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Vigilar Earns MasterCard International Site Data Protection Vendor Approval

Tuesday 17 May 2005 23:13 CET | News

Vigilar, has earned its Compliant Security Vendor approval under MasterCard Internationals Site Data Protection (SDP) program. As a MasterCard approved vendor, Vigilar is allowed to help online merchants evaluate the security of their Web sites that store MasterCard account data, and achieve compliance with the MasterCard SDP program that is in accordance with the PCI Data Security Standard.

The PCI Data Standard combines components of MasterCards SDP security compliance program and Visas Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) to create common industry security requirements for storing, processing or transmitting credit cardholder data. These standards are internationally recognized by most major card companies, including American Express, Diners Club, Discover Card and JCB Card, as the benchmark for cardholder data security and are intended to ensure that cardholder data is appropriately protected at all points within the course of a transaction. MasterCard recognized Vigilar specifically for its SDP related services. Vigilar achieved approved 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 lead to an unauthorized intrusion. By proactively identifying and providing the opportunity to remedy such vulnerabilities, SDP approved products offer a means for reducing risk of intrusion and data compromise. As opposed to other certified vendors who only offer merchants self-service network scanning and provide suggestions for remediation, Vigilar conducts the network scan for the merchant and a Vigilar support security analyst reviews the results and provides a customized report detailing the steps necessary for remediation based on the merchants technology requirements. Vigilar then conducts the remediation to rectify any found vulnerabilities, ensuring that the merchant is SDP and PCI compliant. 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.


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