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PCI Compliance Pact: SecurityMetrics, Wireless Zone Partner

SecurityMetrics now offers Payment Card Industry (PCI) and data security compliance solutions to Wireless Zone franchisees, according to a prepared statement.

With the partnership, Wireless Zone's 375 franchisees can leverage SecurityMetrics' PCI compliance and data security solutions to guard against cyberattacks and data breaches, the companies said.

SecurityMetrics' PCI compliance solutions protect businesses and their customers against payment card theft and fraud, the company stated. These solutions include:

  • External and internal vulnerability scanning.
  • Mobile device security.
  • Penetration testing.
  • Privacy and security training.

SecurityMetrics also provides a variety of data security offerings, such as:

  • PANScan: Locates unencrypted credit card data on business networks that can be securely deleted or encrypted at any time.
  • Perimeter Scan: Identifies external network vulnerabilities, including misconfigured firewalls and malware hazards.
  • SecurityMetrics Mobile: Detects mobile security vulnerabilities, safeguards mobile devices and protects mobile data against cyber threats.
  • SecurityMetrics Vision: Scans for vulnerabilities across business networks and notifies end users any time a vulnerability is discovered.

SecurityMetrics has performed security tests across more than 1 million systems. It employs forensic, penetration testing and audit teams to help organizations identify cybersecurity best practices and comply with data security mandates.

MSSPs and PCI Compliance

A growing list of MSSPs and technology vendors offer PCI-focused security solutions, particularly to retail customers. Example developments include:

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.