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8MAN alleviates PCI DSS compliance burden


Although the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is nearly eight years old many organisations still find it a burden to comply. 8MAN, from protected-networks, is a graphical, intuitive solution that manages and reports on data access to enable compliance with minimal disruption.

London (PRWEB UK) 31 October 2012

PCI DSS was created to increase controls around cardholder data to reduce credit card fraud and should be implemented by all entities that process, store or transmit cardholder data. The primary objective is to enhance payment card data security by providing an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process - including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents.
Compliance is of course the prudent thing to do, but it needs to be achieved in a cost-effective manner with minimal operational disruption. This is where 8MAN from protected-networks can help.

The standard includes twelve headline requirements, over 200 sub-requirements and around 650 detail points encompassing technology, procedure and process. To support organisations looking to comply, protected-networks has produced a simple checklist. This checklist shows how 8MAN supports PCI DSS requirements such as restricting access to cardholder data on a business need to know basis, assigning a unique ID to each person with computer access, tracking and monitoring all access to network resources and cardholder data and maintaining a policy that addresses information security.

“PCI DSS is more about security than compliance and when implemented correctly using a solution such as 8MAN, will keep card holder data protected under any circumstances,” commented Steven Bennett, Head of Channel EMEA, protected-networks.

About protected-networks: Founded in 2009, protected-networks GmbH is an international company headquartered in Berlin that develops integrated solutions for access rights management of physical and virtual server environments across all business sectors and at public authorities. The solution, 8MAN is an Information Trust Software based on an innovative approach to integrated data security management and offers uniform and automated management of user rights. Clients thereby save cost and time while increasing protection against unauthorised internal access.

For more information, please contact:
Smriti Dave
International Marketing & PR GmbH
Tel: +44 (0) 1276 919 989
+49 (30) 390 63 45-67

Susan Children
UK Marketing GmbH
Tel: +44 (0) 777 594 0284

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