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Fortinet Joins PCI Security Standards Council
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:29:00 AM
Fortinet - a market-leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions - today announced that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a participating member. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Entry Device (PED) Security Requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).
The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account data security by driving education and awareness of the PCI Security Standards. The organization was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa, Inc.

As part of the PCI Security Standards Council, Fortinet will have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and join a growing community that now includes more than 500 organizations. Fortinet now has the option to incorporate the latest PCI standards in its line of network security hardware appliances including its flagship FortiGate product line. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an organization's best protection against data criminals.

"The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data," said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. "By participating in the standards setting process, Fortinet demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal."

"PCI compliance is no longer a nice to have - it's a must have for companies to securely do business online. Working closely with the PCI Security Standards Council is allowing Fortinet to be at the forefront of PCI-based decisions that will directly affect our customers," said Anthony James, vice president of product marketing for Fortinet.
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