BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barkly, the company advancing endpoint security by combining the strongest, smartest protection with the simplest management, today announced that the Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform™ is certified for antivirus (AV) efficacy to meet Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) anti-malware requirements as specified in PCI DSS Requirement 5, providing organizations with the ability to replace traditional antivirus. The validation was provided in a report by Coalfire, a leading assessor for global PCI and other compliance standards across the financial, government, industry, and healthcare sectors.
In the report Coalfire states “The Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform™ demonstrated multiple capabilities including fileless attack blocking, executable blocking, and exploit blocking and performed attribute and behavioral analysis. The Barkly cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides flexibility to manage endpoints, automatic upgrades for agents, alert configurations, manage override rules, and export incident data.” For these reasons the report concludes, “All these capabilities make it an option for companies aiming to comply with PCI-DSS anti-malware requirements.”
“In 2017 54% of businesses were compromised and as a result many companies are now looking to invest in new technologies. With this technical validation, Barkly customers and prospective customers can confidently replace their AV solutions with the knowledge that they meet PCI DSS compliance guidelines,” said Mike Duffy, CEO of Barkly.
Coalfire’s assessment found that Barkly’s endpoint protection platform provides coverage for PCI DSS Requirement 5, “Protect all systems against malware and regularly update anti-virus software or programs,” and provides the following capabilities:
- Barkly detects and effectively prevents the execution of known malicious software
- Barkly effectively mitigates malware by blocking malware and exploits
- Barkly effectively generates logs of events such that malicious activity can be traced
- Barkly can be prevented from being disabled by unauthorized users
- Barkly provides features for Windows endpoints including support for virtualization environments.
In addition to PCI DSS Requirement 5 compliance, many organizations leverage NIST FICIC as a security framework for their cybersecurity posture and to address current and future computer and information security challenges. Coalfire also validated that the Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform™ provides coverage for controls within the NIST FICIC “Detect” and “Respond” functions.
About PCI DSS:
PCI DSS is a framework that defines baseline technical, physical, and operational security controls necessary for protecting payment card account data. PCI DSS applies to any organization that stores, processes, or transmits Cardholder Data. The PCI DSS security requirements apply to app system components included in or connected to the cardholder data environment.
Barkly is the company advancing endpoint security by combining the strongest, smartest protection with the simplest management. The Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform™ breaks the attack chain at the earliest opportunity through Barkly’s Multi-Vector Attack Blocking, which identifies and blocks attacks across all vectors, whether exploits, scripts, or executables. Barkly’s protection is powered by Barkly’s Continuous Learning Engine, which automatically tests and trains protection models nightly to keep Barkly a step ahead of the evolving threats. Barkly is easy to deploy and manage through the Barkly Management Portal which makes protection insights available anytime and anywhere, on desktop or mobile. Learn more by visiting us at www.barkly.com or follow us on Twitter @BarklyProtects.