Voltage Security joins PCI Security Standards Council

PALO ALTO, CA, December 10 / MARKET WIRE/ --

Voltage Security, Inc., (www.voltage.com), a global leader in information encryption, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a participating organization. Voltage will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

"Membership in this important and prestigious council underscores the Voltage commitment to creating standards in technology solutions that protect payment cardholder data," said Wasim Ahmad, vice president of marketing for Voltage Security.

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity. More information on the council and the standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

"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, Voltage Security demonstrates they are committed to this common objective."

New Guide to PCI DSS 1.2 Compliance Available

Voltage is also taking a proactive approach to providing education to the user community on new PCI DSS 1.2 specifications. The whitepaper, available here, is designed to assist companies with requirements 3,4,5,6,7 of the PCI standard across all databases and business applications and highlights how large enterprises are becoming compliant 5 times faster with the help of Voltage SecureData and Format-Preserving Encryption.

Voltage Security provides a standards based encryption approach to protecting sensitive information in databases without the need to alter database schemas or implement extensive changes to business applications. This approach consistently yields cost and time savings of 5 times that of other approaches. More information is available at www.voltage.com/pci.