PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, today announced a leading life insurance company servicing more than 1,000,000 policies has invested in EnCase Cybersecurity and EnCase Analytics to ensure compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The insurer uses the market-leading EnCase incident response and security analytics tools to identify the location of sensitive payment card data, as well as hunt down undetected data breaches.
PCI DSS compliance is mandatory for every business that accepts credit cards. For insurance companies, compliance requires understanding the flow of payment card data throughout their system, and ensuring it is protected every step of the way. PCI DSS audits examine every part of the company that interacts with sensitive data to ensure compliance. Successfully passing audits requires knowing the location of any payment card data, and ensuring it is stored within the guidelines of the standard.
The insurer is using EnCase® Cybersecurity to support a repeatable and enforceable sensitive data policy that protects its customers’ information and ensures compliance with the PCI DSS. It is using the tool to scan for payment card data, and wipe any data retained in unauthorized locations or beyond acceptable time limits that would put compliance with the PCI DSS at risk. In addition, EnCase® Analytics enables the security team to hunt for undetected breaches that may lead to sensitive data leaks.
“Effectively safeguarding payment card data can only be accomplished if you know where the data resides, and have visibility into activity that may indicate a breach. This is a significant challenge for companies of all sizes,” said Jay Ackerman, Chief Revenue Officer for Guidance Software. “Using EnCase, companies can scan every server and laptop on the network to pinpoint and delete sensitive data in unauthorized locations, and search for connections to suspicious networks.”
The insurer is using the following EnCase products:
- EnCase® Analytics – An endpoint-based security analytics solution that exposes signs of intrusion, behavioral anomalies, and advanced threats across the enterprise. It can also assess if endpoints are connected to untrusted networks.
- EnCase® Cybersecurity – An incident response product that enables your security team to respond quickly to incoming threat alerts to prioritize, investigate, and remediate incidents using endpoint data for context. It also locates and wipes payment card data illicitly hidden in stored transaction data, logs, history files, registry, temporary or cache files, and other files.
Guidance Software was named 2013 market share leader by Gartner for Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools in its November 2014 Competitive Landscape report.
For more information on how EnCase products and Guidance Software Professional Services and Advisory Program can help organizations meet the requirements of PCI DSS, download a copy of Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance: Requirements and Procedures for PCI DSS Version 3.0 Using EnCase from our website at https://www.guidancesoftware.com/PCI_Compliance.
About Guidance Software, Inc.
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in endpoint investigation solutions for security incident response, e-discovery and forensic analysis. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform, deployed on an estimated 25 million endpoints, is used by more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 45 percent of the Fortune 500, and numerous government agencies to conduct digital investigations of servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase Enterprise platform are market-leading cybersecurity, IT help desk, and electronic discovery solutions, EnCase® Cybersecurity, EnCase® Analytics, EnCase® Remote Recovery + and EnCase® eDiscovery. They empower organizations to conduct speedy and thorough security incident response, reveal previously hidden security threats or malicious insider activity, recover lost files, perform sensitive data discovery, and respond to litigation discovery requests. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.encase.com.
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