McAfee Launches Improved PCI Certification Service and Free Trial for Merchants

90-Day Free Trial and PCI-Approved Scanning From the World’s Largest Dedicated Security Company Helps Merchants to Satisfy PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) Requirements

SANTA CLARA, Calif., 30 November 2011 - McAfee today announced the availability of an improved McAfee® PCI Certification Service to help merchants successfully and confidently complete PCI DSS certification.

PCI DSS certification is required by major credit card companies for all merchants who process, accept, or store credit card information. The 12 security requirements in the PCI DSS certification help merchants to prevent hackers from exploiting security vulnerabilities to steal credit card data and negatively impact online retail businesses. Retailers ultimately benefit from the increased security with greater peace of mind by completing the PCI DSS certification.

McAfee PCI Certification Service 90 day Free Trial

To meet PCI compliance requirements, merchants are invited to try the McAfee PCI Certification Service free for 90 days.

“We know that PCI certification can be a daunting and sometimes painful process for merchants,” said Steve Petracca, senior vice president of global consumer marketing at McAfee. “However, if you follow recommended best practices and solutions, the PCI DSS compliance process becomes much more manageable. Tens of thousands of organizations around the world trust McAfee to audit their PCI compliance status and we’re pleased to offer an easy and affordable solution to encourage merchants to stay current on their PCI compliance status.”

The McAfee PCI Certification Service includes scanning, remediation assistance, technical support, self-assessment, and validation of merchant compliance status. The service is easy to use and specially designed for Level 2, 3 and 4 merchants to audit their initial and ongoing PCI compliance status. The improved McAfee PCI Certification Service includes everything a merchant needs for PCI DSS compliance, from start to finish, including a new PCI Wizard that simplifies the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) needed to comply with the PCI DSS certification.

The improved McAfee PCI Certification Service includes the following features:

  • Comprehensive PCI SAQ Wizard to help users navigate, understand each question, and appropriately answer the questions in the SAQ

  • Automatically answers questions to save time based on the IT environment

  • Remediates issues with expert advice from McAfee certified security specialists

  • Generates the completed paperwork needed to submit to the merchant’s acquiring bank

  • Security scanning from the world's largest security company—which can be run quarterly or on demand as needed

  • Easy validation report generation for required proof of compliance from an Approved Scan Vendor (ASV)

  • Unlimited online, phone, and email support from McAfee certified security specialists

Learn more about the McAfee PCI Certification Service 90-day free trial.

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