McAfee has announced the Easy PCI Plan, designed to help companies achieve compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI

The New McAfee Easy PCI Plan specifies a powerful "triple play" of integrated protection and compliance solutions, along with certified PCI consulting and audit services provided by Foundstone Professional Services. The unique "triple play" offering includes products such as McAfee Total Protection, McAfee Foundstoneand McAfee IntruShield.
All three solutions map directly to PCI standard requirements, thereby helping companies pass critical PCI audits and achieve sustainable compliance. McAfee Foundstone Professional Services is a PCI-certified Qualified Security Assessor.
According to Gartner Group, PCI compliance standards are the result of high profile data breaches that cost companies an average of $300 per credit
card account. The standards have been in place for years, with companies falling into one of four categories based on the number of transactions they
"As a CEO, I understand the pain that companies feel as they try to achieve PCI compliance," said Dave DeWalt, chief executive officer at McAfee.
"McAfee understands the importance of passing audits and sustaining multiple levels of security, and we understand the potential consequences of this looming deadline. The good news is that McAfee is well positioned to provide a full suite of protection and compliance tools that are designed to help companies not only pass PCI audits, but achieve sustained compliance as well."
At the heart of the McAfee Easy PCI Plan is a "triple play" of integrated Security Risk Management (SRM) solutions that directly map to well over half of the twelve distinct requirements of the latest PCI DSS standard (v1.1). When combined with certified McAfee consulting and audit services, the Easy PCI plan provides a practical and prescriptive approach for addressing the primary PCI pain points facing Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 merchants.
The "triple play" combination of McAfee IntruShield, McAfee Foundstone and McAfee Total Protection can help companies meet a total of six of the 12 PCI DSS requirements, including:
* Covering system passwords and other security parameters;
* Covering the use of anti-virus software or programs;
* Covering secure systems and applications;
* Covering use of unique IDs for persons with computer access;
* Covering access to network resources and cardholder data; and
* Requirement 11: Covering regularly testing of security systems and processes.