Dallas, Texas – (The Hosting News) – June 24, 2008 – On-demand hosting services and virtual data center provider for the small to medium enterprise (SME), SoftLayer, has partnered with McAfee, to offer all SoftLayer customers McAfee’s comprehensive Payment Card Industry (PCI) security compliance scanning service at no cost.
The service’s retail price is normally $319 per year and is hoped to help customers to meet the requirements set by the PCI Security Standards Council’s Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 1.1. Credit card companies and banks worldwide require e-commerce merchants to comply with the multi-faceted security standard, which includes the requirements of Visa’s Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) and MasterCard’s Site Data Protection (SDP) program.
McAfee’s service includes a wide range of value-adding features that far exceed the basic vulnerability scanning that PCI DSS requires, including:
â€¢ Scheduled quarterly and unlimited manual scans
â€¢ Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) vulnerability remediation support
â€¢ Online self-assessment questionnaire assistance
â€¢ Online assistance for preparing a required PCI security policy
â€¢ Unlimited telephone technical support
â€¢ Direct submission of compliance reports to banks
â€¢ Full-service program starting at 6 IP addresses.
Upon completion of the audit, the service issues a Report of Compliance that is accepted by all credit card companies and banks worldwide.
Nathan Day, Chief Technology Officer of Softlayer noted, ”Security on the Internet has always been one of the greatest challenges to conducting commerce. This solution will allow all SoftLayer customers to increase the safety and trust in their on-line stores and businesses.”
McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee’s focus is to deliver proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, to allow users to browse and shop the Web securely.
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer provides next-generation web hosting and on-demand datacenter services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. Utilizing proprietary management tools coupled with the industry’s first network-within-a-network topology, the company delivers unprecedented power and control to securely manage IT environments while providing unparalleled scalability.
For more information on the partnership and service, please visit: www.softlayer.com/partners_mcafee.
To learn more about SoftLayer, please visit: www.softlayer.com.