First Data and Trustwave partner to bring new level of data security

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Trustwave and First Data have announced a partnership to bring a new level of information security to millions of small and mid-sized businesses.

Through an agreement, both companies will help businesses secure sensitive information, including payment card data, and comply with payment industry data security standards.

Businesses that use First Data payment processing services will have access to a unique, new solution delivered through Trustwave’s cloud-based TrustKeeper platform.┬áThe service will deliver security through cost effective, purpose-built, endpoint security and advanced e-commerce vulnerability monitoring while helping businesses achieve and maintain compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

“Our collaboration demonstrates that PCI compliance is the ground floor for security and businesses need additional security services that help them go beyond PCI compliance and protect customer and payment card data from a compromise,” said Doug Klotnia, General Manager of Compliance & Risk Management at Trustwave. “This entirely new approach emphasizes security and protection of sensitive data while simplifying the complex compliance process.”

“This partnership enhances our ability to offer our clients the best security and compliance solutions to meet their needs,” said Paul Kleinschnitz, senior vice president, GM Cyber Security Solutions at First Data. “We are helping businesses build a security strategy that is easy-to-understand and sustainable. Instead of the traditional, annual checklist approach, our robust security solutions and services are designed to provide our clients with constant protection.”

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