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BeyondTrust Accepted As PCI Security Standards Council Approved Scanning Vendor

BeyondTrust Proves Ability to Detect, Identify and Report Vulnerabilities

PHOENIX, May 19, 2014 - BeyondTrust, the security industry's only provider of Context-Aware Security Intelligence, announced today that its Retina Enterprise Vulnerability Management solution has successfully completed the rigorous PCI Security Standards Council Approved Scanning Vendors (ASV) testing process.

The PCI Data Security Standard (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 adopt information security controls and processes to ensure data integrity. Participating payment brands require PCI DSS compliance reports by a certified third-party assessor for on-site audits of merchants and service providers that process payment card transactions. More information on the Council and the standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org

As an ASV, BeyondTrust is able to help merchants manage data security risks, evaluate the security of their systems that store payment account data and assist them in achieving compliance with the PCI DSS.

"The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data," said Bob Russo, General Manager, PCI Security Standards Council. “By participating in the ASV certification process, BeyondTrust demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal."

BeyondTrust has achieved approved status by subjecting the company’s Retina Enterprise Vulnerability Management solution, which serves to provide organizations with context-aware vulnerability assessment and risk analysis, to rigorous testing on the Council’s infrastructure. The test simulates the network of a typical security scan customer. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, the PCI DSS qualification reassures merchants that they are being assessed accurately and fairly against the most current payment industry requirements. Additionally, the vendors approved by the PCI Security Standards Council are the only entities qualified to perform scanning assessments.

"The meticulous development that continues to go into BeyondTrust’s Retina Enterprise Vulnerability Management solution has once again withstood the rigorous testing process by the PCI Security Standards Council and that the company is able to continue the legacy as an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV)," said Morey Haber, Senior Director, Program Management, BeyondTrust. "This approval marks the fifth consecutive year that BeyondTrust has been an ASV and it’s something we’ll continue to strive to maintain in the years to come."

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

About BeyondTrust

BeyondTrust empowers security-conscious organizations with Context-Aware Security Intelligence, delivering Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management solutions that reduce IT security risks and simplify compliance reporting across heterogeneous IT environments.

Our customers not only mitigate user-based risks arising from misuse of system or device privileges, but also identify and remediate asset vulnerabilities targeted by cyber-attacks. As a result, they address both internal and external threats, while making every device – physical, virtual, mobile and cloud – as secure as possible. BeyondTrust solutions are unified under the BeyondInsight IT Risk Management Platform, which provides IT and security teams a single, contextual lens through which to view user and asset risk.

More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include 8 of the world's 10 largest banks, 8 of the world's 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and 7 of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities across the globe.


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Contacts:
Anne Trapasso
Voce Communications for BeyondTrust
P: (585) 813-6111
E: atrapasso@vocecomm.com

Ella Nevill
PCI Security Standards Council
P: (781) 876-6248
E: press@pcisecuritystandards.org