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Steven Blinn
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Twenty-Six Data Security Firms Join
the PCI Security Vendor Alliance

Industry Organization Leverages Members' Combined Experience
To Enhance Retail Data Security

New York – March 13, 2007 – Twenty-six companies have joined The Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance (PCI SVA) within one month of the organization's launch.

The new members joining the PCI SVA are: ACR2 Solutions, Air Tight Networks, Application Security Inc, Arsenal Security, BitArmor, Breach Security, Centrify, Cloakware, CSP Security, Digiware, Ecora, Ipswitch, Kinamik, Loglogic, nCircle, Net Compliance Solutions, New Edge Networks, nuBridges, Princeton Softech, Rapid7, RBSlynx, securitymetrics, SenSage, Tizor, Vectra-corp, and Vontu.

The PCI SVA was formed to work with the payment card industry – including merchants, banks, payment processors and point-of-sale vendors – develop their “roadmap to PCI DSS compliance” – showing them how to efficiently achieve compliance with the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). The members of the PCI SVA view the PCI DSS as the best available framework to guide an organization in how to protect sensitive data and reduce the risk of a security breach.

PCI SVA members, all with strong experience in delivering PCI compliance products and services to thousands of customers, will leverage their combined knowledge to support the objectives of the payment card industry by securing sensitive data processed by their merchant partners with best-of-breed PCI DSS solutions that address the needs of any enterprise that seeks a clearly defined, highly auditable data protection framework.

“We are very pleased to welcome all our new PCI SVA members, and look forward to working with them to offer trusted, proven solutions that enable the payment card industry and merchants to protect the privacy of consumer information and other sensitive data,” said David Taylor, VP of Data Security Strategies for Protegrity, one of the founding members of the PCI SVA.

PCI SVA was founded on January 27th by a group of leading data security firms: ConfigureSoft, Cyber-Ark, Modulo Security, Proginet, Protegrity, Reflex Security and Safe-Net.

To demonstrate the business value of PCI DSS solutions, and their value in meeting other regulatory privacy and data security directives, the PCI SVA will publish educational white papers, case studies and return-on-investment (ROI) analyses. In addition, the PCI SVA will host a series of Webinars and in-person seminars to help organizations develop their PCI DSS compliance roadmaps. Finally, the PCI SVA website will host the PCI Security Technology Forum, where any organization (vendors and users) can discuss the security technologies that are critical to achieving PCI DSS compliance.

To learn more about the PCI SVA, and to apply for membership, visit the Security Vendor Alliance website,


PCI SVA () assists members of the payment card industry, composed of merchants, banks and point-of-sale vendors, in educating the business community on the requirements and business value of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, a global benchmark intended to improve security throughout the entire payment card transaction process.

About Ecora

Ecora Software provides Enterprise Configuration Visibility™ to customers worldwide, ensuring their IT infrastructures are secure, compliant and effective. Ecora is the market-proven leader in transforming enterprise-wide configuration data into easy-to-understand reports for regulatory compliance and enabling IT best practices. The Company's flagship solution, Auditor Professional™, provides the only patented architecture proven to automate the collection and reporting of configuration information from the entire infrastructure, without agents. Ecora Software takes the cost and complexity out of compliance audits and adopting IT best practices for more than 800 active worldwide customers, including many of the Fortune 100.