OREM, Utah, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to lessen the rash of business compromises that coincide with the holiday shopping season, SecurityMetrics is offering a discount on vulnerability scanning for new and returning customers this fall. Vulnerability scans are automated tests that locate vulnerabilities, or weaknesses, in business environments that could allow a hacker access into a network to steal customer credit card data.
"Historically, the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas sees more frequent credit card purchases than any other time of year," said Nathan Stocks, Director of Scan Services at SecurityMetrics. "This increase in transactions may also mean an increase in liability if a business has been breached. Businesses can and should protect themselves by running vulnerability scans as often as possible, and fixing the problems those scans find immediately."
Customers that take advantage of the discount are encouraged to run unlimited scans on their software, hardware, and network structures. Technical support agents are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist merchants with their scans and vulnerability remediation.
Remediating vulnerabilities can help merchants avoid common hacking tactics, like SQL injection and remote access exploitation. SecurityMetrics maintains its list of vulnerabilities through rigorous updates of its scan engines, manual vulnerability verification, and expert analysis of over 4 million SecurityMetrics scans.
"Not only are quarterly vulnerability scans one of the easiest and best things you can do to remain secure," said Gary Glover, Director of Security Assessments at SecurityMetrics. "They are also a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirement for certain merchants."
To get the vulnerability scanning discount, visit http://info.securitymetrics.com/discounted-scans before December 31, 2014. To learn more about SecurityMetrics vulnerability scanning, visit https://www.securitymetrics.com/vulnerability-scan
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SecurityMetrics is a global leader in data security that enables businesses of all sizes to comply with government, healthcare, and financial mandates. Since it's founding date, the company has helped over 1 million organizations worldwide protect their network infrastructure and data communications from compromise. Among other services, SecurityMetrics offers PCI and HIPAA compliance services, penetration testing, security consulting, mobile device vulnerability scanning, payment data discovery, and incident response. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held corporation headquartered in Orem, Utah. For more information visit www.securitymetrics.com.
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