Bertucci’s Restaurants Chooses Bit9 Application Whitelisting to Secure its Restaurant Systems & Help Achieve PCI Compliance

March 4, 2009

WALTHAM, Mass., March 4 /PRNewswire/ — Bit9, Inc., the pioneer and leader in Enterprise Application Whitelisting, announced today that Bertucci’s has chosen Bit9 Parity(TM) to proactively protect its restaurant systems from malware, data leakage and unauthorized software. Bertucci’s also is using Bit9 Parity application whitelisting to help achieve compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

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With more than 90 restaurants in ten states and the District of Columbia, Bertucci’s has become a beloved destination for Italian food. Bertucci’s is one of many organizations that have shifted from depending solely on reactive antivirus technology, to a proactive model using application whitelisting to manage data security, lower support costs and improve IT performance. Bertucci’s is using Bit9 Parity to lock down its point of sale and corporate systems, prevent data leakage from portable USB devices, and limit costs associated with unwanted software and helpdesk IT calls.

“Bertucci’s is committed to securing our corporate infrastructure as well as our restaurant systems in order to protect our customers,” said Kevin Quinlan, Senior Director of Information Technology, Bertucci’s. “We recognized that the ‘after the fact’ approach offered by antivirus is no longer the most effective way to secure our systems and our customers. By securing our store systems with Bit9 Parity, we enable only trusted applications and significantly lower our risk profile.”

Bit9 Parity gives IT professionals the ability to identify and decide which applications and devices are approved and appropriate to run in their environment, while blocking any unauthorized software or storage devices. This approach eliminates the risks associated with all forms of unwanted software, including targeted and zero-day attacks for which no signatures exist.

“Bertucci’s is now able to more easily and efficiently maintain a standard and secure systems environment,” said Tom Murphy, chief strategist at Bit9. “Bit9 Parity eliminates the burden of testing and distributing signature updates, and provides Bertucci’s with continuous compliance for their restaurant systems.”

Bit9 Parity application whitelisting is being embraced by an increasing number of retailers that are looking for a more secure, cost-effective, and easy-to-manage alternative to antivirus that will help them achieve PCI DSS compliance. Retailers using application whitelisting to control applications on its retail systems include: Marks & Spencer, 7-Eleven, Ritz Camera, and many more.

About Bit9, Inc.

Bit9 is the pioneer and leader in enterprise application whitelisting. The company’s patented application control solutions ensure only trusted and authorized applications are allowed to run, eliminating the risk caused by malicious, illegal and unauthorized software. Unlike traditional, reactive controls that try to scan and prevent the never-ending list of unauthorized software, Bit9 leverages the Bit9 Global Software Registry(TM) — the world’s largest database of software intelligence — to ensure only authorized applications can run, delivering the highest levels of desktop security, compliance, and manageability. Bit9 customers include companies in a wide variety of industries, such as retail, financial services, healthcare, e-commerce, telecommunications, as well as government agencies. Founded in 2002, Bit9 is privately held and based in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.bit9.com or call +1 617.393.7400.

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