SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - Trustwave, the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world, has cemented its leadership position as the premier provider of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance validation for all merchant-levels in Asia-Pacific. Trustwave's Merchant Compliance Program helps acquiring banks, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) and processors validate their merchant population compliant with the PCI DSS.

PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by American Express, Discover Network, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa, Inc. All merchants fall into one of four levels based on Visa transaction volume over a 12-month period. Trustwave's compliance program helps Level 2, 3 and 4 merchants validate their PCI DSS compliance.

Committed to assisting these merchants meet their PCI DSS compliance obligations, Trustwave's Merchant Compliance Program will provide the following solutions:

--  Compliance Management: TrustKeeper®, Trustwave's on-demand
    compliance management solution provides merchants the automated tools
    necessary to support on-going compliance such as quarterly network
    vulnerability scans, intelligent Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)
    completion and TrustKeeper Agent, an on-site monitoring software that
    performs policy checks and inspects for prohibited data storage on any
    installed system.
--  On-Demand Assistance: PCI Assistant, a proprietary, on-demand online
    video tutorial helps merchants through general cardholder data security,
    the PCI DSS and how to comply with the PCI DSS.
--  Policies and Procedures: Helps merchants maintain a strict security
    posture, as well as, compliance support services for those businesses
    requiring additional guidance to become PCI DSS compliant.
--  Managed Security Services: Helps merchants remediate vulnerabilities
    and meet PCI DSS requirements with managed offerings that include Security
    Event and Log Management, Network Access Control, Data Loss Prevention,
    Intrusion Detection and Protection, Unified Threat Management, secure e-
    mail and more.
--  SSL Certificates: For e-commerce merchants who need help securing Web
    communication and protecting e-commerce transactions to reinforce customer

"Many of these merchants do not have an IT or security team in place to help meet compliance mandates," says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "Trustwave's localized expertise in Asia and Australia will provide our strategic partners and their merchants with proprietary technology that will help validate and maintain their compliance and secure their network environment."

"The Commonwealth Bank supports the importance of data security standards put in place by the PCI Council. Our resolve to provide a cost effective and state of the art compliance solution for our entire merchant base has led to our new partnership with Trustwave," says Dominic White, general manager of merchant solutions, Commonwealth Bank of Australia. "We endeavour to spread the ongoing message of data security and join the likes of Visa and MasterCard in the fight against data theft."

Contact Information: MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Genser Trustwave +1 312 873 7288