Astaro Announces New Automated PCI Compliance

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<p><strong>Burlington, Mass. &mdash; Sept. 21</strong><br />Astaro Corp., a provider of unified threat management (UTM) security appliances, has announced the availability of the Astaro Compliance Reporter (ACR) into its line of security products. </p><p>Organizations operating under the regulation of the payment card industry (PCI) can conduct their risk assessment using a &ldquo;Turbo Tax&rdquo;-style questionnaire that complements Astaro&rsquo;s UTM solution to provide a current and accurate compliance report as required by regulatory agencies.<br /><br />This approach reduces the need for organizations to train employees or hire costly outside consultants for the specific purpose of risk assessment compliance. </p><p>To facilitate automation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has in place risk management guidelines that can be applied to regulated companies, however, the sheer amount of information in the NIST protocols can total thousands of pages of material. </p><p>By providing its end-users with a true automated risk assessment program that is updated monthly to meet the ever-changing requirements of various regulations, Astaro further strengthens its security toolkit while preserving the unmatched ease of use that its seventh-generation WebAdmin GUI provides. </p><p>”Compliance isn&#39;t just doing the right thing &mdash; it is reporting you are doing the right thing,” said Charles Kolodgy, IDC research director. “Having an automated tool for updating risk assessments as part of a UTM solution should be a considerable time and cost saver.&rdquo;</p>

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