Configuresoft “Insures” PCI-DSS Compliance Success at Mondial Assistance

2008-08-05 07:00:00

Configuresoft “Insures” PCI-DSS Compliance Success at Mondial Assistance

ECM Provides Quick and Accurate Clean IT for Leading Travel Insurance

Provider, Successfully Ensuring Security, Regulatory and Operational

Compliance

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–(EMWNews)–Configuresoft, the world’s leading enterprise configuration management

company, today announced that Mondial Assistance US, a leading provider

of insurance and assistance services, has selected Configuresofts

Enterprise Configuration Manager (ECM) to ensure Clean IT by providing

continuous compliance with regulatory and industry requirements such as

PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and

Sarbanes-Oxley.

Information technology is an integral part of

our business, said Chris Burroughs, Vice

President, IT Infrastructure Services for Mondial Assistance. The

data provided by ECM has been invaluable. Before, every person in the

department was tasked with helping with patching and audits. Now, only

one person handles each area, which frees our time for other projects.

As a travel insurance provider for more than 100 million U.S. customers,

Mondial Assistance cannot afford costly down time. To keep systems

secure and running at peak performance, the IT staff must ensure that

all applications stay current with the latest releases and patches.

Additionally, the company needs to remain in continuous compliance. With

a growing infrastructure, monitoring the system and generating the

required reports was no longer achievable as a manual task.

Configuresoft not only enables a greater

degree of efficiency in our IT organization, but with CP&C toolkits, we

can have confidence that our systems are continuously secure and

compliant, added Burroughs.

A key factor in Mondial Assistances

selection of ECM was Configuresofts Center

for Policy & Compliance (CP&C), which is comprised of policy experts,

former auditors and contributors to Federal mandates and standards. CP&C

prepares a comprehensive series of toolkits – automated checks and

controls that include access control, audit control and access change

monitoring for Configuresoft customers.

ECMs Clean IT

compliance features allow Mondial Assistance to perpetually audit its

critical servers to ensure they meet industry-standard compliance

guidelines, said Dave Shackleford, Director

of Configuresofts Center for Policy and

Compliance. With ECM, Mondial Assistance can

easily view, assess and implement a process of continuous compliance

across its entire enterprise, effectively managing constantly evolving

standards.

About Mondial Assistance

Mondial Assistance is a global leader in specialty insurance and

emergency assistance services. Four percent of the worlds

population or about 250 million people are served by Mondial Assistance

businesses around the globe. In the United States, Mondial Assistance is

best known for its Access America®

brand of travel insurance and assistance services. Access America plans

are sold in all 50 states by the finest travel agencies and suppliers.

As one of 29 business units, the U.S. operation also serves major health

insurers, credit card, and entertainment companies with insurance

products, international travel assistance, and concierge services. For

more information please visit: www.mondialUSA.com.

About Configuresoft

Configuresoft, the worlds leading enterprise

configuration management provider, delivers automated and optimized Lean

IT, secure and compliant Clean IT, and energy-efficient Green IT to IT

Operations. Hundreds of organizations, including 13 of the worlds

25 largest companies, rely on Configuresoft to effectively and

efficiently manage the complexity of todays

physical and virtualized IT environments. Configuresofts

team of security and policy experts ensure continuous compliance with

regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley and industry standards

such as PCI DSS and Microsoft and VMware Hardening Guides. To contact

Configuresoft, please call 888-447-2220 or visit www.configuresoft.com.

Configuresoft, Inc.
Becky Norris, 719-686-2682
becky.norris@configuresoft.com

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