OREM, Utah, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Running thousands of scans per day, SecurityMetrics has successfully recertified as an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC) for the ninth consecutive year. A leading provider of data security and compliance solutions, SecurityMetrics' award-winning External Vulnerability Scanning services help businesses identify external network weaknesses that could allow unauthorized network access.
"New security vulnerabilities are discovered every day, putting businesses at risk. Vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed will continue to be discovered," says SecurityMetrics Director of Scanning, Nathan Stocks. "To be an ASV requires keeping scanning engines constantly up-to-date and finely-tuned to accurately identify new vulnerabilities alongside vulnerabilities that may be decades old."
SecurityMetrics maintains its list of vulnerabilities through rigorous updates of its proprietary scan engines, manual vulnerability verification, and expert analysis of over 5.47 million SecurityMetrics scans. A support team stands by 24/7/365 to help customers solve any questions concerning scan results, vulnerabilities, and patching.
The company continues to remain in an elite class of original vendors ASV certified by the PCI SSC in 2006, and has annually held its qualification since. In addition to its ASV certification, SecurityMetrics is one of only a handful of companies worldwide certified by the PCI Council to conduct all major PCI compliance validations.
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 other 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 over 600 Participating Organizations representing merchants, banks, processors and vendors worldwide. To learn more about playing a part in securing payment card data globally, please visit: pcisecuritystandards.org.
About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com) SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has helped over 1 million organizations manage PCI DSS compliance and/or secure their network infrastructure, data communication, and other information assets. Among other things, SecurityMetrics offers PCI audits, mobile device vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and forensic analysis. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.