SANTIAGO, CHILE--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - Trustwave, the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world, announces the appointment of Hermes Romero to manager of business development for Trustwave Latin America.

Romero has more than 13 years of experience in the information security and networking industry, specifically in South America. Romero spent three years at IBM ISS, most recently as business development manager for Chile, Peru and Bolivia. Previously, Romero worked at Unisys Corporation serving in multiple roles ranging from engineering to regional sales manager for Chile and Colombia.

At Trustwave, Romero will be responsible for the firm's business development activity throughout Spanish-speaking South America, including new business opportunities and channel and alliance partnerships. His comprehension of data security will enable him to garner new business, growing Trustwave in the Latin American market, and in turn, helping business partners understand the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the steps necessary to validate and maintain compliance. The appointment of Romero also expands Trustwave's local presence to include Chile, in addition to its South American headquarters in Brazil.

"Hermes' in-depth knowledge and extensive industry experience will augment our efforts as we expand our operations in South America," says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "As adoption of the PCI DSS and other regulations continue in this region, Trustwave has the technology and expertise to help organizations validate their compliance and secure their critical business assets."

"Trustwave's expansion into South America during these past 18 months has been well received," says Jarrett Benavidez, director of Latin America for Trustwave. "As we continue to attract knowledgeable, industry experts to complement our current team, I believe our local presence will help our growth in this dynamic market."

About Trustwave

Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions. Trustwave has helped more than 30,000 organizations -- ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers -- manage compliance and secure their network infrastructure, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, China and Australia. For more information, visit

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