iTRACS Joins ‘PCI in the Cloud’ Event Exploring PCI Compliance
Panelists Agree: Threat of Data Breaches Requires a New Level of Risk-Mitigation in IT Physical Infrastructure
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 07, 2011
iTRACS Corporation, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class Data Center Infrastructure Management solutions that drive efficiency and risk mitigation in the modern data center, recently participated in and exhibited at PCI in the Cloud, an insightful June 10 panel discussion that explored the PCI compliance challenges facing the business world as more and more credit card transactions move to the cloud.
PCI in the Cloud was co-sponsored by ExoIS, a leader in PCI compliance and an iTRACS Certified Partner, and Rapid7. Panelists included representatives from Visa, ExoIS, Rapid7, Protegrity, Coalfire, and Hytrust. More than 120 attendees joined industry experts to address such questions as:
Who is responsible for PCI compliance in the cloud ““ the provider or the customer? How can merchants effectively collaborate with the QSA community? How can the risk of business users bypassing standard IT controls be addressed? How do you migrate a PCI environment to the cloud? What is the role of IT physical infrastructure management and asset management in the protection of the data?
"PCI compliance is paramount in the financial sector’s ability to take advantage of new cloud-based paradigms. It’s about maintaining control and auditability over where the data is, what assets it is sitting on, and who is touching it," said Elizabeth Given, President and CEO of iTRACS. "iTRACS and ExoIS are teaming together to deliver comprehensive end-to-end solutions for PCI compliance that manage PCI-related risks in a multi-layered approach."
"Maneuvering new technologies and risks associated with the cloud is a complicated and often overwhelming process," added Ruth Xovox, Chief Compliance Strategist at ExoIS. "New solutions such as the ExoIS Peepsafe SaaS product, combined with iTRACS physical infrastructure management, are helping merchants offset this liability as well as reduce their overall PCI footprint."
By providing in-depth visibility into the history and disposition of every IT asset ““ and the data sitting on that asset ““ iTRACS can help companies comply with PCI security requirements. iTRACS Converged Physical Infrastructure Managementâ„¢ (CPIMâ„¢) portfolio brings a unique systems management perspective to the PCI challenge. The software supports process-based management with built-in auditing, preventative controls to protect the integrity of PCI-sensitive data, and an IT governance model for accountability in decision-making. This reduces the need for costly independent audits or separate control systems to meet PCI compliance.
iTRACS is the leading provider of enterprise-class Data Center Infrastructure Management solutions that drive efficiency, performance, cost savings, and strategic value in the modern data center. Its best-in-class portfolio, Converged Physical Infrastructure Managementâ„¢ (CPIMâ„¢), features the world’s first and only holistic view of the data center using an interactive, navigable 3D environment. Interactive 3D Visualization ““ The Efficiency Engineâ„¢ is at the heart of the CPIMâ„¢ solution, unleashing new opportunities to create efficiency and business value in the design, management, and optimization of IT physical infrastructure.
Today, CPIMâ„¢ with interactive 3D visualization is being globally deployed in some of the world’s most complex data centers and IT infrastructure, helping organizations drive efficiency and optimize asset performance. Reduce costs. Manage change. Minimize risk. And optimize the business value of the entire physical infrastructure investment. We’re proud to be included by Gartner as a 2011 Gartner Cool Vendor in Data Center Infrastructure Management.
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