Website to provide organizations with information on the 12 major PCI requirements, best practices and solutions for compliance, expert opinions, current news on the topic and a directory of other resources. For more information, please visit</p>
<p>About Secure Computing Corporation
Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq:SCUR), a leading provider of enterprise gateway security, delivers a comprehensive set of solutions that help customers protect their critical Web, email and network assets. Over half the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 are part of our more than 22,000 global customers, supported by a worldwide network of more than 2,000 partners. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices worldwide. For more information, see</p>

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