July 11, 2017 – Tel Aviv, Israel — Aqua Security, the leading provider of container security solutions, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. Aqua will work with the Council to achieve and improve payment data security worldwide through the ongoing development and refinement of the PCI Security Standards as it relates to securing containerized applications and development environments. Demonstrating its strong support of the standard, Aqua today published an in depth White Paper that maps specific controls to all sections of the standard that apply to container-base development environments. The white paper can be found at https://info.aquasec.com/pci-dss-compliance-for-containers-guide.
“Because of its prescriptive nature, we believe that The PCI DSS standard is one of the most useful security standards around today, ” said Amir Jerbi, CTO, Aqua Security. “Since software containers can run anywhere and be used for ephemeral workloads, they create new challenges for PCI compliance – challenges that the Aqua Container Security Platform addresses, and we are delighted to contribute to its ongoing evolution.”
As a Participating Organization, Aqua Security adds its voice to the standards setting process and will receive previews of drafts of standards and supporting materials in order to provide feedback to shape their final versions, as well as engaged in a growing community of more than 800 organizations united to improve payment security worldwide.
Endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the PCI Security Standards require merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data protection – not just once a year, but as part of a business-as-usual security posture.
“In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against network security threats and data breaches,” said Mauro Lance, Chief Operating Officer of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a Participating Organization Aqua Security demonstrates they are playing an active part in mitigating the threats and improving the security of the payment chain globally by driving the security standards to higher levels of adoption and strength.”
Aqua will also have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council, participate in exclusive webinars and question and answer sessions with Council representatives, and review and discuss new versions of the PCI Security Standards while sharing cross-sector experiences and best practices at the annual Community Meetings.
To Learn more, download Aqua’s PCI-DSS Compliance Guide for Containers.
About Aqua Security
Aqua Security enables enterprises to secure their virtual container environments from development to production, accelerating container adoption and bridging the gap between DevOps and IT security. Aqua’s Container Security Platform provides full visibility into container activity, allowing organizations to detect and prevent suspicious activity and attacks in real time. Integrated with container lifecycle and orchestration tools, the Aqua platform provides transparent, automated security while helping to enforce policy and simplify regulatory compliance. Aqua was founded in 2015 and is backed by TLV Partners, Microsoft Ventures, and IT security leaders, and is based in Israel and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.aquasec.com or follow us on twitter.com/AquaSecTeam.
About the PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council is a global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other standards that increase payment data security. Founded in 2006 by the major payment card brands American Express, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard and Visa Inc., the Council has more than 800 Participating Organizations representing merchants, banks, processors and vendors worldwide. To learn more about playing a part in securing payment card data globally, please visit: www.pcisecuritystandards.org.