March 14, 2011
From the press release:
Ground Labs, a global leader in the development of security and auditing software for the payment card industry, recently announced the introduction of native support for FreeBSD within its cardholder data discovery products for PCI compliance.
“Our goal is to provide support for all major operating systems that are used to store, transmit or process cardholder data,” said Stephen Cavey, director of corporate development for Ground Labs. “FreeBSD is used in mission-critical environments worldwide. It is therefore a perfect addition to our portfolio of supported platforms.”
Many large organisations, including large web hosting providers rely on FreeBSD to achieve high levels of uptime. “FreeBSD is known for being a reliable and robust operating system,” said Peter Duthie, chief architect for Ground Labs. “By offering native support for FreeBSD within our cardholder data discovery products we can enable more organisations to identify non-compliant instances of cardholder data storage and facilitate compliance with PCI DSS 2.0.”
Ground Labs’ flagship products, Card Recon and Enterprise Recon, previously supported 5 operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, AIX and HPUX. Card Recon can now be used on FreeBSD systems to perform accurate cardholder data discovery scans. Enterprise Recon users will also benefit now that Enterprise Recon Node Agents can be deployed on remote FreeBSD systems within larger environments to achieve centralised monitoring and visibility of PCI compliant cardholder data storage practices.
“We’re very pleased to have Ground Labs offer FreeBSD support within its cardholder data discovery products,” said Erwin Lansing, FreeBSD developer and member of the Ports Management team. “While FreeBSD is widely deployed throughout the industry, enterprise-grade commercially supported software tools are only just starting to appear. Given the growing importance of the PCI Compliance Standards, Ground Labs products add valuable tools for FreeBSD users, who will benefit from this new level of support.”
FreeBSD versions of Card Recon and Enterprise Recon Node Agents are available at no additional charge for download by existing and new customers.
About Ground Labs
Ground Labs is a global leader in the development of security and auditing software solutions for PCI compliance. Its flagship products, Card Recon and Enterprise Recon, identify and analyze cardholder data storage risks on thousands of computer systems worldwide. Merchants, acquirers and schemes use Ground Labs products to achieve and maintain PCI compliance, while QSAs use those same products to validate compliance and produce accurate reports.