Trapeze Networks and Renaissance Network Solutions Partner to Provide PCI Wireless Security Solution for Retailers


Industry's Only Solution to Meet PCI Wireless Security Standard without Costly Infrastructure Upgrades

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 29 / -- Trapeze Networks®, the award-winning provider of Smart Mobile(TM) wireless solutions, and Renaissance Network Solutions, a leading provider of network integration services, today announced they are partnering to provide the first and only managed service allowing retailers to cost-effectively comply with wireless security provisions in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The service provides supplementary security capabilities on an affordable monthly basis, enabling retailers to avoid the major costs of replacing legacy equipment such as portable data terminals that do not meet the latest PCI security standard.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is issued by the PCI Standards Security Council. Founded by the five leading payment card brands -- American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International -- the Council is an independent body formed to develop and disseminate standards for payment account security. The PCI DSS requirements apply to any merchant or company involved with storing, processing, or transmitting customer payment data such as credit card information.

Detects and Neutralizes Potential Data Security Threats
A majority of U.S. retailers face a difficult challenge, because they have made substantial investments in legacy wireless devices that rely on the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) standard to protect customer data over wireless networks. Due to well-known vulnerabilities of WEP, the PCI DSS requires that WEP-protected networks either be upgraded or supplemented with additional security. For a vast number of retailers, upgrading this legacy equipment would be entirely cost prohibitive.

The managed service from Trapeze and Renaissance uniquely solves this problem by implementing an active security beacon in the retail facility and remotely monitoring it to detect and neutralize any potential threats to data or network security. The solution leverages the most advanced wireless security capabilities from Air Defense, the pioneer and recognized leader in wireless intrusion protection. Provided in the form of a lease-to-own contract, the service delivers the lowest cost of security compliance for the retail owner.

Extends Life of Legacy Wireless Investments
"Strong data security is a critical requirement for today's retailers who handle sensitive customer payment data," said Trapeze Networks president and chief executive officer, Jim Vogt. "Along with our partner Renaissance Network Solutions, our joint solution will enable retailers to protect the value of their investment in legacy wireless infrastructure while cost effectively meeting the high security standards set down by the Payment Card Industry."

"In partnership with Trapeze Networks, we are providing the first and only managed service that solves the difficult security challenge now facing a majority of today's retailers," said John Mahon, president, Renaissance Network Solutions. "Retailers will no longer have to choose between expensive infrastructure upgrades or forfeiting their ability to perform payment card transactions."

For More Information
The managed security service is available directly from Trapeze Networks and Renaissance Network Solutions, as well as from a variety of independent service organizations. For more information, contact Trapeze Networks at 1-877-359-8779 or Renaissance Networks Solutions at 877-335-1144.

About Trapeze Networks
Trapeze Networks delivers Smart Mobile(TM) -- a ground-breaking approach to wireless networking, enabling organizations to deploy massively scalable mobile applications that leverage their existing infrastructure. Smart Mobile achieves this breakthrough by introducing intelligent switching, the first and only WLAN architecture that optimizes network traffic based on the underlying application. With Smart Mobile intelligent switching, organizations can support the most demanding next generation wireless applications such as toll-quality voice over WLAN for thousands of users, seamless indoor/outdoor mobility, and high-speed networks based on 802.11n -- all without requiring expensive forklift upgrades. Trapeze Networks is well-capitalized, with strategic investments from networking industry leaders including Juniper Networks, Motorola, and Nortel Networks. Founded in March 2002, Trapeze is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with operations in Europe, Japan, and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit http://www.trapezenetworks.com/.

About Renaissance Network Solutions
Renaissance Network Solutions, Inc. (RNS) supplies network integration, monitoring, and customer care services to the retail, hospitality and restaurant business verticals, ensuring that mission-critical networks have the minimum amount of down time.

Whether customers opt for initial deployment or expanding/transitioning to emerging technologies, RNS's flexible solutions can transform any network into a strategic asset. Utilizing extensive expertise in network integration of emerging technologies, RNS provides a cost-effective solution that extends beyond typical network installation. Our proven team of network engineers specializes in designing, developing and deploying customized and scalable solutions that can integrate a variety of technologies from a multitude of vendors. In addition, RNS offers a unique level of proactive network management in order to maintain the highest levels of security, performance and ongoing support. For more information, please visit http://rnetworksolutions.com/.

Source: Trapeze Networks

CONTACT:Erin Hitch of Bite Communications, +1-650-326-5074, Erin.hitch@bitepr.com, for Trapeze Networks

Web site: http://rnetworksolutions.com/http://www.trapezenetworks.com/

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