PixAlert and ExoIS Form Strategic Partnership
ExoIS to integrate PixAlert as email Gateway (DLP) Partner for PCI Level 1 Compliant Portal “PeepSafe”
PixAlert who provide world-class scalable data auditing enterprise solutions confirmed today that it has formed a strategic partnership with US PCI-compliance specialists ExoIS, combining their services in a single comprehensive solution to protect cardholder data.
ExoIS has integrated PixAlert‘s market leading data discovery email technology DataGuard™ into the PeepSafe cloud based suite to create a unique solution which prevents the entry and re-entry of cardholder data into corporate systems.
PeepSafe is a Software as a Service (SaaS) suite of applications that allow organisations which store, process or transmit cardholder information to de-scope internal functions and securely contain personal data within a hosted portal. PeepSafe sits between the consumer, the merchant system and the payment gateway enabling PCI-compliance by ensuring that cardholder data remains within a secure portal and cannot enter an organisation’s corporate network. This solution can enable merchants, depending on the services selected, to reduce their PCI footprint down to an SAQ A with practically no impact on existing systems and processes.
This new joint partnership between ExoIS and PixAlert increases the capabilities of the PeepSafe Level 1 PCI compliant cloud hosted service to include a new and unique solution to detect and remotely quarantine cardholder data before it can enter or re-enter a corporate network. By integrating PixAlert's DataGuard™email gateway filter into PeepSafe, all emails are re-directed to the PeepSafe portal for analysis by DataGuardTM. When cardholder data is detected, the offending email is forwarded to quarantine within the secure PeepSafe environment, preventing it from ever reaching corporate systems.
Announcing the new partnership Vivian Cullen, Head of International Business at PixAlert stated ‘we are very excited to be jointly working with ExoIS in providing this significant enhancement to their PCI DSS portfolio. By hosting and integrating Dataguard within the PeepSafe level 1 PCI compliant environment, ExoIS continues to lead the market with the most comprehensive and cost effective solution for protecting credit card data. For PixAlert, this partnership expands our global distribution channel while adding the flexibility to offer our clients DataGuard technology as a PCI level 1 compliant service, further strengthening our market position and competitive advantage.
PixAlert’s PCI DSS technology enables businesses to discover and understand the scale of their card holder data (CHD) exposures while improving PCI DSS certification success rate in a structured and continuously monitored process which is an essential element in maintaining proactive security controls.
For ExoIS, Ruth Xovox, Chief Compliance Strategist said: ’PeepSafe already uses a range of security tools to protect cardholder data, restrict its movement and ensure that it never enters a customer environment. By adding the PixAlert technology, we are not only able to identify all cardholder data, but we can also ensure that no sensitive data can make its way back, giving organizations peace of mind that they are not unwittingly brought back into scope. Many breaches are caused by the “unknown unknowns”.
With a growing and constant challenge of protecting corporate reputation, brand integrity, employees and customers against the risk of data exposure, leakage of sensitive information and inappropriate image distribution, PixAlert provides pioneering enterprise content audit solutions which help to manage and protect corporate networks. PixAlert detection technologies help organizations save time and energy while significantly reducing costs by supplying best practice solutions, which prevent data leakage, improve compliance, enforce corporate policies and protect against legal proceedings, brand and reputational damage.
Founded in 2004 in the heart of Silicon Valley, ExoIS is the provider of PeepSafe®, the world’s leading PCI (Payment Card Industry) Compliant SaaS solution. PeepSafe allows any organization that accepts credit cards to de-scope entire functions and network segments, including phone calls, e-mails, faxes, databases, applications, green screen applications, and workstations. This helps to reduce or eliminate their PCI footprint, their liability and their costs to become compliant.
PeepSafe is a fully managed, secure portal environment that requires no changes to internal systems and business processes, incurs minimal implementation time and is available at a fraction of the cost of typical annual audit spends. Andrew Nash, CTO of Trulioo, Ravi Subramanian, CEO of BDA and Colin MacNab, CEO of AppEnsure are on the ExoIS Board of Advisors. For more information visit www.exois.com