VeriFone and ArcSight form security alliance

San Jose, California-based Verifone said ArcSight's PCI protection suite will enable online retailers to protect cardholder data against breaches and insider threats, as well as monitor compliance with payment card industry data security standards (PCI DSS) rules and regulations.

Jeff Wakefield, vice president of marketing of integrated systems at VeriFone, said: "The ArcSight offering directly addresses all 12 PCI DSS mandates and provides a real-time monitoring and early-warning breach detection system, and is a key part of VeriFone's initiative to both educate and assist the industry about payment security compliance."