Tripwire debuts point-of-sale threat protection

Published: Thursday, 12 November 2015 10:24

Tripwire, Inc., has announced the launch of Tripwire POS Threat Protection, a set of threat detection and prevention capabilities designed specifically to defend against cyber attacks directed at point-of-sale (POS) devices.

A vast amount of consumer credit card data is stolen through sophisticated cyber attacks against POS equipment. Tripwire POS Threat Protection delivers 35 new policies and 55 new tests designed to detect specific POS security threats, including common weaknesses and exploitable configuration settings that are frequently used by cyber attackers to access POS devices and customer credit card data.

The new policies detect and notify IT security teams when POS devices, servers and payment card network infrastructure experience specific changes that leave them susceptible to compromise.

“Retailers require both preventative and detective controls,” said Ken Westin, senior security analyst for Tripwire. “In order to mitigate the most sophisticated cyber attacks, retailers need to harden their environment as well as decrease the mean-time-to-resolution when there is an incident. Tripwire’s latest POS solutions are based on recommendations from industry leaders and actual attack data, a unique approach designed to solve both of these problems.”

Tripwire POS Threat Protection is available with the most recent release of Tripwire Enterprise.

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