MAYNARD, Mass. -- Tizor Systems, the leading provider of enterprise data auditing and protection solutions for the data center, announced today the availability of new Payment Card Industry (PCI) templates for auditing all user interaction with cardholder data in databases, file servers and mainframes. Designed to make it easier for companies to comply with the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and offered as part of Tizor's Mantra auditing solution, the templates provide the most universal out-of-the-box data auditing policies to enable customers to quickly become PCI-compliant.
Developed by leading credit card companies, the PCI DSS establishes a common framework on how companies handling credit card data should protect that information. Although it has been established and enforced for several years, companies are still struggling to comply. Recent high profile data breaches have prompted renewed commitment to the standard and a scramble to protect sensitive data.
PCI security is enforced through annual audits, and non-compliant organizations face a broad range of penalties including large fines. The standard centers on requirements for protecting credit card data, the majority related to data auditing. With millions of cardholders and billions of data access events, meeting this requirement presents a major business challenge. Many organizations are looking for a PCI data auditing solution like Mantra that can capture, man¬age, and report on event data that links specific users with critical data activity, without a dramatic investment of time or resources to implement.
"Tizor's PCI templates provide what companies need to get started to support and maintain PCI-complaint data auditing policies, said PCI auditor James DeLuccia. "By addressing the main, most universal data auditing policies out-of-the-box, Tizor eliminates the time, cost and guesswork many companies associate with PCI auditing policies.