News | August 9, 2011

Digital Defense Receives Sixth Consecutive PCI-ASV Certification: Recertification Is Consistent With Companies' Emphasis On PCI Security As A Managed Service

Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, recently announced the company received formal notification from the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC) that it has once again passed the Testing Phase of the PCI Scanning Vendor Program.

"As an organization DDI is deservedly proud that we have not only achieved PCI ASV certification, which is difficult, but that we are in an elite class of vendors who have been successfully recertified for six years running," stated Mark Bell, EVP of Operations at Digital Defense.

DDI's long-standing PCI-ASV certification demonstrates dependability and consistency as organizations must go through a stringent review process as defined by the PCI SSC. The Company's VLM-Pro (Vulnerability Lifecycle Management - Professional) service is reflective of these high industry standards by providing with clients with enterprise-wide, distributed network scanning capabilities on a managed service basis. Within the solution, clients receive vulnerability scan results and reports related to workflow management of detected security vulnerabilities. Business risks are associated with each host, further optimizing the execution of client risk mitigation plans. VLM-Pro also includes vulnerability remediation project management delivered by DDI's team of security analysts.

"Due to the seriousness of information security breaches, organizations must feel confident when selecting an Information Security provider. The PCI SSC has set a standard, which is recognized and respected worldwide," Bell said. "DDI's standards-driven processes provide clients with a level of service that maintains the integrity of their confidential information. We are pleased to offer the VLM-Pro solution, which we tailored specifically to address this need in the marketplace."

About the PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council is an open, global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and related standards that increase payment data security. Founded in 2006 by the major payment card brands American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the Council has more than 600 Participating Organizations representing merchants, banks, processors and vendors worldwide. For more information, visit: http://pcisecuritystandards.org.

About Digital Defense
Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) is a leading provider of security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions. The company provides managed and client-directed security GRC services directly and through its business partners to organizations of all sizes and industry types. DDI clients enjoy greater visibility and management insight of their enterprise-wide GRC programs using DDI's proprietary Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery platforms and assessment tools. For more information, visit www.ddifrontline.com.

SOURCE: Digital Defense, Inc.

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