CHICAGO, IL and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  Euroline, the credit card acquiring unit of SEB, has partnered with Trustwave to provide Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance validation solutions to its Level 3 and 4 merchants. Trustwave is a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions.

PCI DSS is a requirement for all entities that store, process, or transmit cardholder data and has been endorsed by all of the major card brands, including Visa Inc., MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express, and JCB.

In order to assist in the compliance efforts of merchants, Euroline has engaged Trustwave to provide its merchant's access to TrustKeeper® PCI, Trustwave's industry-leading PCI DSS compliance web portal.

TrustKeeper PCI facilitates PCI DSS compliance validation in an easy and efficient manner for merchants. Using its dynamic PCI Wizard in conjunction with TrustKeeper Agent, merchants answer a personalized questionnaire that simplifies the complex terminology of the PCI DSS. Additionally, TrustKeeper Agent ensures merchants aren't storing unencrypted cardholder data or track data. TrustKeeper PCI also helps merchants complete the PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire, schedule required vulnerability scans and receive their PCI DSS compliance certificate.

As an additional segment of the merchant compliance program for Euroline, TrustKeeper PCI provides online educational and compliance tools for merchants to help build awareness of the PCI DSS requirements. Online video tutorials guide merchants through general cardholder data security, the PCI DSS and how to comply with the standard. On-demand help, tutorials and tools such as TrustKeeper's Security Policy Advisor and Security Awareness Education ensure that merchants efficiently complete PCI DSS certification.

"We are the first acquiring institution in Sweden to provide our merchants with Trustwave's simplified approach to PCI DSS compliance validation, greatly facilitating their compliance efforts," said Christina Larsson, business area manager at Euroline. "Trustwave's industry-leading TrustKeeper PCI provides our merchants with security awareness and knowledge and minimizes risk for compromise, which ultimately helps protect their brand."

"Euroline understands the importance of the PCI DSS and that providing a simplified solution will facilitate compliance," said Brooks Wallace, Managing Director, EMEA at Trustwave. "Trustwave's solution will help move merchants through the compliance process with ease and its additional features will help educate the merchant to ensure that compliance is maintained."

Contact Information:

Michelle Genser

+46 8 14 70 28