Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Dan Thompson
PAN Communications
978/474-1900
ecora@pancomm.com

Industry Webinar to Focus on PCI Data Security Standard as a Catalyst for Improving Information Security

Event also features CFO Account of a Recent Data Breach

Portsmouth, N.H. – May 17, 2007 – Ecora Software, a leading provider of change and compliance reporting solutions, will host a webinar on PCI compliance with Forrester Research and VeriSign that features exclusive commentary from the CFO of a company that suffered a cardholder data breach in February 2007 and has subsequently been elevated to the same scrutiny as a PCI Level 1 Merchant ranking.

The webinar will provide attendees with insight into the requirements for the PCI Data Security Standard, the consequences of non-compliance, and ways to leverage PCI compliance to improve information security.

As this webinar will share, data losses threaten the reputation, customer base, and overall bottom line of any organization suffering a breach. Now, even organizations that haven't suffered a data breach will face potential fines from VISA if they fail to comply with PCI standards, beginning in September 2007.

This webinar will share:

  • A first-hand account from a company whose data was recently breached; the challenges they now face as a result; and the lessons they've learned from the breach
  • The purpose of the Standard and what is new with the latest version
  • Top PCI challenges that merchants, banks and payment processors face worldwide
  • Steps to avoid the most common control deficiencies auditors find
  • Ways to use automation to quickly identify gaps, remediate deficiencies, and generate reports validating your infrastructure is secure and compliant

To register, please paste the URL below into your browser.
www.ecora.com/ecora/webinars/webinar.asp/2007-05-23/

Who:
James Sayles, Chief Compliance Advisor, Ecora Software (www.ecora.com)
Khalid Kark, Sr. Analyst, Forrester Research
Brandon Williams, Sr. Consulting Manager, VeriSign

What:
Complimentary Webinar: Securing Cardholder Data So You Don't Make Headlines

When:
May 23, 2007
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT

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.

Please visit Ecora at www.ecora.com.