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Posted on: August 11, 2010

Accelya Chooses Protegrity Data Security Platform to Become PCI DSS Compliant

Protegrity selected for its flexibility, easy deployment on complex infrastructures and low impact on system performance

STAMFORD, Conn., August 11, 2010 – Protegrity USA, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end data security solutions, today announced that Accelya, a leading Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) service provider in Spain, has selected its Data Security Platform to achieve Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. The Protegrity software solution will encrypt payment card data at every stage of its lifecycle, over several IT systems, running on separate database and file server platforms. Businesses that need to comply with PCI DSS regulations are challenged to find a solution that safeguards their customers’ sensitive data in a way that is scalable and cost effective. Using Protegrity’s patented Data Protection System, Accelya can now protect several million credit card transactions per week across multiple platforms, with little impact on system performance. Protegrity secures the data throughout the entire lifecycle, from the moment it enters the network, while it moves between file servers and databases, until it is archived. This comprehensive end-to-end data security approach ensures that Accelya will meet its most critical PCI compliance requirements immediately. “We take the security of our customers’ card data very seriously and are investing heavily in their safety,” said Alberto Montoya, IT Manager for Accelya. “After a thorough evaluation of other data security solutions, we selected Protegrity for three main reasons: Its encryption technology doesn’t affect network performance; it’s highly flexible; and it is easier to integrate into our custom-made, multi-platform architecture.” “Accelya has taken PCI and the need for data security to heart and is partnering with Protegrity to comply with security regulations in the most scalable and effective way possible,” said Iain Kerr, President and CEO, Protegrity. “Accelya and its customers are now safe, and at no point will their card data be accessible by unauthorized people since we protect the data across the full spectrum of touch points.”

About Protegrity

Protegrity is the leading global security software company providing high performance, infinitely scalable, end-to-end data security solutions. Protegrity customers centrally develop, manage and control data security policy that protects sensitive information across the enterprise in databases, applications and file systems from the point of acquisition to deletion. Protegrity’s solutions give corporations the ability to implement a variety of data protection methods, including strong encryption, scalable tokenization, masking and monitoring to ensure the protection of their sensitive data and enable compliance for PCI-DSS, HIPAA and other data security requirements. Protegrity’s award winning software products and innovative technology are backed by 13 industry patents, all of which differentiate the Protegrity Data Security Platform from point solutions. Protegrity employees are security technology specialists with deep industry expertise in data security approaches and techniques, including key management, forensics reporting and security policy definition and management. Protegrity has more than 150 enterprise customers worldwide who use its comprehensive data security solutions to fulfill their obligations to protect their sensitive data, brand, and business reputation. Protegrity is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut USA.