Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, today announced it has been added to Groupement D'intérêt Economique Cartes Bancaires' (GIE CB) preferred vendor list. This process validates that Trustwave has met all necessary requirements to provide security services and technology solutions to Cartes Bancaires (CB) merchants, acquirers and service providers.
CB is one of the largest European interbank card payment and cash withdrawal systems. Being listed as a GIE CB preferred vendor indicates Trustwave's internal methodologies for measuring compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) have been vetted and approved by CB. Trustwave is one of a limited number of vendors to have gone through the rigorous approval process and achieved this validation, which serves as evidence of its commitment to the French marketplace.
PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the main global payment schemes - Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB.
"This achievement is another validation of our commitment to the European market," said Andy Bokor, executive director, EMEA and APAC, at Trustwave. "We're proud to have CB as a partner, and will remain dedicated to exceeding their stringent security requirements to ensure customer data is protected."
"This is a very important addition to our portfolio," said Paul Trescases, risk manager at Groupement des Cartes Bancaires. "The addition of Trustwave to the GIE CB preferred vendor list will allow us to deliver industry-leading solutions to our merchants that will help them achieve compliance with the PCI DSS."
About Groupement des Cartes Bancaires
CB Set up in 1984 to establish in France an interbank card payment and ATMs cash withdrawal scheme, Groupement des Cartes Bancaires "CB" (cartes-bancaires.com) is a non-profit organization acting as the governance body of the CB Payment Scheme. CB is responsible for the system's overall architecture, interbanking rules, procedures and risk management. CB also defines technical and security standards, and ensures approval of manufacturers and vendors whose products and services comply with CB standards. Furthermore, CB runs an information system, providing its members banks with high performance data mining and fraud fighting tools. CB is one of the largest payment scheme in EU with 60 million cards, 56,000 ATMs, 1.2 million of merchants with a very significant activity : 7 billion of payments +1.5 billion of ATMs operations took place along 2010.
Trustwave (trustwave.com) is a leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including SIEM, EV SSL certificates and secure digital certificates. Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.