SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchant security leader SecurityMetrics, Inc., today announced SecurityMetrics Vision™, an industry-first network threat sensor designed to help small merchants secure their business networks and comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The product combines internal vulnerability scanning, log analysis, wireless detection and a firewall/router in a small unit requiring virtually no configuration, equipping merchants with easy, low-cost protection against card data theft while addressing key PCI requirements.
The device will cost as little as $99 per month when it ships this month, a fraction of the price of single-purpose tools that cost thousands or tens of thousands of dollars and require extensive technical knowledge and maintenance. It eliminates the need to purchase multiple products and simplifies security management, reporting and specific PCI requirements for smaller merchants who lack the IT staff or resources to deploy expensive and complex solutions.
The product also helps acquirers and ISOs reduce their business liability and enhance the value of their merchant portfolios by driving merchant security among their merchant base.
"We designed SecurityMetrics Vision to be easy to set up and administer for merchants, many of whom don't have the time or expertise to resolve key PCI requirements," said SecurityMetrics CEO Brad Caldwell. "This new product provides a simple, low-cost, one-box solution to help smaller merchants keep their businesses safe against hackers and simplify one of the most difficult security challenges: network monitoring."
Many Solutions in One Product
SecurityMetrics Vision features network monitoring, analysis and alert capabilities that help merchants remain secure. The product offers the following features:
- Internal vulnerability scanning searches the merchant network for thousands of internal security weaknesses that may leave businesses susceptible to data theft. The scan engine is updated daily to ensure protection against compromise, and detailed results are reported in a secure online portal after each scan.
- Log alerts provide account and email/text notification when malicious system activity is observed.
- Log storage collects system logs and ensures that merchants have the required log records in the event of a data breach.
- Wireless detection identifies all wireless access points within the network to find potential rogue devices that may be used to steal and access card data.
- Firewall/router protects cardholder data and restricts unknown network connections.
The unit plugs into an Ethernet port on the merchant's local area network (LAN), runs quietly in the background, and is securely linked to the SecurityMetrics online portal where results and alerts are posted. Unlimited 24x7 SecurityMetrics technical support helps merchants understand product operation and eliminate discovered vulnerabilities.
More information about and a demonstration of SecurityMetrics Vision is available at Booth #426 at the ETA Annual Meeting & Expo opening today in San Diego or by emailing email@example.com.
More information about referral and reseller programs for SecurityMetrics Vision is available by contacting SecurityMetrics Business Development at 801.995.6850.
SecurityMetrics, Inc. is a leading provider of merchant security solutions, including a mass-merchant compliance model for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard that has assisted 650,000 small and mid-sized merchants in validating their PCI DSS compliance to date. The company is certified to perform PCI Scans (ASV), PCI audits (QSA), Payment Application Data Security Standards audits (PA-QSA), penetration tests and Payment Card Industry Forensic Investigator (PFI) assessments. SecurityMetrics also offers a security appliance that includes vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection and intrusion prevention capabilities. For more information, contact SecurityMetrics at 801.724.9600 in North America, 0207.993.8030 in Europe, 61.2.8011.3270 in Australia, or visit http://www.securitymetrics.com.
SOURCE SecurityMetrics, Inc.