Security Services protect credit card merchants.

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SecureTrust® PCI Compliance Solutions aid organizations who accept credit cards and seek to attain mandatory PCI compliance. Services include tests that scan for nearly 10,000 vulnerabilities, such as port scan, trojans, CGI abuses, buffer overflow vulnerabilities, router and firewall weaknesses, denial of service attacks, and HTTP and FTP vulnerabilities. DSS certification protects merchants from fines and penalties, which can be imposed upon non-compliant vendors.

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XRamp's SecureTrust® PCI Compliance Solutions Assist in Protecting Credit Card Merchants from Fraud, Fines, and Liability

SecureTrust® Solutions aid organizations who accept credit cards and seek to attain mandatory PCI compliance. The program includes exhaustive testing which scans for nearly 10,000 vulnerabilities in addition to detailed security consulting and education. SecureTrust® PCI Compliance solutions start at $695 (US) per year.

SAN ANTONIO, TX. January 19, 2006 -- XRamp Security Services, Inc. has announced their SecureTrust® PCI Compliance solutions to aid in protecting organizations who accept credit card payments from security breaches and fraud. SecureTrust® solutions also assist organizations in protecting themselves from the penalties which can be imposed whenever a breach of cardholder information occurs. Merchants working with XRamp and who maintain current PCI compliance at the time a breach occurs, will not be subject to fines of up to $500,000 (US) per incident, loss of the right to accept credit cards, and responsibility for all financial losses resulting from a breach.

All credit card companies are enforcing the Data Security Standard (DSS) within the Payment Card Industry. XRamp has been designated by Visa and MasterCard as a vendor authorized to certify that a credit card merchant is in compliance with these strict industry standards.

XRamp's SecureTrust services include an exhaustive array of tests that scan for nearly 10,000 vulnerabilities. Tests include a complete port scan, tests for backdoors and trojans, detection of CGI abuses, tests for buffer overflow vulnerabilities, scans for router and firewall weaknesses, tests for denial of service attacks, scans for HTTP and FTP vulnerabilities, and a Windows and Linux user-management review amongst many others.

The SecureTrust® program walks merchants through the steps to achieve compliance. The PCI Compliance process begins with the customer filling out a Self Assessment Questionnaire. Once completed, compliance issues are identified, and through XRamp's specialized security consulting and support, the customer can begin putting solutions in place. The SecureTrust® program encompasses more than just an opinion of compliance; it includes security awareness, education, and resolution.

SecureTrust® solutions provide merchants with the tools needed to protect themselves from fraud. In addition, the Payment Card Industry DSS certification protects merchants from the enormous fines and penalties which can be imposed upon non-compliant vendors.

Compliance with credit card security standards is not an inconvenience; it is a requirement. SecureTrust® assists in protecting brick and mortar, mail order, and eCommerce organizations from the financial devastation of fraud, and from the equally onerous penalties of which they are subject to if they don't comply with the new data security standards.

SecureTrust® PCI Compliance solutions pricing begins at $695(US) per year for an initial audit and certification, quarterly scan audits, monthly interval audits, and expert security consultation. For more information, contact XRamp Security Services, Inc., 10000 Vista Verde, San Antonio, TX 78255. Internet:, Phone: 866-775-2378.

A technical white paper is available to editors by calling 866-775-2378. It contains a glossary of industry terms, background information on the extent of the online credit card fraud epidemic, detailed requirements for credit card merchants and service providers at different levels (based upon their annual volumes), and other useful background information.

About XRamp Security Services, Inc.
XRamp is a global leader in providing high-quality security solutions for online merchants, universities, government entities, and any organization requiring secure communications. XRamp was the first Certificate Authority to offer 256-bit SSL certificates.

XRamp has earned authorization from Visa and MasterCard as a CISP-compliant scanning vendor. In addition, XRamp is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and has earned the AICPA/CICA WebTrust Seal of Assurance for Certificate Authorities two years in a row.

Since its inception in 2001, XRamp has prospered by offering high quality security solutions combined with excellent customer and technical support, making XRamp's services one of the best values in the industry.

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