atsec information security corporation Receives Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) Status from PCI SSC

July 22, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Austin, TX atsec information security is proud to announce the addition of Payment Card Industry Approved Scanning Vendor (PCI ASV) services to its IT security services portfolio. atsec has been added to the Approved Scanning Vendors list on the PCI Security Standards Council Web site after successfully completing PCI Scanning Vendor Compliance Testing.

The ASV accreditation program is administered by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), whose mission 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.

atsec added this service to support clients in the financial services industry. atsec offers application evaluation, cryptographic module and algorithm testing, auditing and penetration testing to this market.

Other IT security services offered by atsec include Common Criteria evaluation, ISO/IEC 27001 consulting, FIPS 140-2 testing, HIPAA compliance support, and penetration testing.

"We will use our proven expertise in auditing, evaluation and testing for our customers in the payment card industry. We are looking forward to working with our existing and new customers in helping them achieve and validate compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard," said Director of Business Development, Fiona Pattinson.

For more information, please visit our website at and also take a look at the PCI website at

About atsec information security
atsec information security is an independent, standards-based information technology security services company that combines a business-oriented approach to information security with in-depth technical knowledge and global experience. atsec was founded in Munich (Germany) in 2000 and has extensive international operations with offices in the U.S., Germany, Sweden and China.
atsec offers evaluation and testing services leading to formal certification for IT security including evaluation under Common Criteria schemes in the U.S., Germany, and Sweden; cryptographic module and algorithm testing under the Cryptographic Module Validation Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. and Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) in Canada; and compliance validation to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.
atsec also offers secure code review, ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS consulting, and penetration testing and scanning services.
atsec works with leading global companies such as IBM, HP, Oracle, Cray, BMW, SGI, Vodafone, Swisscom, RWE, and Wincor-Nixdorf.