INS is Recognized as a MasterCard Site Data Protection Compliant Vendor

Thursday 24 February 2005 02:38 CET | News

INS has successfully completed the MasterCard Site Data Protection (SDP) compliance testing process. As an SDP compliant vendor, INS is allowed to help online merchants evaluate the security of their Web sites that store MasterCard account data, and achieve compliance with the MasterCard Security Standard.

INS has achieved compliance status by proving its ability to detect, identify and report vulnerabilities common to flawed web site architectures and configurations. These vulnerabilities, if not patched in actual merchant Web sites, could potentially lead to an unauthorized intrusion. By proactively identifying and providing the opportunity to remedy such vulnerabilities, SDP-compliant products offer a means for reducing risk of intrusion and data compromise. The SDP Compliance Testing program is an expansion of MasterCards Site Data Protection Program, a comprehensive, proactive and cost-effective set of global e-commerce and financial security services designed to help protect the Web sites of its member financial institutions, online merchants and other payment processors holding MasterCard account information. The Vendor Compliance Program requires a two-step process. The first step is to complete an online application form, which can be found at the SDP Web site. The application provides MasterCard with an overview of the applying organization, along with a detailed assertion by the security vendor that their solution is compliant with or exceeds the requirements set forth in the MasterCard Security Standard. After applying for compliance testing, the second step is for vendors to undergo a rigorous evaluation cycle that spans across a wide range of Web servers, firewalls, and operating systems -- an environment controlled and managed by MasterCard.

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